One person was killed and eight were wounded in shootings across Philadelphia on Tuesday, with several victims left in critical condition, police said.
Two of the incidents saw multiple victims shot. Four people, including two teenage girls, were shot in Kensington, with two people in critical condition, police said. Police were also investigating a shooting in East Germantown that left one man dead; a shooting in Logan that wounded three people, including one man in “extremely critical condition” and another in critical condition; and a shooting in Holmesburg that wounded one.
Tuesday’s shootings occurred as the city continues to see elevated levels of gun violence since 2020. There have been 168 homicides so far this year as of Monday, according to police — an 8% decrease compared to the same date in 2021, but more than the 137 homicides by this time in 2020.
The quadruple shooting in Kensington occurred outside a corner store at G Street and Allegheny Avenue, just one block down from SEPTA’s Allegheny Station on the Market-Frankford Line. The victims were a 32-year-old man who was shot in the arm, a 16-year-old girl with a graze wound to the arm, an 18-year-old woman shot in the chest, and a 30-year-old man shot in the back, police said.
All four were taken to Temple University Hospital. The 18-year-old and 30-year-old were in critical condition, police said, while the others are stable.
No arrests were reported and police didn’t immediately provide further details.
Outside the corner store Tuesday afternoon, at least 19 evidence circles made by police, likely marking bullet casings, were on the street and sidewalk. The plastic glass of a covered SEPTA stop on the corner was shattered.
The violence comes on the same day and on the same block as a car crash that killed three people — the driver and two pedestrians — and left another pedestrian seriously injured.
Earlier in the morning, a man about 35 years old was shot multiple times on the 6000 block of North Beechwood Street in East Germantown, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics at 10:25 a.m.; no one had been arrested, and no murder weapon had been found.
At around 4:45 p.m. on the 8000 block of Ditman Street, Holmesburg, a 22-year-old man was shot once in the left thigh and once in the right ankle. He was in stable condition, police said. No one had been arrested, and police had not found a weapon.
Minutes later, just before 5 p.m., three men were shot on the 1300 block of West Rockland Street in Logan, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot in the right arm, left leg, and several times through the chest and back; he was listed in “extremely critical condition” at a hospital that police did not specify. Another 27-year-old man was shot once in the chest and once in the right leg, and is also in critical condition, police said. A 41-year-old man was shot in the right foot and is in stable condition, police said.
No arrests had been made, and police also had not found a weapon in the case.