Police gather at the scene after a pizza delivery man was shot during a robbery early Thursday on North 63rd Street near Oxford Street in the Overbrook section of West Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to investigators, the victim was delivering to the Monte Vista Apartments on North 63rd Street shortly before 1 a.m. when two armed gunmen approached him on the sidewalk and demanded his money and pizza.
Police said that the victim was shot during a struggle and was listed in critical but stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with chest, stomach and leg wounds.
Three more men were wounded in a several separate shooting incidents reported across Philadelphia Wednesday evening.
A 30-year-old shooting victim was reported in stable condition at Lankenau Hospital after he suffered a grazing head wound during a robbery and shooting incident shortly after 6 p.m. in the area of 55th and Arch Streets in West Philadelphia.
Medics rushed a 40-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot in both legs at about 6:45 p.m. near the corner of South 51st Street and Kingsessing Avenue in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia.
Shortly after 7 p.m., a 21-year-old man was rushed by medics to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with a leg wound after a shooting incident in the area of Auburn and Amber Streets in Kensigton.
Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that the shooters were known to the victims in the Kingsessing and Kensington cases.
Altogether, 11 people have been wounded or killed in shootings so far this month in Philadelphia. As we previously reported, two men were killed and three more people were wounded in a triple shooting and a double shooting Sunday night, and two more men were critically wounded in Monday night incidents.
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