Two men shot next to homicide memorial; six more wounded across Philadelphia

Ditman Street Double ShootingA police investigator marks evidence at the scene Friday night after two young men were shot next to the memorial for a teen killed earlier this week in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Eight men were wounded in six separate shooting incidents reported across Philadelphia in the span of about 12 hours beginning Friday afternoon.

Ditman Street Double ShootingIn Frankford, police say that they responded to gunfire on Ditman Street near Bridge Street shortly before 8 p.m. and found two young men wounded.

Officers rushed a 21-year-old with a leg wound to the Aria Heath Torresdale Campus and an 18-year-old with a foot wound to the Aria Heath Frankford Campus. Both victims were reported in stable condition.

As we reported earlier this week, a 19-year-old man was shot to death on the same spot Monday afternoon.

Slideshow: Police investigate double shooting in Frankford. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project earlier this week.[slideshow_deploy id=’14527′]

A 22-year-old man was reported in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot in the back three times on South 13th Street near Dickinson in at about 3:45 p.m. Friday in South Philadelphia. A 28-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Methodist Hospital with a grazing head wound from the same incident.

Shortly after 11 p.m., gunfire broke out and wounded a 39-year-old man inside a bar on Haverford Avenue near 51st Street in West Philadelphia. Medics rushed the victim to HUP, where he was repotted in stable condition with a leg wound.

Medics rushed a 41-year-old man to HUP, where he was reported stable with a leg wound after a shooting incident on Market Street near 60th Street, shortly before midnight in West Philadelphia.

Police rushed a 24-year-old shooting victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with a shoulder wound after an incident reported shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday inside a bar on O Street in Juniata Park section of the city.

Finally, a 20-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital after he was shot in the leg shortly after 4 a.m. on North 29th Street near Girard Avenue in Brewerytown.

We can’t find any local media reports on any of these eight shooting victims. But you can follow @GunCrisisNews on Twitter for the latest gun violence reports from the Philadelphia region, and follow @GunrisisUS for national incidents and issues.

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