With two new victims reported overnight: More people have been shot this month in Philadelphia than during all of April

Above: Police examine evidence following a shooting early Thursday in Philadelphia’s Wissinoming. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Shooting in Wissinoming:

Police rushed a 24-year-old man to Aria Health Torresdale, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the shoulder around 1 a.m. Thursday on Frankford Avenue near East Cheltenham Avenue in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia.

According to police, the victim and a female friend were walking when a silver car stopped and the occupants demanded the woman’s purse. The woman dropped her purse and the couple went running toward Wissinoming Park when the robbers fired three shots at them, according to 6ABC.

Police said responding officers found a man riding a bike with a green purse under his arm and that he was identified as one of the perpetrators, according to a CBS3 report.

Wissinoming Robbery and ShootingPolice examine evidence after a 24-year-old man was shot during a robbery early Thursday in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Fox29 reported that police were still seeking the shooter.

West Philadelphia shooting:

In an earlier incident, police rushed a 19-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the back around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Christian Street, near 55th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia.

More shootings in May:

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have tracked 80 shooting victim reports this month in Philadelphia, now exceeding the total number of victims reported during April. However, May’s pace could still fall behind the same month in recent years. In 2013, 119 people were shot during May, and 138 were shot in May of the previous year, according to phillypolice.com.

Regional report:

The mayor of Chester wants more video cameras in response to this year’s increase in homicides, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. In New Jersey, Camden County Police have released surveillance video in hopes of identifying the suspect wanted for a shotgun robbery reported Monday night. And in Wilmington, Delaware, one man was reported in extremely critical condition after he was shot several times around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, according to 6ABC.

National news:

A six-year-old girl was shot at a playground Tuesday in Washington, DC, according to myfoxdc.com. In Cleveland, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the face Tuesday night, cleveland.com reported.

Also on Tuesday, at least ten men were wounded in nine separate shooting incidents reported across Chicago, according to abc7chicago.com. New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million, according to a report published Wednesday by propublica.org.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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