Teen killed, two men wounded in shooting incidents over three-hour span Wednesday night in Philadelphia

N. Dover Street ShootingInvestigators gather on the scene after a 17-year-old boy was shot to death at about 9 p.m. Wednesday night in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Gunfire also wounded men in the Logan and Tacony section of the city.

N. Dover Street ShootingAccording to police, officers were called for a report of gunshots and found the teen on North Dover Street, near West Thompson and 29th Streets, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in his chest.

They rushed him to Hahnemann University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said they located 13 fired shell casings on the sidewalk.

Authorities believe this was a targeted shooting, according to a FOX29 report. Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that ballistic evidence showed the victim was shot at point-blank range.

N. Dover Street ShootingNo arrests have been made, according to CBS3. 6ABC reports that homicide detectives do not yet have a motive or suspect.

A 23-year-old man was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the arm during an incident shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Vandike Street, near Torresdale and Frankford Avenues in the Tacony section of the city.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the leg on North 19th Street, near West Wingohocking Street in the Logan section of the city. 6ABC reported that he was in stable condition.

A man shot dead Wednesday night became Harrisburg’s 12th homicide of 2013, according to pennlive.com. Police in Phillipsburg, NJ are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 22-year-old woman Wednesday night, according to 6ABC.

Back in Philadelphia, police released a surveillance video seeking a gunman wanted for robbing a wireless store in the Kingsessing section of the city.

As we previously reported, five men were shot Tuesday and Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

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