Medics rushed a 20-year-old woman to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was reported in stable condition following a shooting incident at about 10 p.m. Sunday night in South Philadelphia. The victim suffered a grazing arm wound in the area of 25th and Dickinson Streets.
The latest incident report brings the weekend shooting victim toll in Philadelphia to 12, including two fatalities and three victims who were initially reported in critical condition.
As we previously reported, seven shooting victims were reported across Philadelphia from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Then, two men were killed and two more were wounded in shooting incidents reported from Saturday afternoon into the early hours of Sunday morning.
The previous weekend left 19 shooting victims across the city. Two men were killed, and three victims were reported in critical condition, including a 16-year-old boy. Shooters then killed three men and wounded two more in Philadelphia during 12-hour span beginning last Monday afternoon.
Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the city’s Focused Deterrence initiative, now correlated with a 43 percent drop in South Philadelphia shootings this year. Philadelphia Police statistics now show homicides in the city are down 26 percent this year when compared with 2012.
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