Shooters kill three men and wound three more Monday in Philadelphia

Franklin Place HomicidePolice investigate the crime scene after a 22-year-old man was shot to death in North Philadelphia Monday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Franklin Place HomicideAccording to investigators, the victim was struck several times inside a home on North 8th Street, near Wallace Street, just north of Spring Garden Street in North Philadelphia.

Police rushed the wounded man to Hahnemann University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Franklin Place HomicidePolice said that fifteen fired shell casings of two different calibers were located at the scene.

Separate shooting incidents left three men dead and three more wounded across Philadelphia on Monday, resulting in the highest single day casualty total reported this year. In addition to the victims we counted in Monday’s update, the latest incidents bring the city’s 2014 gunshot victim total to 14 dead and 23 wounded.

Just a few minutes after the 8th Street incident, police found a fatally wounded gunshot victim in Kensington, as we previously reported.

Monday’s gun violence outbreak started when a man in his 20s was fatally wounded shortly after 7 a.m. Monday on East Chelten Avenue near Wister Street in East Germantown, as we reported Monday.

Police rushed a 27-year-old man to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania Monday afternoon, where he was reported in stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds following an incident reported just before 4 p.m., on North 48th Street near Parrish Street in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia.

Two more men were shot in separate incidents reported in short order Monday evening.

Police rushed a 37-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with an arm wound after he was shot at about 7:20 p.m. on North 22nd Street near West York Street in North Philadelphia.

A 32-year-old man was shot twice at about 7:40 p.m. in the area of 36th and Mount Vernon Streets in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia. Police rushed him to HUP, where he was listed in stable condition.

Also on Monday afternoon, police arrested a teen they say pointed a rifle toward them while they were serving a warrant in South Philadelphia. One detective opened fire during the incident but nobody was injured, according to reports from CBS3 and the Philadelphia Daily News.

A man in West Philadelphia was pistol-whipped in an overnight home invasion, according to a report from NBC10.

And police released a surveillance video Monday, in hopes of identifying the masked suspect wanted after the latest armed robbery of a Northeast Philadelphia Wawa convenience store, which has been struck five times since last fall.

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