Triple-shooting caps weekend violence; 11 people shot in Philadelphia

Jasper Street Triple Shooting/HomicideFamily members gather along the police line at the scene of a triple-shooting that left one man dead and two critically wounded late Sunday afternoon in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Jasper Street Triple Shooting/HomicideAccording to police, officers responded to radio call reporting gunshots just before 4 p.m. and arrived to find two shooting victims on the sidewalk on Jasper Street near East Westmoreland Street.

Medics rushed a 29-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition with a head wound. The second man, in his early twenties, suffered three gunshot wounds to the back, and was also reported critical at Temple.

Police found a third victim in the second floor front bedroom of a home at the location, but he was pronounced dead by medics on the scene.

Slide show: Triple-shooting scene on Jasper Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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Local media6ABC, NBC10, Fox29, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com also had reports from the Jasper Street shooting.

Jasper Street Triple Shooting/Homicide

Jasper Street Triple Shooting/HomicideNeighbors looked on as police investigated — seen above and at left — after hearing a several gunshots on Onatrio Street, close to the Jasper Street shooting scene Sunday evening. Joe Kaczmarek was with police and neighbors at the Jasper Street incident when they heard the gunfire.

Altogether, 11 people were shot over the weekend in Philadelphia, and five of the victims were initially reported in critical condition. The first two incidents broke out Friday night:

Police rushed a 21-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), where he was listed in stable medical condition after a shooting at about 9 p.m. on Reedland Street near 62nd Street in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia.

An 18-year-old was reported stable at HUP with a hip wound after he was shot in the area of Willows Avenue and South 56th Street in the Kingsessing section of the the city.

Three more victims were reported Saturday and Saturday night.

Police rushed a 15-year-old to HUP, where he was reported in critical condition with gunshot wounds following a West Philadelphia incident. NBC10 reported that the shooting may have been self-inflicted, but that had not been been confirmed by police.

A 36-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center after he was wounded at about 2 p.m. inside a home on Morton Street near East Washington Lane in Germantown. According to a 6ABC report, the victim was shot in the chest during a possible robbery.

Police rushed a 28-year-old man to Temple, where he was reported stable with two wounds to the back after he was shot on East Indiana Avenue near D Street in the Kensington section of the city at about 11:15 p.m. Last week, we reported an outbreak of shootings in the same area.

The next two victims were shot in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Medics rushed a 55-year-old man to Temple where he was reported in critical condition with an abdominal wound after he was shot at about 3 a.m. on West Russell Street near 7th Street in the city’s Franklinville neighborhood.

A 22-year-old man was reported stable after he was shot at about 3:30 a.m. in the leg in the area of 29th Street and Ridge Avenue in North Philadelphia.

Finally, a 28-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital after he was shot in the hand at about 12:30 a.m. on Castor Avenue near East Hunting Park Avenue in the Juniata PArk section of Philadelphia. #guncrisis

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday that homicides are down by 24 percent this year in Philadelphia, but police data indicate that the second half of the year has seen significantly more murders.

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