Sunday afternoon shooting punctuates violent weekend in Philadelphia

Slide show above: Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting reported late Sunday afternoon in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police rushed a wounded man to Einstein Medical Center following an incident Sunday in West Oak Lane, but the he did not survive. The shooting victim, estimated to be in his 20s, had been struck multiple times in a rear alley near 69th Avenue, between Ogontz Avenue and North 19th Street around 4:45 p.m.

According to police, officers responded to calls reporting the shooting and found the victim surrounded by fifteen fired shell casings. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29 and The Philadelphia Inquirer have brief reports.

As we followed on our live weekend blog, 16 people were shot during the weekend in Philadelphia. Additional fatalities include a 16-year-old boy who was struck at a late-night barbecue gathering in the Ludlow section of North Philadelphia Saturday night, a man shot at a bar in the Franklinville section of the city early Sunday, and a man found lying in a street in Crescentville early Saturday.

According to the latest Philadelphia Police data, 110 homicides have been reported in the city this year, slightly behind the year-to-date total in 2013.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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