Three men wounded, one critically, as new month begins

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.

Five wounded in latest Philadelphia shootings

Slide show above: Police investigate the scene of a double shooting Wednesday in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Philadelphia updates:

Five men were wounded in the span of less than 11 hours ending early Thursday morning in Philadelphia.

A 19-year-old man was listed in critical condition and a 23-year-old was stable after they were wounded in a shooting incident reported just after 5 p.m. Wednesday on West Thompson Street near 25th Street in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown. Police said at least one car on the street was struck by a stray bullet.

Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that a “weed-like substance” was found at the scene of the shooting, making drugs sales a potential motive for the attack. CBS3, 6ABC and NBC10 also had reports.

Medics rushed a 44-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot just before 4 p.m. Wednesday on Folsom Street, near 51st and Brown Streets in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. 6ABC reported that the victim was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

A 33-year-old man was critically wounded around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in a shooting at Wayne and Chelten Avenues in Germantown. Witnesses told investigators that the man was shot by another man after he exited the bar, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Fox29 reported that the victim was shot one time in the left arm, and twice in the left side. Police said the shooting was captured by surveillance cameras, according to a 6ABC report.

Police rushed a 24-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with an arm wound after he was shot around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in North 21st Street near West Ontario Street in the Tioga section of the city.

According to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer, a man who admitted killing a SEPTA trolley driver on orders of the driver’s jilted girlfriend was sentenced Wednesday to 30 to 60 years in prison.

Surveillance video:

Philadelphia Police have released surveillance video, asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect who shot a 21-year-old man last week in Upper Kensington:

Police released another video seeking to identify the suspect who robbed Burger King last week in Oxford Circle.

Regional report:

One person was shot to death near the campus of Widener University in Chester, Pa., late Thursday morning, according to early reports from CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29.

Widener University first tweeted instructions to “remain indoors until further notice,” but later added “Chester police have assured the university that there is no threat to @WidenerUniv and did not involve members of the university community.”

Police in Camden,NJ, are investigating two recent armed carjackings, according to CBS3.

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Reminder:

Bryan Lentz, former State Representative and former Chief of the Philadelphia Regional Gun Violence Task Force will discuss Focused Deterrence at  Young Involved Philadelphia’s Police Lightning Talks, Thursday evening in Center City. Check Facebook and TicketLeap for more info.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

Updated: Weekend gun violence leaves three dead, four wounded in Philadelphia

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Slide show above: Police investigate double shooting scene in Grays Ferry. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

One man was killed and another was wounded by gunfire early Sunday on South 35th Street in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia. According to investigators, police responded to calls for a shooting near an after-hours club just before 3 a.m. and arrived to find a 28-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his neck, arm and torso.

Update: Police have identified the dead man as Rashul Isaacs, 28, of 18th Street near Morris in Point Breeze, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Officers rushed him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but he was pronounced soon after. A 27-year-old man was shot twice during the same incident and listed in stable condition at HUP after he was dropped off in a private car.

35th and Wharton Double Shooting / Homicide

Crime scene investigators gather at the Grays Ferry shooting scene. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Investigators said a fight broke out at the corner of 35th and Wharton Streets shortly after 3 a.m., according to NCB10. 6ABC reported that one of the victims was smoking outside the club when he was struck in the neck with a stray bullet.

As we reported earlier, another man was killed when gunfire followed an argument in Logan overnight. Shots were also during a home invasion robbery in Olney Saturday evening, but no injuries were reported.

In a Sunday afternoon incident, a 16-year-old was shot and killed inside a home on Wallace Street near 16th Street in Spring Garden. NBC10 reported that he was shot in the face. He was taken to Hahnemann Hospital and pronounced dead just before 4 p.m., according to CBS3 and 6ABC.

UPDATE: NBC10 has now identified the victim as 17-year-old Antonio Flores.

UPDATE: Another man was wounded in a shooting Sunday night in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Medics rushed the 23-year-old victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot on Hartville Street, near East Clearfield and E Streets at about 7:45 p.m.

On Friday night, police rushed a 17-year-old to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot several times just before 10 p.m. on South 56th Street, near Cedar Avenue in West Philadelphia. He was standing in front of a barbershop when an unidentified gunman opened fire, according to NBC10. 6ABC reported that the victim was struck three times, including once in the neck.

A 36-year-old man was wounded in another incident, shortly after 10 p.m. Friday at 22nd Street and Hunting Park Avenue on the edge of the Nicetown and Tioga section of the city. Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported inn stable condition.

On Thursday, medics rushed a 25-year-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting on North Broad Street near 70th Avenue, shortly before 3 p.m. in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. CBS3 and NBC10 had brief reports. CBS3, NBC10 and Fox29 had brief reports.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.