Four men shot on Father’s Day in Philadelphia

Slide show above: Police search for evidence after Sunday’s shooting in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police rushed two men to Temple University Hospital after they were wounded by gunfire just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday on North Randolph Street, near Allegheny Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets in North Philadelphia.

According to police, officers heard gunfire and responded to the block to find two men involved in a shootout. Police fired and struck one man in the shoulder. Officials said the other man was critically wounded by one of the gunmen in the original incident.

On nearby North Fairhill Street, police taped off an area to search for evidence around a small swimming pool and other children’s toys.

Police believe three men were initially involved in the incident, according to CBS3. The man shot by police was in stable condition but the other was in critical condition, according to NBC10.

A Fathers Day block party had been underway, according to Fox29. The Philadelphia Daily News reported on a family that had to scramble for cover and counted at least 40 evidence markers in the area.

As we reported on our live weekend blog, a 22-year-old man was shot early Sunday morning in the Hartranft section of North Philadelphia and a 21-year-old was shot Sunday afternoon in Olney. Weekend shooting victims were also reported in Harrowgate and South Philadelphia.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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