Violent outbreak leaves two dead and three wounded Wednesday night in Philadelphia

N. Bancroft Street Shooting

Police search for evidence at the crime scene after a 27-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting incident Wednesday night in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

N. Bancroft Street ShootingAccording to investigators, police responded to North Bancroft Street, near 16th and Wingohocking Streets just past 11 p.m. and found a man in his 20s suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

They rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

N. Bancroft Street Shooting

Gun violence left two men dead and three more criticality wounded Wednesday night in Philadelphia. As we previously reported, police found a fatally wounded 29-year-old man earlier in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city, and a later shooting incident left one man dead and another critically wounded inside a home in Fairhill.

Finally, police rushed a 20-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in critical condition with neck and back wounds after he was shot on South 67th Street near Buist Avenue in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia.

Combined with incidents we previously covered, the Gun Crisis Reporting Project has now tracked shooting incidents which have left six dead and 11 wounded so far this month in Philadelphia. In January, we tracked 76 shooting victims in Philadelphia.

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