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.
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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