Four men and two women were wounded in separate overnight shooting incidents reported across Philadelphia, bringing the city’s total for the beginning of May to 27 people shot.
To date this month, the rate of shooting victims also exceeds the exceptionally violent month of May 2013, when we counted 131 gunshot victims, for an average rate of 4.2 victims per day.
Overnight Philadelphia shooting victim reports:
- A 19-year-old woman was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after she was shot in the leg while traveling on Lehigh Avenue near 30th Street in North Philadelphia shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday.
- Police rushed a 23-year-old man to HUP where he was reported stable after he was shot multiple times, shortly after midnight Monday at 31st and Tasker Streets in South Philadelphia.
- Police rushed a 23-year-old woman to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was listed n critical condition after she was shot in the neck around 12:45 a.m. Monday on Guyer Avenue, near Lindbergh Boulevard and 64th Street in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia.
- A 20-year-old man was reported stable at HUP after he was shot in the chest around 1:15 a.m. Monday at 58th and Media Streets in the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia.
- A 25-year-old man was in stable condition after he was shot around 2:45 a.m. Monday on West Lippincott Street, near North Hancock Street in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia.
- An 18-year-old employee was reported stable at HUP after he was shot during a gas station robbery early Monday morning on Island Avenue, near Elmwood Avenue in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia.
As we reported Sunday, 21 people were shot during the first three days of May in Philadelphia.
In spite of the latest outbreak, 2014 homicides are still down by more than seven percent in the city this year to date, with 76 people killed, compared with 82 on the same date last year, according to the latest Philadelphia Police data.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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