Daily Report: 06.02.14 — Shooting victims reported in Germantown and Mayfair

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Two men critically wounded in Saturday night shootings

Slide show above: Police investigate shooting Saturday night in Mayfair. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Philadelphia Police investigators were gathering evidence on Friendship Street between Sackett Street and Rowland Avenue in the Mayfair section of the city after gunfire left one man critically wounded Saturday night. According to police, officers found the victim when they responded to 911 calls for a shooting at 8:20 p.m.

Police said the man was shot in the face and shoulder, according to 6ABC. NBC10 says he was rushed to the Aria Health-Torresdale Campus.

Friendship Street Shooting

Officials said three suspects were in custody, according to CBS3, and Fox29 is reporting that the incident involved two cousins, who live next door to each other and got in an argument.

A 23-year-old man was critically wounded in a later incident, on Dyre Street in East Frankford. Check in later for a report from the scene.

The latest shooting incidents continue a violent stretch which had already left three dead and eight wounded in Philadelphia shooting incidents between Wednesday morning and Saturday morning, as we previously reported.

Posted by Jim MacMillan