Medics rushed a 21-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot on West Silver Street in North Philadelphia, not far form 13th Street and Lehigh Avenue. Police officers responded to a radio call for a shooting shortly before 9 p.m. and found the victim with two leg wounds.
Three more men were shot in separate incidents Tuesday afternoon and evening in Philadelphia, including two who were wounded very close to recent shooting incidents. At least four people have been shot in the city every day since last Friday.
The shooting started Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m., when a 30-year-old man was shot on South Lambert Street, near 21st and Dickinson Streets in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.
Police rushed the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in critical condition with a head wound. We reported previous shooting victims within a block of this incident last Wednesday and Friday.
A 30-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital with an arm wound and a graze wound to the chest after he was shot on Elmwood Avenue near South 67th Street in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia at about 7:30 p.m.
In the latest incident, a 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen at about 9:30 p.m. on Worth Street in the East Frankford section of the city, and just around the corner from Torresdale Avenue and Orthodox Street, where we reported previous shooting incidents last week and last March.
Police in Browns Mills, NJ, say that one person was critically wounded in a shooting late Tuesday night, according to a report from 6ABC. UPDATE: CBS3 is now reporting that the victim in Browns Mills has died. 6ABC is also reporting a shooting victim who was wounded late Tuesday on New Castle, Delaware.
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