Gun violence leaves two dead and five wounded over Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia

Above: Young people watch as police investigate an officer-involved shooting Monday evening in West Philadelphia. Find more information below. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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 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:

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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 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.

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Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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