One man killed, four wounded in overnight Philadelphia shootings

Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on Girard Avenue near 39th Street early Sunday. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A 33-year-old man was fatally wounded in a shooting incident reported just before midnight Saturday on West Girard Avenue near 39th Street in West Philadelphia. He had been shot in the head, neck and chest.

Police said officers found the victim on the sidewalk and rushed him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), but he did not survive. CBS3 and NBC10 had brief reports Sunday morning.

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Police also designated a crime scene outside the HUP emergency room after a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun fell from the rear of a patrol car when officers arrived with the victim.

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Additional victims reported overnight:

• Police rushed a 42-year-old man to HUP, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot in the shoulder around 12:45 a.m. Sunday on South Corlies Street, near 30th and Morris Streets in South Philadelphia.

• A 20-year-old man was listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds following an incident reported on West Luray Street, near 7th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard in the Hunting Park section of the city. According to a report from 6ABC, authorities said they found an AK-47 inside the car in which the victim arrived at the hospital.

• A 22-year-old man was reported stable at Temple after he was shot three times around 6:30 a.m. in the area of North Broad and West Wyoming Streets in the Logan section of the city.

• Medics rushed a 31-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot in the stomach around 8:30 a.m. on North 13th Street near West Wingohocking Street in Logan.

• Four more men were shot earlier this weekend in the Hunting Park, Kingsessing, Olney and Summerdale sections of Philadelphia, as we previously reported.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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