Five women shot during past two weeks in Philadelphia

Slide show above: Police investigate the scene where a woman was shot late Wednesday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A 30-year-old woman was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after she was wounded in a shooting shortly before midnight Wednesday on North Broad Street near Brown Street in North Philadelphia.

According to investigators, police received numerous 911 calls reporting a fight and shooting outside a bar but arrived to find only blood and fired shell casings near a gas station. After checking local hospitals, police found the victim at Temple, suffering from a gunshot would to her left hand.

Police said an argument between two women began in a bar and spilled out into the street before the other woman opened fire and fled the scene, according to a 6ABC.

Over the past two weeks, we have also reported on shootings wounding women in the Parkside, Kensington, Chestnut Hill and Germantown section of Philadelphia.

In 2013, 79 women and girls were shot in Philadelphia, down from 116 in 2012, according to Philadelphia Police data.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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