Teen among four overnight shooting victims

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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Tuesday afternoon shootings leave one man dead, two wounded across Philadelphia

Medics pronounced a shooting victim dead on location shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on I Street near East Luzerne Street in the Juanita Park section of Philadelphia.

Police told NBC10 they were seeking a man carrying an AK-47. Witnesses said a man was running while firing into a white minivan, according to 6ABC.

The victim’s vehicle then struck several cars and another minivan, according to Fox29CBS3 reported that the victim was struck multiple times in the torso.

A passenger inside the van was not hurt, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Police reported no arrests, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

A 32-year-old man was shot around 3:30 p.m. after a fight at a gas station on Germantown Avenue near East Washington Lane in Germantown. The victim managed to drive himself to Chestnut Hill Hospital, according to NBC10.

The wounded man was struck at least four time, according to CBS3The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he was listed in critical condition.

A wounded 18-year-old man arrived at Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the foot around 1:45 p.m. in the area of North 10th Street and West Olney Avenue in on the border of the city’s Logan and Fern Rock neighborhoods.

Shootings left two men wounded Monday in the Fairhill and Feltonville sections of the city, as we previously reported.

 

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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.

Two men wounded, one critically, in latest Philadelphia shootings

Police rushed a 20-year-old man to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot in the back around 12:45 a.m. Friday on West Wilt Street, near 32nd Street and West Montgomery Avenue in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.

A 23-year-old man was stable an Einstein Medical Center after he was shot in the thigh shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday on Claremont Road in the Oak Lane section of the city.

One man was killed and another was wounded is separate shootings Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia, as we previously reported.

Gunfire wounds men in Franklinville and Olney

Police rushed a 53-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot twice in one leg around 3 a.m. Thursday in the area of North 10th and West Tioga Streets in the Franklinville section of North Philadelphia.

A 48-year-old man was stable at Einstein Medical Center with a self-inflicted finger wound after an incident which took place inside a home Wednesday night in Olney.

Another man was shot Wednesday in Germantown, as we previously reported.

Police data: Homicides down, gunpoint robberies up recently in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s homicide rate dropped by 20 percent during the 28-day period ending October 26th, when compared with the previous four weeks, according to the latest weekly report from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Gunpoint robberies climbed by 15 percent during the same period, but the 2,345 incidents reported to date during 2014 still represent a three percent decline when compared with last year.

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According to Wednesday morning’s update on the Philadelphia Police Crime Maps and Stats page, 218 homicides have been reported in the city this year, representing a six percent increase over the 205 victims killed by the same date last year.

In the latest news, police rushed a 24-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center after he was shot around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Limekiln Pike near West Godfrey Avenue in the East Germantown section of the city. 6ABC reported that he was shot in the face.

Two men were killed and another was wounded in shootings reported Tuesday in Philadelphia, as we previously reported.

Man killed, another wounded in Tuesday morning shootings

Medics pronounced a 47-year-old man dead at the scene after he was shot in the head around 8 a.m. Tuesday in a driveway on South 59th Street near Greenway Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.

As we previously reported, two men were wounded — one crticially — in separate shooting incidents reported Monday in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia.

In the latest incident, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg shortly before 9 a.m. Monday on Mutter Street, near West Berks and North Hancock Streets in North Philadelphia.

The latest victim is the fourth man wounded since weekend shootings left two men dead and 10 more wounded in Philadelphia.