Three men wounded in latest Philadelphia shootings

Police investigate the scene of an assault rifle attack Thursday night in Bustleton. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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A 57-year-old man was shot in the arm and stomach around 7:30 p.m. Thursday in a rear driveway on Alton Street, around the corner from the intersection of Surrey and Krewstown Roads in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia.

According to police, officers found the victim while responding to numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots, and took another man into custody at the scene. Medics rushed the wounded man to Einstein Medical Center.

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, a police source confirmed that the suspect was engaged to the victim’s daughter. The attacker used an assault rifle, according to 6ABC.

Police told NBC10 that at least 20 bullets hit two neighboring homes. Police told The Philadelphia Inquirer that they found at least 28 shell casings at the scene. The victim was reported in critical condition, according to CBS3.

Man shot seven times in North Philadelphia

Another man was wounded in a shooting reported earlier, around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on North Uber Street, near Cecil B. Moore Avenue and North 20th Street in North Philadelphia.

The 33-year-old victim drove himself to Temple University Hospital after he was shot seven times.

As we previously reported, a critically wounded man drove himself to Temple after he was shot in the face Wednesday night.

Earlier this month, two separate shooting incidents were reported on the same night on other other blocks of North Uber Street. A man was killed and woman was wounded in a North Philadelphia incident, just a few blocks north of the latest scene, and another woman was wounded further away in Logan.

Friday: New shooting in Tacony

No shootings were reported during the overnight hours but an 18-year-old man was wounded Friday morning on Torresdale Avenue near Knorr Street in the Tacony section of the city. He was listed in stable condition with a leg wound at the ARIA Health Torresdale Campus.

The latest Philadelphia Police update reports 213 homicides to date this year, reflecting an increase of 11 victims, more than five percent ahead of last year’s pace.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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