The deadly violence that Philadelphia saw in 2019 spilled over into 2020 Wednesday after three men were shot and killed. Two of them were killed in a triple shooting that also left one person injured.
Just before noon, police were called to the first block of North Hobart Street near 59th and Arch Streets for a shooting. They found the victim, a 41-year-old man, suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest and back. He was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he died at 12:13 p.m., according to police.
At 2:19 p.m., police responded to a call in the 4700 block of Griscom Street, in the Frankford section of the city. They found two men in their 20s with gunshot wounds to the the chest, and a 32-year-old woman with gunshot wounds to her arm and left hand. One of the men, a 26-year-old, was taken by police to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:37 p.m. The woman and a 24-year-old man were taken by medics to Frankford Jefferson Hospital, where the man was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m. The woman is listed in stable condition. No weapon was recovered, according to police.
An earlier shooting occurred at 12:43 p.m. in the 400 block of North 34th Street in the Powelton Village section of the city. A 29-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the right arm. He was taken by private vehicle to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition. The weapon was recovered, according to police.
Later in the evening, about 7 p.m., a double shooting took place on the 2200 block of North Cleveland Street in North Philadelphia. A 27-year-old man with gunshot wounds above his left eye and in his right thigh was taken by medics to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in extremely critical condition. The other man, 21, was taken to the same hospital by police, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was listed in stable condition.
The identities of the victims were not released.