Man killed, two wounded in separate Philadelphia shootings overnight

Slide show above: Police investigate fatal shooting scene in Feltonville early Thursday. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police were gathering evidence on the crime scene where a young man was shot to death just a few minutes after midnight Thursday, at 4th and Wingohocken Streets in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.

According to police, officers responded to reports of gunfire in the area and found the 19-year-old suffering from several gunshot wounds. They rushed him to Temple University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead within the hour.

Reserve Drive Homicide Police found the victim in the back seat of a Toyota Camry with at least a dozen pieces of ballistic evidence nearby. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29 have reports from the scene.

As we previously reported, police engaged in a gun battle and wounded one suspect after another shooting Tuesday evening in Feltonville. Last week, a 35-year-old man was shot in the head in Feltonville.

Two more men were wounded, one critically, in separate overnight shootings reported shortly before and after the Feltonville incident.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, police rushed a 24-year-old man to Temple, where he was in stable condition after he was shot in the back on Newcomb Street, near Wayne Avenue and the Roosevelt Expressway overpass in the Nicetown section of the city.

Another young man was listed in critical condition at Temple after he was wounded just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, at 5th and Westmoreland Streets in North Philadelphia. NBC10 has a brief video report.

The Philadelphia Police Department reports that 57 people have been murdered in the city this year, up from 48 reported on this date last year but still down from 83 year-to-date victims in 2012.

Posted by Jim MacMillan

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