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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Teen among five new Philadelphia shooting victims; one man is dead

Map: Six shooting incidents have been reported in Philadelphia between early Friday afternoon and the early hours of Saturday morning.

Medics rushed a teenager to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot in the back shortly before 9 p.m. Friday in the area of Fairmount Avenue and North 7th Street, on the border of North Philadelphia and Northern Liberties.

The 16-year-old victim was shot during an argument between two groups, according to NBC10. CBS3 reported that he was struck in the lower back.

Police are looking for at least two men who ran from the scene, according to 6ABC:


One man is dead and another was hospitalized following a shooting incident reported shortly after midnight Saturday morning in the area of North 4th Street and West Indiana Avenue in Fairhill. A man in his twenties was shot in the chest and died a short time later at Temple University Hospital, according to CBS3.

Another man arrived at Temple with a leg wound and was listed in stable condition. NBC10 reported that he was being held as a person of interest:


A 31-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Jeans Hospital after he was shot in the arm shortly before 1 a.m. Friday n the area of Morefield and Veree Roads in the Bustleton section of the city. Another man was critically wounded in an assault rifle attack Thursday evening in Bustleton, as we previously reported.

Medics rushed a 36-year-old man to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was reported stable after he was shot in the thigh after 2:45 a.m. Saturday on Carpenter Street near Front Street in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia. NBC10 reported details on the confrontation:


Six more men were shot from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon in Philadelphia, as we previously reported.

Teen wounded Friday morning in North Philadlephia

A 16-year-old was shot in the back and hand around 10:30 a.m. Friday, in the area of North Van Pelt Street and West Montgomery Avenue, near North 22nd Street in North Philadelphia. Medics rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Six men were wounded in separate shooting incidents Thursday in Philadelphia, as we previously reported. At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have tracked reports of 34 gunshot victims this week in Philadelphia.