Two more teens among five latest Philadelphia shooting victims

Slide show above: Neighbors look on, children gather and one child dances nearby while police investigate a shooting which left a man critically wounded Thursday in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Five new shootings have brought this month’s total number of gunshot victims in Philadelphia to 43. Two teens — a boy and a girl — are among those wounded Thursday.

Victim critical:

Police rushed a 42-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot in the head around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, outside a hair salon at 33rd Street and Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia. Police said the victim was shot by a known suspect, according to

More teens wounded:

A 16-year-old girl was reported in stable condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after she was grazed on the thigh by gunfire around 4:15 p.m. Thursday at 29th and Morris Streets in South Philadelphia. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, and the Philadelphia Daily News have brief reports.

A 16-year-old boy was reported stable at Children’s with an eye wound after he shot on South 18th Street near Tasker Street shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.

Teens were also wounded in separate incidents on May 1st and 2nd, a 12-year-old was struck last Friday night, a 15-year-old was shot Monday and a 17-year-old was killed Wednesday in Kensington.

Latest incidents:

Police rushed a 24-year-old man to Temple, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot twice around 1:30 a.m. Friday on C Street near Allegheny Avenue in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. The wounded man told police he was robbed by the passenger who stepped out of a passing Jaguar, according to reports from 6ABC and NBC10.

A 37-year-old man was reported stable with a hand wound after a shooting just after 2 a.m. Friday on North Beechwood Street near Chew Avenue in the East Germantown section of the city.

Surveillance video:

Philadelphia Police have released surveillance video, asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects wanted in connection with recent robberies in Oxford Circle and Roxborough.

Watch: Wanted: Suspects for Multiple Robberies in the 2nd and 5th Districts [VIDEO]

The Cost of Violence:

The Mothers in Charge second annual Cost of Violence National Conference begins Monday in Philadelphia, offering “solutions and tools to empower, educate and support attendees in a results-driven environment,” with “impassioned speakers, impactful and thought provoking panel discussions, and important skill-sharing workshops. (Register here to attend.)

Watch an introductory video from last year’s conference:

Regional alerts:

Delaware State Troopers are seeking a woman who was wearing a hooded Spider Man sweatshirt during an armed store robbery Thursday in Dover, according to Police in Pleasantville, New Jersey are investigating a shooting which left an 18-heart-old wounded Thursday night, according to

National news:

Authorities are looking into the possibility of a murder-suicide after a family of four was found dead Wednesday in Florida, according to The Associated Press. Violent outbreaks have also been reported recently in Cincinnati and Kentucky.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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