One dead, three wounded in latest outbreak of shootings in Philadelphia

Slide show above: Neighbors look on as police guard the scene of a shooting early Tuesday in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Four men shot:

Police rushed a 22-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in extremely critical condition early Tuesday after he was shot in the head on South 17th Street near Dickinson Street in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia shortly after midnight.

UPDATE: The South 17th Street victim has died and has been identified by police as nearby resident William McCutchen, 22, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Police said the victim was standing outside his house talking and talking on a cell phone when he was shot at least eight times with a semi-automatic handgun, based upon ballistic evidence found within feet of the victim. One round went through a first floor window and lodged in a chair where the victim's father was seated, police said. 6ABC and Fox29 also had reports.

An 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 11:30 p.m. Monday at Rosehill and Somerset Streets in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Investigators said he was in critical condition at Temple University Hospital, according to NBC10.

Medics rushed a 29-year-old man to HUP after he was shot in the leg around midnight on South 64th Street near Greenway Avenue in the Mount Moriah section of Southwest Philadelphia.

Earlier Monday night, a 51-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics after he was shot on Florence Avenue near South 56th Street in Kingessing. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he was found in an upstairs bedroom.

The victim had been shot in the head, according to NBC10. Investigators said the man rented a room at the home and was found by the homeowner, according to a report from Fox29.

Road rage shooter sought:

Philadelphia Police have released surveillance video in search of the suspect wanted for firing shots at a car in which a woman and child were riding Saturday evening in Center City:

Overbrook shooting arrest:

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting which left two dead in Overbrook earlier this month, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Check our report from the crime scene: Triple shooting punctuates violent day in Philadelphia

National news:

In Chicago, shootings have wound 12 people between Monday afternoon and Tuesday Morning, according to nbcchicago.com. Two people were shot to death Monday near the Michigan State campus,  according to The Associated Press.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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