Gunfire wounds men in Franklinville and Olney

Police rushed a 53-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot twice in one leg around 3 a.m. Thursday in the area of North 10th and West Tioga Streets in the Franklinville section of North Philadelphia.

A 48-year-old man was stable at Einstein Medical Center with a self-inflicted finger wound after an incident which took place inside a home Wednesday night in Olney.

Another man was shot Wednesday in Germantown, as we previously reported.

Police data: Homicides down, gunpoint robberies up recently in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s homicide rate dropped by 20 percent during the 28-day period ending October 26th, when compared with the previous four weeks, according to the latest weekly report from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Gunpoint robberies climbed by 15 percent during the same period, but the 2,345 incidents reported to date during 2014 still represent a three percent decline when compared with last year.


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According to Wednesday morning’s update on the Philadelphia Police Crime Maps and Stats page, 218 homicides have been reported in the city this year, representing a six percent increase over the 205 victims killed by the same date last year.

In the latest news, police rushed a 24-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center after he was shot around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Limekiln Pike near West Godfrey Avenue in the East Germantown section of the city. 6ABC reported that he was shot in the face.

Two men were killed and another was wounded in shootings reported Tuesday in Philadelphia, as we previously reported.

Man killed, another wounded in Tuesday morning shootings

Medics pronounced a 47-year-old man dead at the scene after he was shot in the head around 8 a.m. Tuesday in a driveway on South 59th Street near Greenway Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.

As we previously reported, two men were wounded — one crticially — in separate shooting incidents reported Monday in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia.

In the latest incident, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg shortly before 9 a.m. Monday on Mutter Street, near West Berks and North Hancock Streets in North Philadelphia.

The latest victim is the fourth man wounded since weekend shootings left two men dead and 10 more wounded in Philadelphia.

Second man shot Monday in Eastwick; critically wounded

Police rushed a shooting victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in critical condition after an incident reported late Monday afternoon near the Patterson Elementary School on Holbrook Street, near Elmwood Avenue and 70th Street in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia. The victim — estimated to be in his 20s — was struck twice shortly before 5 p.m.

As we reported earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the foot just after 1 a.m. Monday on Glenmore Avenue near Island Avenue in Eastwick. Medics rushed him to HUP, where he was listed in stable condition. We have found no media reports addressing either Eastwick incident.

No other shooting victims have been reported in the city since Sunday night incidents left one man dead and a teen wounded. Altogether, two men were killed and ten people were wounded in shootings reported across Philadelphia during the weekend.