Crime scene reports: Three double shootings among Tuesday’s incidents in Philadelphia

Slide show above: Young people gather as police investigate a double shooting Tuesday night in West Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Two men were wounded at each of three shooting incidents reported Tuesday in North and West Philadelphia. Two men were killed and and four more were wounded in additional separate incidents.

Police cars rushed two men — ages 20 and 25 – to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where both were reported in stable condition after each suffered multiple gunshot wounds around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the are of 51st and Race Streets in the Dunlap section of West Philadelphia, as seen in the photos above. According to police, officers responded to numerous 911 calls reporting a shooting. At the scene, police marked 25 pieces of ballistic evidence as neighbors gathered to watch.

Tuesday’s first double shooting was reported around 5 p.m., just a few blocks away, on Haverford Avenue in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. One man was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds and a second was stable with a leg wound — both at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

29th & Cumberland Street Double Shooting

Two more men — ages 20 and 23 — were listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after they were struck around 8:30 p.m. on West Cumberland Street near North 29th in the Strawberry Mansion section of North Philadelphia. Police said a dozen 9mm fired shell casing were found at the scene, shown above.

Previous reports on Tuesday's outbreak:

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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