Multiple-victim incidents dominate Philadelphia gun violence summary for July

More than one out of every four shooting victims reported during July in Philadelphia was struck in a multiple-victim incident. Nine double shootings were reported, as well as one triple shooting and one incident in which five people were shot.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we counted 95 shooting victims in the city during July, based original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources. Ten people died on the day they were struck, and another 26 were initially listed in critical medical condition.

July

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Nineteen shooting victims were in their teens, including six under the age 18. Among those we could identify by age, the youngest was 15 years old, the oldest was 55, and the average age was 26.

Eleven female victims were reported, including two teens — ages 16 and 17 — who were shot in the same incident.

Notes: This analysis excludes sudden deaths and bodies found with no immediate cause of death reported, as well as one shooting victim who declined medical care, and one suspect wounded in a police-involved shooting which did not involve a gun. A separate police-involved shooting of a gun suspect has been included in the monthly total.

Previous 2014 monthly reports:

At top of page: Police investigate a shooting which left one man dead and four people wounded late last month in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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