Neighbors look on as police investigate the crime scene after a fatal shooting Friday night in the Allegheny West section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to investigators, police responded to calls for gunfire in an alley near 33rd Street and Allegheny Avenue just before 8 p.m. and found a 21-year-old man lying in the driveway and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers rushed him to Temple University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said they located eight fired shell casings at the scene of the shooting.
Slideshow: Police investigate murder in Allegheny West. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
The victim had been shot five times in his torso and legs, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. The Philadelphia Inquirer said two men were reported running from the scene, but that it was unclear if they were involved or just fleeing the gunfire. So far police have no suspects or a possible motive, according to a 6ABC report
A 49-year-old woman was listed in stable condition at the University of Pennsylvania after she was shot during a robbery about about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at 39th and Poplar Streets in West Philadelphia. 6ABC reports that the woman struggled with a man who demanded her purse before he pulled a gun and fired. The man fled the scene without taking the purse, according to an NBC10 report which added that police said the perpetrator drove off in a burgundy Impala.
Police rushed a 23-year-old man to Temple, where he was listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting incident reported at about 4:30 Friday afternoon on Ridge Avenue near Master and 20th Streets in North Philadelphia.
Shooting incidents reported earlier this week in Philadelphia left three men shot Thursday afternoon and overnight into early Friday, three more men wounded Wednesday night, and one man dead and two critically wounded one night earlier.
The Philadelphia Police Department unveiled a web site makeover Saturday
New police site, which adds a new toolbox and crime reporting tools, and which now enables visitor to search unsolved crime videos by type and location.
Authorities in New Jersey said Friday that a 14-year-old boy has been charged with Wednesday’s murder of a 13-year-old in Atlantic City, according to reports from pressofatlanticcity.com, CBS3 and NBC10. Camden County, NJ, authorities are investigating a shooting that left a man critically injured early Saturday in Lindenwold, according to 6ABC
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