Philadelphia Police investigators search for evidence after a man was shot and critically wounded during an attempted robbery at 2nd and Walnut Streets early Monday morning in the Old City section of the city. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
The victim was among seven people, including two women, wounded in shooting incidents reported across the city during an eight-hour period from about 6 p.m. Sunday through 2 a.m. Monday.
One man was killed in Kensington and two more people were reported in critical condition, following additional incidents in Kensington, West Oak Lane, Port Richmond, and West Philadelphia.
In Old City, police said that the 23-year-old victim was shot as he attempted to run from a group of armed men shorlty before 2 a.m. Police rushed the wounded man to Jefferson University Hospital. Fox29 is reporting that the victim was expected to survive.
Police say the man was walking to his Jeep when a couple of men walked up and demanded his keys, according to CBS3. 6ABC reported that the victim was able to walk several blocks to find someone to call 911, according to police.
Such incidents are unusual in the Society Hill area, according to philly.com.
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Sunday evening’s first incident was reported shortly before 6 p.m., when a 49-year-old woman was shot in the leg inside a home on Amber Street near East Clearfield Street in the Kensington section of the city. Police rushed her to Temple University Hospital, where she was reported in stable condition. Police made an arrest nearby, according to 6ABC.
An 18-year-old man was pronounced dead on location by medics after he was shot in Kensington shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, inside a home on Hartville Street, near East Ontario and E Streets. The victim was shot in the face, according to 6ABC. CBS3 reported that no arrests had been made.
A 30-year-old man was reported in critical condition after police rushed him to Einstein Medical Center, following a shooting incident just after 9 p.m. in West Oak Lane. The victim was shot inside a home on Cedar Park Avenue near Limekiln Pike.
A woman was reported in critical condition with a head wound following a shooting incident that also left a 19-year-old man wounded at about 9:30 p.m. in the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia.
Police rushed the wounded woman to the Hospital University of Pennsylvania, and the young man was reported in stable condition at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital following the incident on on North Allison Street near Master Street.
Finally, a 21-year-old man was reported in stable condition with a foot wound at Temple’s Episcopal Campus following a 10 p.m. shooting incident at Tulip and Clearfield Streets in port Richmond.
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