#GunCrisis: Philadelphia updates for Thursday, 01.09.14

The Philadelphia Police Department has released surveillance video in hopes of identifying this suspect, wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a 7-11 in Kensington last weekend. Earlier this week, police released another video in search of an armed robbery suspect in Juniata Park.

We shared more surveillance videos last week: Dozens of gunmen sought after recent armed robberies in Philadelphia.

The latest shooting incidents have left three men wounded in the city Wednesday and overnight:

A 44-year-old man was reported in critical but stable condition after he was shot twice during an attempted carjacking Wednesday afternoon on Horrocks Street in the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Philly.com have reports.

Medics rushed a 25-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the leg earlier Wednesday afternoon on Heston Street, near 52nd and Jefferson Streets in the Wynnefield Heights section of West Philadelphia.

And a 24-year-old man was reported to be in stable condition after he was shot in the leg at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday in the area of Lehigh Avenue and North 2nd Street in Fairhill.

As we previously reported, one man was killed and two men were critically wounded in Philadelphia shooting incidents one night earlier.

Also on Wednesday, a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in Atlantic City. The homicide was the city’s second in the span of an hour, according to pressofatlanticcity.com. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29 also have reports.

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