Shootings spike during September in Philadlephia; still down from last year’s pace

Above: Neighbors look on as police investigate a shooting which left two men dead and two more wounded last month in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we tracked reports of 119 shooting victims in Philadelphia during September, the highest monthly total so far this year.


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Five shooting victims reported Tuesday in Philadelphia

A 34-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center after he was shot in the leg around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on West Clementine Street, near North 28th and Clearfield Streets in North Philadelphia.

As we previously reported, shooting victims were also reported Tuesday in Brewerytown and Belmont, and two men were wounded in a West Philadelphia incident.

During September, we tracked 119 shooting victims in Philadelphia, the highest monthly total we have seen this year.

Man wounded in Belmont

A 21-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center after he was shot in the leg around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of North 40th and Poplar Streets, in the Belmont section of West Philadelphia.

Shooting victims were reported earlier Tuesday in Brewerytown and West Philadelphia.

Two men wounded Tuesday afternoon in West Philadelphia

Police rushed two shooting victims to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after they were struck around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Westminster Avenue and North 52nd Street in West Philadelphia. Both men — ages 32 and 33 — were listed in stable condition.

Media reports: CBS36ABCThe Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday’s first shooting victim was a 21-year-old man who was wounded around 5 a.m. in Brewerytown.