Man killed, two wounded in West Oak Lane shooting late Tuesday

Investigators look for evidence at the crime scene after three men were shot — one fatally — late Tuesday night in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to police, officers found two shooting victims when they responded to Limekiln Pike near Ridley Street at 11:20 p.m., after 911 calls reported a shooting.

Limekiln Pike Triple Shooting / Homicide
They rushed a 31-year-old man with chest and back wounds to Einstein Medical Center, but he died a short time later. A 36-year-old man was listed in critical condition after police rushed him to Einstein with a leg wound, and an 18-year-old man walked into Einstein with a foot wound from the same incident.

Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that there was no indication that the incident was related to previous Tuesday shootings, nor to another that took place a few minutes later in East Germantown.

Limekiln Pike Triple Shooting / Homicide

Police rushed a 20-year-old man to Einstein after he was shot on Mathews Street near Wister Street. He was struck in the knee, according to an NBC10 report, which also reported a shooting across the Delaware River in Camden, NJ, Tuesday afternoon. 6ABC also had a brief report from the Limekiln Pike incident.

As we reported earlier, one man was killed in the East Germantown action of Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon and two more men were shot, one fatally, in the Logan section of the city Tuesday evening. Altogether, three men were killed and six more were wounded in a brutal 11-hour gun violence outbreak that began earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Follow for a report from the latest incident, a double shooting early Wednesday in the Feltonville section of the city, and a map of the latest incidents.

Posted by Jim MacMillan

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