Gun violence left two people dead and five more wounded — three critically — during the Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia. Two of those wounded were shot in separate incidents by police officers, who officials said fired after suspects pulled guns.
Police-involved shootings:Police were investigating Monday evening, after officers shot a man they said pointed a gun at them at the scene pictured above -- at North 56th Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia. According to police officials, officers responded at 5:24 p.m. to 911 calls for a man with a gun on North 56th Street and encountered a 24-year-old man who they said had a semi-automatic handgun, which he refused to drop.
Three police officers fired, striking the man once in the left arm and once in the right leg. Officers then rushed the wounded suspect to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in critical condition, police said. Investigators at the scene marked several pieces of ballistic evidence and recovered a semi-automatic pistol. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and The Philadelphia Inquirer also have reports.
On Friday, police opened fire and wounded a man they say brandished a gun in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia, as we previously reported. More info: #GunCrisis: Philadelphia live weekend report
The Philadelphia Police Department posts information on officer-involved shooting at phillypolice.com. One person was killed and five were wounded by police gunfire during the first three months of 2014 in Philadelphia, according to police data.
Police published this map of all Philadelphia gun crime for the first quarter of 2014, as well as the officer-involved shootings:
Saturday gunshot victims:A 25-year-old man was shot to death around 3 a.m. Saturday on South 62nd Street near Sansom Street in West Philadelphia. Investigators said he had been shot several times and was pronounced dead by medics at the scene, according to a report from NBC10.
Police said that a 12-year-old boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head early Saturday in Philadelphia, according to philly.com. Authorities did not say how he obtained the gun.
Police rushed a 25-year-old man to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot once at Elmwood Avenue and Bellford Street, near 75th Street in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia shortly before 7 p.m.
Two men wounded Sunday:Police rushed a 28-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds after he was found around 4.15 a.m. Sunday in the area of 55th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. The victim had driven to that location after he was shot in his car at 56th Street and Haverford Avenue, according to 6ABC.
Police rushed a 39-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition with a hand wound after a shooting incident around 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Sharpnack and Ross Streets in Germantown.
Latest incidents:Police said a man was stable at HUP after he accidentally shot himself in the face around 1 a.m. Monday near 65th and Dagget Streets in the Elmwood section of the city, according to CBS3.
We also have a report of a shooting -- which may have been self-inflicted -- Monday night in the Queen Village section of the city.
A 24-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot multiple times around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in the area of North 13th and West Cambria Streets in North Philadelphia. Police said that the victim was struck six times and rushed to the hospital in a private car, according to NBC10.
- Allentown: Police were looking for three men who allegedly were involved in the shooting of a 28-year-old man after he left a city bar early Monday.
- Norristown: Police say three men were hospitalized in critical condition following two separate shooting incidents late Saturday night.
- Scranton: Police say a 16-year-old shot a Pennsylvania cabbie twice in the head because he believed the driver was trying to rip him off.
- Duquense: Police are investigating after a pregnant teen was shot in Duquesne Sunday night near Pittsburgh.
New Jersey News:
- Egg Harbor Township: Atlantic County officials were investigating a deadly double shooting Saturday.
- Hamilton Township: Police found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his back Sunday night.
- Trenton: A city man was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back after he was found injured on Saturday night, officials said.
- Trenton: A cab driver was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery Saturday night, police said.
- Trenton: A 26-year-old man was in stable condition after being shot four times Sunday night.
- Ventnor: Police charged a city man with robbery, aggravated assault and theft Saturday, after police found a vehicle matching the description of a getaway car after a deli robbery.
- Arizona: A police officer was shot and killed Saturday in Scottsdale.
- Chicago: Memorial Day weekend violence leaves six dead and ten wounded.
- Detroit: Police were searching for up to five suspects who shot five people — including an 11-year-old girl.
- Indiana: Two fans were hurt in a robbery and shooting Sunday near the speedway.
- Milwaukee: Police are investigating after seven people were shot Sunday night and early Monday.
- New Orleans: Holiday weekend violence left four dead and 15 wounded.
- South Carolina: Three people were killed and two others were wounded in two separate shootings in Myrtle Beach.
- Vermont: A 10-year-old died Saturday as a result of what Vermont State Police have described as an accidental shooting.
- Toledo: Authorities say one person was killed and three others are hurt after what is believed to be a gang-related shooting.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
Using GunCrisis.org:If you need to find help or would like to lend your support, please look into the organizations listed under our Network tab at left. If you would like us to add your group to our list, please email us.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Voicemail: (215) 882-9867
- Raise your voice on GunCrisis.org
- Lend your ideas to the #phillypeaceplan
- Recent Posts from GunCrisis.org
- Philadelphia and regional alerts on Twitter @GunCrisisNews
- National incidents and issues on Twitter @GunCrisisUS
- Follow the #GunCrisis hashtag
- Like Facebook/guncrisis to get our posts in your news feed
- Circle us at Google+
- Subscribe for free to get every post
- Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter
- Subscribe for free incident text alerts
- Listen to Philadelphia Police radio online
- Search GunCrisis.org at the bottom of any individual post.
The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is an award-winning, independent, nonprofit journalism community striving to illuminate the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia — and to find solutions.