Three people shot at Sunday night cookout

Police investigate triple shooting scene in Kingessing overnight. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Two men and a woman were wounded in a shooting late Sunday on South Paxon Street near Greenway Avenue in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia. According to police, officers responded to reports of gunfire at the location and found a 49-year-old man with four gunshot wounds, a 21-year-old man with a single gunshot wound and a 28-year-old woman who had also been shot once.

All three victims were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where the older man was listed in critical condition and the other two victims were reported stable, according to police. Investigators said they found 21 pieces of ballistic evidence at the scene.

The shooting took place during a cookout, according to local media reports: CBS36ABCNBC10

Altogether, 13 people were shot in six incidents reported Sunday in Philadelphia.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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