Five shot in latest outbreak, ending 36-hour respite in Philadelphia

Above: Police investigate the shooting scene after one man was critically wounded in Logan early Thursday. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Medics rushed a 28-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot nine times around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, inside a home on Bouvier Street near Wingohocking Street in the Logan section of Philadelphia.

Police said the victim was struck in the torso, chest and both legs, according to CBS3. NBC10 reported that police were expecting the wounded man to survive.

One man was killed and three more were wounded in additional shooting incidents beginning Wednesday evening, as we previously reported:

Prior to the latest outbreak, no shooting victims had been reported in Philadelphia for more than 36 hours, since an 18-year-old was wounded early Tuesday in Kensington.

Bouvier Street Shooting

Above and below: Police investigate the Logan shooting scene. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Bouvier Street Shooting

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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