Two men are dead and a woman was critically wounded; among the victims of seven separate shooting incidents reported in the span of six hours beginning Wednesday evening in Philadelphia. A dozen people were shot in the city Tuesday.
Man killed near earlier murder scene:A 22-year-old man was shot to death around 9:30 Wednesday night at 4th and Cayuga Streets in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia, about two blocks north from the spot where a candle was burning at the memorial for a man killed one night earlier. Police said ten fired shell casing were found at the scene -- shown in the slide show at the top of this page -- and that they located surveillance video of the incident.
According to police, responding officers rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital. 6ABC reported that he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Police told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the victim had been shot several times in the torso. The Philadelphia Daily News reported that investigators had reason to believe the shooter may have accidentally wounded himself during the incident.
Wednesday’s first shooting:
Police rushed a 20-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the knee just before 7 p.m. on West Clearfield Street near North 6th Street in the Fairhill Section of North Philadelphia, as seen here. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Teen wounded near Temple University:A Temple University tweet Wednesday night reported “a juvenile male injured just before 9 p.m. as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound” but updated that the he was “not Temple related.” Police said the teen reported he was shot by somebody else, but evidence in the upstairs bedroom pointed to an accident, according to a Philadelphia Daily News report. 6ABC said he was shot in the hand.
Kensington shooting:Medics rushed a 22-year-old man to Temple after he was shot in the leg around 10:30 p.m. on Keim Street, near F and East Ontario Streets in the Kensington section of the city.
Back-to-back shootings in West Philadelphia:Medics rushed a 43-year-old woman to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, where she was listed in critical condition after she was shot in the chest shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Delancey Street near 58th Street in West Philadelphia. At about the same time, a 34-year-old man was shot in the face at a home about a half mile away, on Walton Avenue near 57th Street. Police rushed him to HUP, where he was listed in stable condition.
Man killed in North Philadelphia:A 36-year-old man was shot to death around 1:15 a.m. Thursday inside a home on North Cleveland Street, near North 18th and West Dauphin Streets in North Philadelphia. The killer fired four rounds through the front door, according to NBC10. Police told Fox29 that the victim was shot multiple times in the head and chest. Witnesses said the suspect, who was wearing a multi-colored striped shirt, fled on foot down Cleveland Street, according to 6ABC.
Incident updates:Police have charged a South Philadelphia man in connection with Saturday night's road-rage incident in which a car carrying a woman and child was struck by gunfire in Center City, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Breaking Thursday morning:A 21-year-old man was reported to be in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds after he was gunned down at 69th Avenue and Old York Road, near North Broad Street in the East oak Lane section of Philadelphia.
Regional report:Investigators said the wife of the mayor of Chester, Pennsylvania was carjacked at gunpoint Wednesday night, according to media reports: AP via philly.com • CBS3 • 6ABC video • NBC10 • Fox29
6ABC also reported that a man was shot to death early Thursday in Trenton, NJ.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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