Teen among four overnight shooting victims

Mapped: Seven shootings were reported in Philadelphia between Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday morning.

A 17-year-old was listed in stable condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after he was shot in the knee around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday on South 66th Street near Grays Avenue in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia.

An average of eight children and teens under the age of 20 are killed by guns every day in the United States, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which adds that more than one in five American teens between ages 14 and 17 now report having witnessed a shooting.

The teen wounded overnight was the seventh person shot in separate incidents reported across Philadelphia since early Tuesday afternoon.

• Police rushed a 30-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot four times around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of East Westmoreland and Tulip Streets in the Port Richmond section of the city.

• A 25-year-old man walked into the Aria Health Frankford Campus, where he was listed in stable condition with a foot wound after he was shot inside a home on Griscom Street near Dyre Street in Frankford shortly after 11:30 p.m.

• And police rushed a 42-year-old man to Temple, where he was reported stable with a thigh wound after he was shot just before midnight on West Wingohocking Street near North 17 Street in the Nicetown section of the city.

• One man was killed and two more were wounded in separate shootings reported Tuesday in Philadelphia, as we previously reported.

The shooting victims reported in Philadelphia since Tuesday afternoon match the death toll of Ebola in the United States and represent twice as many hospitalizations. But we could find no media reports covering the four latest shootings as of early Wednesday morning.

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30 people shot in Philadelphia during first week of September

Above: Police search for the gunman and for evidence after an 18-year-old man was critically wounded during a robbery Sunday night in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we counted reports of 30 shooting victims during the first week of September in Philadelphia, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources.

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Weekend Live Blog: 14 shooting victims reported

Slide show above: Police investigate the scene of a shooting which left a 28-year-old man critically wounded Saturday night on North American Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Between Friday afternoon and Sunday night, 14 shooting victims were reported in Philadelphia, including one teen and two women. One man was killed and five more victims were initially reported in critical condition.

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#GunCrisis Monthly: August, 2014

Above: Friends and family gather in Nicetown for a vigil to remember Terrance ‘T-Bird’ Cox, killed in a shooting which also left two other men wounded. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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