Five North Philadelphia shooting victims bring city’s weekend toll to 16

Homicide on 27th StreetPolice investigate the crime scene after fatal shooting incident on N. 27th Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue just before midnight Saturday. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Five people have been shot in three separate North Philadelphia incidents reported overnight. Two men have died.

Homicide on 27th StreetOn North 27th Street, officers responded to a radio call for gunshots at 11:55 p.m. and found a 32-year-old man with a chest wound at a crowded house party, according to police.

Officers rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, but he did not survive.

Police said that some men may have been denied access to the party — where at least 30 people were in attendance — but later later returned, opening fire at the front door and striking the victim inside.

All of guests from the party quest were taken to the Homicide Unit for questioning, police said, adding that they located 17 pieces of ballistic evidence on the street near the home.

Slideshow: Police investigate fatal shooting on North 27th Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’14544′]

According to a report from 6ABC, responding officers were forced to call in assistance from neighboring police districts in order to get the situation under control.

Two more people were shot, one fatally, shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday on Master Street near American Street in North Philadelphia. Come back to GunCrisis.org for a full report on this incident later today.

Earlier Saturday night, a 23-year-old man was shot on North Judson Street, near Montgomery Avenue and North 23rd Street in North Philadelphia. Police also rushed that victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with a foot wound.

As we previously reported, 11 people had been wounded by gunfire during incidents reported across Philadelphia from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

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