At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have tracked 28 shooting victims so far in February, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources. At least 11 people died within 24 hours after they were shot, and 10 more were initially reported in critical condition.
Six days have passed with no shooting victims reported, an exceptionally high number which may be related to harsh winter weather in Philadelphia. However, seven people were shot — five fatally — between last Wednesday and Friday, during which the City of Philadelphia had declared a Snow Emergency for the latest storm.
As we recently reported, we tracked 74 shooting incidents which left 22 people dead and 68 wounded across Philadelphia in January. In December, we tracked we tracked 82 shootings incidents which left 16 dead and 79 wounded, up from nine dead and 67 wounded in November.
Medics rushed two men — ages 25 and 29 — to Temple University Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition with neck wounds after they were shot during a robbery early Sunday morning on Frankford Avenue in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. CBS3 and 6ABC have reports.
A 48-year-old man was in stable condition at HUP; with hip and hand wounds after he was shot early Monday in West Philadelphia.
In Camden, NJ: A man was killed with a shotgun early Monday, according to NBC10.
February shooting incident reports from GunCrisis.org:
- Shooter kills man Friday night in Feltonville
- Three men dead Thursday in Lawndale
- Shooter kills one; wounds another Tuesday in West Philadelphia
- Cedarbrook shooting leaves two men wounded Monday
- Multiple gunshots critically wound man Monday night in Castor
- Outbreak leaves two dead and three wounded Wednesday night
- Gunfire leaves one dead, another critical Wednesday in Fairhill
- Violent night begins with a fatal shooting in Strawberry Mansion
- Shooters kill two and wound two more early Sunday
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