Two teens among latest Philadelphia shooting victims; one has died

Police gather at the scene after a 44-year-old man was shot inside a home on West Harold Street, near 26th Street and Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with a hip wound. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police gather at the scene after a 44-year-old man was shot inside a home on West Harold Street, near 26th Street and Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with a hip wound. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Two teenagers were among four people shot overnight in Philadelphia. Here’s a quick update while we prepare deeper reports:

Less than an hour after the Harold Street shooting, police found a 25-year-old man who had been shot in the face about three blocks away, at North 27th and Cumberland Streets. Medics rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition. We will have a full report on this incident later today.

An 18-year-old was shot to death at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on North Smedley Street, near 67th Avenue and North 16th Street in West Oak Lane. Police rushed the victim, who had been shot multiple times, to Einstein Medical Center, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Finally, a 17-year-old was reported in stable condition after he was shot Saturday night
in the area of 23rd and Jefferson Streets in North Philadelphia

Three more men were wounded in Friday night shooting incidents, as we noted in our last report.

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