#GunCrisis Updates: Vigil in Chester County; shootings continue in Philadelphia

Slide show above: The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County held their annual candlelight vigil and memorial service Thursday night, to remember homicide victims, and law enforcement personnel who have fallen in the line of duty. Read the full story at dailylocal.com. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

The latest stretch of Philadelphia gun violence extended into the weekend with five men shot in four separate incidents beginning late Friday afternoon, as well as one accidental shooting.

  • Police rushed a 22-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot at about 4:45 p.m. Friday on South 54th Street near Upland Street in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Fox29 have brief reports.
  • Two men were reported in stable condition with leg wounds at the Temple University Hospital Episcopal Campus after they were shot at about 9:45 p.m. on North Lawrence Street, near West Cumberland and North 5th Streets in Fairhill.
  • Police rushed an 18-year-old to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported stable with a leg wound after he was shot on West Huntington Street near North Franklin Street in Fairhill shortly after 10:30 p.m.
  • A 20-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center after he was shot in the arm just after 10 p.m. on East Haines Street near Baynton Street in East Germantown.

As we previously reported, four were men shot in six hours Thursday night in Philadelphia, one man was killed and three more were critically wounded one night earlier, three shooting victims were reported Tuesday, and two 11-year-old children were among 11 people shot last weekend in the city.

Additional reports:

  • A 25-year-old man was treated for a leg wound after a weapon fired accidentally inside a car early Saturday on Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.
  • Temple University alerted their community after gunfire was reported on the edge of campus Friday afternoon. According to CBS3, a mother and son were visiting the university when a bullet shattered their car window.
  • Philadelphia Police have one suspect in custody and are seeking another in connection with the shooting of an 11-year-old boy last weekend, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
  • Police have also identified a suspect in connection with a sex assault and robbery in Center City, Philly.com reports.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.