Police investigate the crime scene after two men were shot, one fatally, early Monday morning in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to police, a woman approached patrol officers saying that she saw two men with gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk at about 2:30 a.m., in the area of West Somerset and North Palethorp Streets, not far from 2nd Street.
Police said they found two victims in their 30s, lying in an area strewn with weeds and trash. Officers rushed both men to Temple University Hospital, where one was pronounced dead with two chest wounds and the second was listed in stable condition with two gunshot wounds to each of his legs.
As we reported earlier, the overnight victims bring the long Thanksgiving weekend total 21 people killed or wounded by gunfire in Philadelphia, including one killed and two wounded in a triple shooting reported Sunday night in Harrowgate.
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