Two Sunday night shooting deaths punctuate brutal weekend in Philadelphia

1900 N. Woodstock Street Homicide

Police gather at the scene of a fatal shooting in North Philadelphia Sunday night. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to police, officers responded to a radio call for gunshots and found a 30-year-old man suffering from two gunshot wounds shortly after 8 p.m., in a rear driveway on North Woodstock Street, near North 20th and West Norris Streets.

Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. The victim was reportedly shot twice in his back, according to a CBS3 report.

In the latest incident, a man was shot numerous times and killed in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday.

As we previously reported, weekend gun violence had already left 15 shooting victims across the city, including two dead, five critically wounded and and eight more reported in stable condition at area hospitals.


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