Above: Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting overnight in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Two more men are dead and another was wounded following additional overnight shooting incidents in West Philadelphia, Northern Liberties and Overbrook Park. Scroll down for more information. The most recent posts are at the top of the list:
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Update: A 22-year-old man was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the leg around 4:45 p.m. Sunday on West Huntingdon Street near North 6th Street in the Hartranft section of North Philadelphia. He is this weekend’s ninth shooting victim in Philadelphia. Three men have died.
A 22-year-old man is in stable condition at Episcopal Hospital after he was shot once in his left leg on W. Huntingdon Street in North Philadelphia last hour.
Police rushed a 22-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot inside a home shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday on Lebanon Avenue near 67th Street in the Overbrook section of the city.
Homicides are down by nine percent in Philadelphia through the first five months of this year, according to the latest Philadelphia Police data: http://www.phillypolice.com/crime-maps-stats Police report that 91 people had been killed as of 23:59 hours on May 31st, compared with 101 victims reported on the same date last year. The latest year-to-date total also reflects a 38 percent decrease when compared with 2012, when 149 people had been killed by the end of May.
Medics rushed a 56-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot inside a bar early Sunday morning, on West Chew Avenue near Broad Street in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia. The wounded man was a bouncer in the club, according to a report from 6ABC: http://ow.ly/xuuuY NBC10 said the victim was struck three times, once in each leg and once in the ankle:http://ow.ly/xuuyB
Two people were wounded during a shooting inside a home late Saturday night on East Willow Grove Avenue, near Wyndmoore Street in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Police rushed a 22-year-old man with several gunshot wounds to Chestnut Hill Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Medics rushed a 59-year-old woman to Einstein Medical Center, where she was reported in stable condition with a thigh wound. Authorities said one suspect was taken into custody and a gun had been recovered, according to NBC10: http://ow.ly/xuu5g
Regional news: The FBI is looking for a bank robber who fired several shots inside a Wells Fargo bank branch Saturday morning in Pottstown, according to a report at philly.com: http://ow.ly/xur56
Man killed inside bar: Police hold the crime scene after a 24-year-old man was shot and killed inside Mr. Chicken and Bernice’s Lounge early Saturday in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to police, officers responded to several 911 calls reporting gunfire around 12:30 a.m., inside the bar on Dennie Street near Clarissa Street. Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. In 2012, we reported an outbreak of gun violence on the same block: http://ow.ly/xtn69
The bar was equipped with a video surveillance system and investigators were checking to see if it captured images of the gunman police said. Police said an armed man walked into the bar an opened fire, according to 6ABC: http://ow.ly/xtlhN NBC10 reported that there were about 40 people inside at the time: http://ow.ly/xtljD
West Philadelphia: A 24-year-old man was shot to death around 2:30 a.m. Saturday on Addison Street near 60th Street. Medics pronounced him dead on location. Altogether, four men were shot overnight in Philadelphia — three fatally.
Fatal shooting in Northern Liberties: Young people crowded the street as police investigated a fatal shooting around 1 a.m. Saturday on Spring Garden Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Philadelphia Police rushed the 21-year-old victim to Hahnemann University Hospital but he was pronounced dead a about two hours later.
Patrons from two nearby nightclubs watched the police investigation as they made their way back to their cars after leaving the club.
Overbrook Park shooting: A 19-year-old man was listed in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot around 10:30 p.m. Friday on North 77th Street near Woodbine Avenue in the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia. According to a report from CBS3, an argument preceded the gunfire: http://ow.ly/xtbou
Update: Police have identified the man killed early Thursday on North 10th Street in North Philadelphia as Rahim Carter, 32, of Upper Darby, according to a Philadelphia Daily News report: http://ow.ly/xt9XG
Delaware: A 17-year-old grandson is accused of fatally shooting his 84-year-old grandfather in Delaware on Memorial Day, according to CBS3: http://ow.ly/xt9m9
New Jersey news: Police said that an 18-year-old Trenton man and a 16-year-old city juvenile have been charged in the shooting of a city cab driver during a botched robbery last weekend, according to nj.com: http://ow.ly/xt8Hj Police arrested a man who reportedly was firing shots inside his township home Wednesday evening in Egg Harbor Township, according to pressofatlanticcity.com: http://ow.ly/xt8LP Police said that a 19-year-old Trenton man was arrested this week and charged in a January home-invasion robbery and shooting that left a man wounded, according to nj.com: http://ow.ly/xt8T4
Pennsylvania headlines: A man was found shot to death at the scene of a house fire early Friday in Schuylkill County, according to pennlive.com: http://ow.ly/xt82E A man was shot to death Friday morning in Harrisburg, pennlive.com reports: http://ow.ly/xt8ee The Jan. 4 fatal shooting of a Maine man on Interstate 81 in Franklin County was prompting three U.S. senators to seek more information on a plan to improve the nation’s 911 system, also according to pennlive.com: http://ow.ly/xt8i8
Three men are dead and one was wounded after shooting incidents reported overnight in West Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, Nicetown and Overbrook Park. We will have coverage from two of the scenes and more details on the additional incidents as we get more information.
Update: 19-year-old man is in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a gunshot wound to the hip after an incident in the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia, police said.
Breaking: Police are investigating after a man was wounded by gunfire in this hour in the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia.
As we reported earlier, five men were shot in Philadelphia during the span of less than 24 hours, ending late Friday morning: http://ow.ly/xsH3K One of those men was shot Thursday night on the edge of the main campus at Temple University: http://ow.ly/xsH67 Six more people were shot — three fatally — during an outbreak which emerged in the city Wednesday morning: http://ow.ly/xsHbA
The live report is now underway. Let’s hope we don’t find much news to share.