Medics rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. NBC10 reports that the victim was struck five times.
Altogether, two men were killed and one more was wounded in a series of shootings reported across a seven block section of Kensington in the span of about 12 hours beginning early Wednesday morning. A teenage boy and another man were wounded in additional city shootings.
It all began at about 3 a.m., when a 20-year-old man was shot in the arm at Allegheny Avenue and D Street in Kensington. Medics rushed him to Temple, where he was listed in stable condition.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m, a 38-year-old man was shot four time at D and Indiana Avenue, just about two blocks away. He was pronounced dead at Temple a short time later.
A 23-year-old shooting victim drove himself to the 35th Police District headquarters on North Broad Street Wednesday afternoon in the Ogontz section of the city, reporting that he had been shot at 67th Avenue and Smedley Street in West Oak Lane. Police rushed him to Einstein Medical Center, where he was reported in extremely critical condition with a chest wound.
As we previously reported, an 18-year-old was shot to death on the same corner Saturday night, where we also covered a double shooting in 2012.
Finally, a 16-year-old was shot in the leg at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, at 2nd and Spring Garden Streets — on the edge of Old City and Northern Liberties. He was listed in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital.
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