Weekend brings new outbreak of gun violence in Philadelphia

Allison Street Double Shooting / Homicide

Employees from a nearby restaurant look on as police investigate a double shooting that left one man dead Friday night in the Overbrook section of West Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Seven people were shot in Philadelphia from Friday night through early Saturday morning. Another man was shot to death early Friday.

Allison Street Double Shooting / HomicideIn Overbrook, police responded to a call for gunshots at Lansdowne Avenue and North Allison Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. and found a 26-year-old man who had been shot nine times, as well as a second wounded man, according to authorities.

Responding officers rushed the first victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), but he as pronounced dead about an hour later. Police also rushed the second victim to HUP, a 24-year-old man who was listed in stable condition with a leg wound.

Slideshow: Overbrook shooting investigation photos for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police said that at least 20 fired shell casings were found on scene, indicating that a .223 rifle and a 9mm handgun had been used. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29 and Philly.com also have reports from this incident.

In the next incident, two men were wounded — one critically — in a shooting reported just before 1 a.m. Saturday at Lancaster Avenue and 38th Street in West Philadelphia. Police rushed both men to HUP: One had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and the second had been grazed on the head. 6ABC has a video report.

Just before 3 a.m., a 36-year-old man was shot multiple times on West Cambria Street near 10th Street in North Philadelphia. Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition.

Medics rushed a 41-year-old man to Temple, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the back just before 5 a.m. on East Cambria Street near Emerald Street in Kensington.

And a woman was listed in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center after another overnight shooting, which was possibly self-inflicted.

Philly.com also has a report on a fatal shooting which took place early Friday morning in the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia.

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