Two 11-year-olds shot during brutal Philadelphia weekend

Hundreds of neighbors came together Sunday evening to mourn — lighting candles and releasing balloons in memory of 11-year-old Jamara Stevens, who was killed in an accidental shooting inside her home Saturday morning in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.

The child was among 11 shooting victims reported in the city this weekend, including an 11-year-old boy who was critically wounded when he was struck by a stray bullet Sunday afternoon in North Philadelphia.

Updates: Follow-up reports were published by 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com, some of which identified the wounded boy as Kashie or Kashia Crawford.

Two women were among nine more people wounded in separate incidents. Three of those victims were initially reported in critical condition at local hospitals, including two who suffered numerous gunshot wounds. Details:

  • A 31-year-old man was reported in stable condition after he was grazed on his head late Friday afternoon on Rupert Street near Cottman Avenue in the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia.
  • Medics rushed a 25-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the leg shortly after 8 p.m. Friday on North Dover Street, near Cecil B. Moore Avenue and 29th Street in Brewerytown.
  • A 23-year-old man was reported stable at Einstein Medical Center with a leg wound following an incident Friday night on Sparks Street near Ogontz Avenue in East Germantown.
  • An 11-year-old girl was killed in an accidental shooting shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, inside her home on Wallace Street near 38th Street in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29, Philly.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer have reports.
  • Police rushed a 20-year-old man to Einstein, where he was listed in stable condition with a head wound after he was shot Saturday afternoon on North 19th Street near West Wingohocking Street in the Logan section of the city.
  • Police rushed another 20-year-old to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported stable with a leg wound following a shooting at 8th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday. NBC10 has a report on the Logan and North Philadelphia incidents.
  • A 23-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Einstein after he was shot multiple times, shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Lindley and Belfield Avenues in Logan. CBS3 has a report.
  • A 27-year-old woman was reported in critical condition at Temple after she was shot multiple times on Erie Avenue near 12th Street in Hunting Park around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. 6ABC has a report.
  • A 41-year-old woman was reported stable at Temple with a leg wound after she was shot Sunday afternoon on McKean Avenue near West Manheim Street in Germatown.
  • An 11-year-old boy was critically wounded when he was struck by a stray bullet on North Gratz Street, near West Oxford and North 19th Streets, shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday in North Philadelphia. Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was undergoing surgery. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29 and Philly.com have reports.
  • Police rushed a 20-year-old man to Einstein, where he was listed in critical condition Sunday night after he was shot numerous times around 8:45 p.m. at East Price and Anderson Streets in East Germantown. NBC10 has a report.

Finally: Northern Liberties residents found a gun and turned it over to police while participating in the Philly Spring Cleanup to remember Amber Long, who was shot and killed nearby in January, according to a Fox29 report.

Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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