Denise Herron holds her six-year-old daughter Jordan Hall as they wait to find the little girl’s brother after two students were shot Friday afternoon inside the Delaware Valley Charter School in the Logan section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
(Correction: This report has been updated to add one more shooting victim to Friday’s total of nine. The original post did not include the teenage boy shot early Friday in Germantown.)
The school shooting was the first of seven incidents which also left three men dead and three more men and another teen wounded Friday in Philadelphia. Two men were killed in separate incidents reported just blocks apart and only a few minutes apart in Southwest Philadelphia.
A 19-year-old man was fatally wounded just before 6 p.m. on Grays Avenue near 62nd Street, and a 24-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times just after 6 p.m. on Buist Avenue near 61st Street. Both victims were rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where they were pronounced dead. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News also have reports.
Updates: Police have now identified the three men killed in separate Friday night shooting incidents:
- Ernest Torrence, 49, was shot to death inside his home on Parkside Avenue.
- Benjamin Collier, 29, of Southwest Philadelphia, was shot and killed near his home on Buist Avenue.
- Jahmeer Jett, 29, was shot and killed near his home in the Elmood section of Southwest Philadelphia.
Slideshow: Police investigate murder on Grays Avenue. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Less than an hour later, a 26-year-old man was shot in the amdomen on Braddock Street, near East Tioga Street and Frankford Avenue in Harrowgate. Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition.
A 41-year-old man was listed in critical condition after he drove himself to Temple University Hospital at about 10:45 p.m. Friday, after he was shot in the face and back on East Wishart Street, near Front Street and Allegheny Avenue in Kensington.
At about the same time, a 49-year-old man was shot and killed inside a home on Parkside Avenue near belmont Avenue in the Parkside section of the city. 6ABC has a report.
Finally, police rushed a 20-year-old man to Temple, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the leg at about 11:30 p.m. on North 16th Street near Erie Avenue in the Tioga section of the city.
As we previously reported, a 17-year-old boy was shot multiple times in the Germantown section of Philadelphia early Friday.
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