Four men have suffered gunshot wounds in separate new incidents reported in Philadelphia between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. No injuries were reported when two men robbed an armored truck early Thursday.
A 21-year-old man was listed in critical condition after he was shot Wednesday evening at the corner of Rosehill and East Somerset Streets in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. According to police, the victim suffered at least eight gunshot wounds in the torso and arrived at the Episcopal Campus of Temple University Hospital in a personal car before he transported by medics to Temple University Hospital’s main facility.
Update: A 29-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Temple’s Episcopal Campus after he was shot Thursday morning, shortly after 10 a.m. on East Somerset Street near A Street in Kensington, just a couple of blocks from the incident on Rosehill Street. The new victim suffered a hand wound and a grazing head wound.
Armored truck holdup:
Police were seeking two men, one of which had an automatic weapon, in connection with an armored truck robbery shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday on Frankford Avenue near Unruh Avenue in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29 and The Philadelphia Inquirer had early reports.
Earlier Wednesday, medics rushed a 20-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in stable condition with a leg wound, following an incident shortly after noon on North Paxon Street, near 52nd and Market Street in West Philadelphia. A 17-year-old was stable at HUP after he suffered several leg wounds in a shooting at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at 65th Street and Paschall Avenue in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police are now seeking the mother of an 11-year-old girl who was killed in a recent accidental shooting, inside her home in the Mantua section of the city, accruing to reports from CBS3, NBC10, Fox29, the Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com.
Update: 6ABC now reports that Tiffany Goldwire has turned herself in to police.
Mayor Nutter announced Wednesday that Philadelphia will join Everytown for Gun Safety, according to CBS3. The movement works to end gun violence and build safer communities.
The Philadelphia Police Department has released a new surveillance video, this time seeking to identify the suspect who robbed a Wawa store Tuesday in Oxford Circle:
A military veteran and former police officer was shot in the face by stray bullet Monday in Chester, Pa., according to a report from the Philadelphia Daily News.
In central Pennsylvania, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center will be closed today for mock ‘active shooter’ training exercise, according to PennLive.com.
Authorities said a Pennsylvania man was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport after he tried to pass through security with a loaded handgun and a pair of brass knuckles, according to an Associated Press report, via Fox29.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.