Triple shooting punctuates violent day in Philadelphia

Slide show above: Police investigate triple shooting early Friday in Parkside. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Triple shooting in Parkside:

Two men are dead and a third was reported in critical condition after they were shot outside a bar around 1:30 a.m. Friday, on North 52nd Street near Girard Avenue in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia.

Police said officers from the 19th District heard gunfire outside the Mark 5 Lounge, according to NBC10. 6ABC reported that they arrived to find three men lying on the sidewalk.

The wounded men were quickly put into three different police cars and rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, according to CBS3. Fox29 reported that two men, ages 27 and 52, died at the hospital, and that a 23-year-old man was in critical condition.

Police said that one of the slain men was shot in the head and the other was struck in the chest, according to a Philly.com report, which added that authorities believed an argument sparked the shooting.

Police said they located one projectile at the scene and took several witnesses to the Homicide Unit for questioning.

Four wounded in separate Philadelphia shootings:

Two men and two teens have been wounded in separate Philadelphia shootings reported since Friday morning.

Medics rushed a 26-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the chest inside a home around 5 a.m. Thursday on West Louden Street near 15th Street in the Logan section of the city.

Police rushed a 37-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported stable after he was shot on Paul Street near Womrath Street in Frankford around 9:30 a.m.

A 16-year-old was in stable condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after he was shot around 4 p.m. on South Taylor Street near Tasker Street in South Philadelphia. Police said the teen suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder, according to 6ABC.

Finally, police rushed a 17-year-old to Temple, where he was listed as stable after he was shot twice in the back shortly after midnight Friday inside a home on East Stella Street near Frankford Avenue in Kensington.

Surveillance video released after robbery:

Police have released surveillance video, seeking a gunmen in connection with an armed robbery Thursday in Olney.

Case updates:

Police have arrested a man they say shot Aquil Bickerstaff in West Oak Lane in January, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Fernando Real has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms without chance of parole for shooting two teens to death in Frankford in 2002.

Regional updates:

Police said that a 33-year-old man was shot multiple times Thursday night in Penns Grove, NJ, according to 6ABC.

NJ.com is reporting that police in Trenton, NJ, are investigating two Tuesday night armed robberies.

National news:

Two Alaska State Troopers were shot and killed while confuting an investigation Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

The AP has also compiled a list of notable workplace shootings since early 2012.

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