Man and teen wounded late Tuesday in Mill Creek

Police rushed two shooting victims to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania following an incident which took place shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night on Fairmount Avenue near 49th Street in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the neck and torso, and 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in one arm.

Police found the victims when as they responded to multiple reports of gunshots. They also found five spent shell casing and two weapons in the area.

Both victims were listed in stable condition, according to a report from 6ABC, but we could find no other media reports from this incident.


Police investigate the Mill Creek shooting scene Tuesday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Four people were wounded — one fatally — in shootings reported Monday in Philadelphia, but more than 24 hours had passed with no gunshot victims until this most recent incident.

Numerous events were held across Philadelphia Tuesday night in conjunction with National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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