One man killed, three critically wounded in latest Philadelphia shootings

Slide show above: Neighbors look on as loved ones gather at the Crescentville shooting scene Wednesday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Two men were wounded, one fatally, in a shooting inside a home late Wednesday night, on F Street near Whitaker Avenue in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia. Medics pronounced one man dead on location with a head wound and rushed a 27-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to investigators, police received numerous 911 calls at 11:45 p.m., and responded to find the victims in a second floor bedroom. Several friends and family members rushed to the scene, including one woman who attempted to run past police and into the home but was stopped at the front door by several officers, while several neighbors looked on from surrounding homes. CBS3, NBC10 and Fox29 have reports.

Earlier Wednesday night, police rushed a 19-year-old man to Temple, after he was critically wounded in a shooting on East Willard Street, near G and East Westmoreland Streets in Kensington. The victim was shot twice in the back and twice in the right forearm, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that the wounded man was expected to survive.

Medics rushed a 30-year-old man to Temple, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot twice on East Cayuga Street near H Street early Thursday, in the Hunting Park section of the city. The shooter robbed the victim outside a bar, according to reports from 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29.

No injuries were reported but personal property was taken during a gunpoint home invasion robbery reported around 9:30 a.m. Thursday on South Franklin Street, near 8th and Ritner Streets in South Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Police Department released surveillance video Wednesday, in hopes of identifying the suspects wanted in connection with a recent gun battle inside a motor inn on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Rhawnhurst section of the city.

Police have also released video seeking the suspects wanted in connection with a gunpoint robbery Wednesday at a donut shop on North Broad Street near Allegheny Avenue in Lower Tioga.

NBC10 has a video report on the new Speak Up Philly campaign and South Philadelphia town hall forum to reduce violence.

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Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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