Two men shot to death overnight, more wounded in Philadelphia as weekend gun violence outbreak continues

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Medics tend to a young man with a gunshot wound late Friday night in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to police, officers found the wounded 18-year-old while responding to a shooting reported at Margaret and Mulberry Street at about 11:30 p.m.

Two men were shot to death overnight and another was critically wounded Saturday afternoon. The latest incidents bring the total number of gunshot victims reported this weekend in Philadelphia to 11, beginning Friday afternoon.

Medics pronounced one man dead with a chest wound after a reported exchange of gunfire with another man shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday on North Dewey Street, near 61st and Race Streets in West Philadelphia.

According to a report from 6ABC, the incident began with a parking dispute involving an armed security guard, who was taken in for questioning along with several witnesses. An NBC10 report described the second man as a “licensed private patrolman” and says that he was also struck during the incident.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania early Sunday morning after he was shot three times in the back shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Hobart Street, near North 59th and Media Streets in the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia.

On Saturday afternoon, a 20-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot twice at about 1:30 p.m. on Ella Street, near East Westmoreland and A Streets in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

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