Shooters kill four men overnight in Philadelphia; regional violence continues

2500 Emerald St HomicidePolice look for evidence at the scene where a 20-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night in the Kensington section of the city. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Four men have been shot in death in separate overnight incidents reported across Philadelphia. More fatalities were reported across the region.

A police officer holds the crime scene perimeter in at the fatal shooting scene in Kensington. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A police officer holds the crime scene perimeter after the fatal shooting in Kensington. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

In Kensington, responding officers rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital.

He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The incident was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Emerald Street near East Cumberland Street.

At least four people have been shot in Philadelphia every day since last Friday, including four men wounded Tuesday. The latest victims bring the city’s total to 27 wounded or killed during this period.

Police gather on at the scene of fatal shooting on North Taney Street in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police gather at the scene of fatal shooting on North Taney Street in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police officials gather at the fatal shooting early Thursday on North Taney Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police officials gather at the fatal shooting scene early Thursday on North Taney Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A 36-year-old man was shot and killed at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday on North Taney Street, near North 27th and West Cambria Streets in North Philadelphia.

Police rushed the victim to Temple but he had been shot multiple times and was also pronounced dead. 6ABC is reporting that the victim was shot eight times.

The first fatal shooting Wednesday night took place shortly after 7: 15 p.m. in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia. Medics rushed the 26-year-old victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but he had also suffered multiple wounds and did not survive.

The crime scene stretched for a block and a half, according to 6ABC. Police told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the man was shot on Beaumont Avenue and ran around the corner to the intersection of 57th Street and Florence Avenue, where he collapsed. CBS3 reported Wednesday night that no arrests had been made.

In the latest incident, a 22-year-old man was shot to death at about 4:15 a.m. on Watkins Street, near South 8th and Morris Streets in South Philadelphia. Medics rushed the victim to Jefferson University Hospital but he was also pronounced dead.

A friend of the victim told detectives that the shooter tried to take the victim’s backpack, and then pulled out a handgun and fired three shots, according to philly.com. Police said that the suspect approached on a bicycle, which he left behind after the shooting, according to a report from CBS36ABC is reporting that he gunman took off running east down Watkins Street.

A 26-year-old man was reported in stable condition after a shooting incident reported on Ogden Street near 41st Street in the Belmont section of West Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. Police rushed the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Daily News reported that the victim was undergoing surgery.

Authorities told the Philadelphia Inquirer that 66-year-old man shot and killed his wife Wednesday night in Magnolia, NJ, and then turned the gun on himself. The neighborhood was placed on lockdown as a SWAT team moved in on the home, according to 6ABC.

A Pemberton Township, N.J., man was shot and killed Tuesday while leaving his home, according to courierpostonline.com.

A 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy were wounded in a shooting incident Wednesday night in Wilmington, Delaware, according to a report from 6ABC. Police told delawareonline.com that the boy was hit in the left shoulder and the girl was hit in the buttocks, but both were described as stable at an area hospital.

A man who was shot in Wilmington late Monday night was pronounced dead Wednesday, according to the Wilmington Police Facebook page. Police told wdel.com that Willie Moore, 47, had been found lying on the sidewalk on the 1800 block of N. West Street after officers responded to a report of gunfire. Investigators are searching for two men in their late teens to early 20s with short hair and dark clothing, according to delawareonline.com.

Delaware State Police said they arrested a man who robbed a Wilmington pharmacy, according to 6ABC. A Deptford Township, N.J., police officer accused of fatally shooting a friend in the head in January was indicted on murder and weapons charges, according to nj.com.

The father of a young New Jersey boy who fatally shot his 6-year-old playmate earlier this year was indicted Wednesday on six counts of child endangerment, according to a report from courierpostonline.com.

In Philadelphia, a man who bought a handgun that was later turned on police was sentenced to two to six years in prison, according to CBS3. A man was charged with having stolen gun following shots fired call Tuesday night in Allentown, Pa., according to mcall.com.

hopA coalition of community groups is asking you to show up Saturday to participate in the Hands Across Philadelphia Rally Against Gun Violence, along 52nd Street from Woodland Avenue to Parkside Avenue, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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