Weekend brings abrupt end to gun violence respite in Philadelphia

Kip Street ShootingPolice investigate the crime scene Friday night after a 51-year-old man was shot in the head in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

After nearly 36 hours without a shooting victim in Philadelphia, gun violence broke out across the city Friday night, leaving six men wounded in five separate incidents.

Kip Street ShootingMedics rushed the victim from Kensington to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to reports from CBS3 and 6ABC.

The incident was reported at about 5 p.m. on the corner of Kip Street and Indiana Avenue.

Kip Street Shooting

Friday evening’s second shooting victim was wounded just before 5:30 p.m. on Hoopes Street, near Westminster Avenue and 48th Street in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. Medics rushed a 37-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to the Hospital of the University of Philadelphia.

An 18-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Temple with a leg wound following an incident reported in the area of West Erie Avenue and North 16th Street in the Tioga section of the city Friday night.

Medics rushed a 61-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was reported stable with an arm wound following a shooting incident at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday near Stenton and East Mount Pleasant Avenues in the Stenton section of East Mount Airy.

Two men were shot at about 2:40 a.m. inside a home on Springfield Avenue near 57th Street in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia. A 24-year-old man was reported in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a 28-year-old man was reported stable at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. No arrests have been made, according to a report from NBC10.

An outbreak last weekend left one man dead and four wounded Friday night, one person shot near Temple University early Sunday, and six men shot in the span of six hours Sunday night.

Shootings continued through Monday night and into Tuesday morning with five additional victims reported. Twelve shooting victims were reported over the previous weekend, and 19 were shot during one weekend earlier.

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