Philadelphia gun violence updates: Two men wounded and a home invasion gun battle

A full moon sets over Center City Philadelphia shortly before dawn Friday. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Jim MacMillan.

A full moon sets over Philadelphia shortly before dawn Friday. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Jim MacMillan.

A resident wrestled a gun from one home invasion suspect and exchanged shots with another, on Sylvester Street, near Oxford Avenue and Pratt Street in the Frankford section of the city Thursday afternoon.

Police found a trail of blood in an alley, indicating that ones of the suspects may have been wounded, according to a 6ABC report. Nothing was taken and nobody else was injured, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

A 29-year-old man was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the leg Thursday afternoon on Germantown Avenue near Seymour Street in Germantown. Medics rushed a 28-year-old man to Jefferson University Hospital after he was shot in the foot and leg shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, in the area of 20th and Dickinson Streets in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.

Police have identified Thursday night’s Brewerytown shooting victim as Shaheed Jackson, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

In Chester, Pa., an employee was shot and killed during a pharmacy robbery Thursday night, according to delcotimes.com. Some of the latest reports include surveillance photos of possible suspects: Philly.comCBS36ABC

Community leaders came together Thursday in Harrisburg, one day after a killing in the state capital surpassed last year’s homicide total, according to pennlive.com.

We have also compiled local media and social media reports following the mass shooting Thursday night in Chicago.

Hands Across Philadelphia is planning to bring together a three-mile human chain to stop gun violence later this month in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia, according to a report from newsworks.org.

Please share your ideas to stop the shooting in our community by using the #phillypeaceplan hash tag when communicating on social media: http://guncrisis.org/phillypeaceplan/

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