Assault rifle rounds found at East Mount Airy shooting scene late Monday

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

Police rushed a 25-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot three times around 11:30 p.m. Monday on Thouron Street near East Upsal Street in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. According to police, officers responded to numerous 911 calls reporting gunfire and found the victim underneath an SUV.

Investigators said they recovered at least 17 shell casings from the scene, according to an NBC10 report. CBS3 reported that 11 of the spent rounds had been fired from an AK-47 assault rifle.

Six men were wounded in separate shootings reported across Philadelphia Monday morning. Another 13 people were shot in the city over the past weekend.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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