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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A 28-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the thigh around 8:15 p.m. Friday on North 21st Street near West Venango Street in the Tioga section of Philadelphia.
October’s final shooting victim was a 22-year-old man who was in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center with an abdominal wound after he was shot around 11 p.m. Friday on Mohican Street near Lowber Avenue in West Oak Lane.
Medics rush a 23-year-old man to Einstein, where he was reported stable after he was shot in the chest around 1:15 a.m. Saturday on Wakening Street near Penn Street in Frankford. We haven’t found any other news reports addressing the latest three incidents.
Two men were wounded, one critically, in shootings reported one night earlier in Philadelphia, as we previously reported. Another man was killed late Thursday afternoon in North Philadelphia.
A preliminary review of our October reporting indicates that at least 95 people were shot in Philadelphia during the month, down from 115 in September.
Medics rushed a 33-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in both legs shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Leiper Street near Arrott Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Six more shooting incidents have been reported in Philadelphia since Friday, as we reported earlier.
No injuries were reported after a gunpoint home invasion later Saturday night in Kensington. A masked gunman made off with cash taken from three people inside.
Police investigate Frankford double shooting scene. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Police rushed two men to Temple University Hospital following a shooting reported outside near a motorcycle club just after midnight Sunday on East Sedgley Avenue near Kensington Avenue in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.
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Above: A neighbor looks on as police investigate the scene where a woman was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in Frankford. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
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Above: Police look for evidence after a man was fatally wounded by gunfire early Thursday on Penn Street near Church Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
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