A 6-year-old boy died after he sustained a gunshot wound in the Upper Holmesburg neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, one of five fatal shootings in a span of about five hours on Sunday afternoon, police said.
A family member brought the child to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital on Sunday afternoon with a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest, a police spokesperson said. Police said the shooting happened around 1 p.m. in the 4600 block of Kendrick Street, and the child was pronounced dead at 1:36 p.m. at the hospital.
It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting or whether police had identified any suspects. Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told NBC10 there were several children in the home at the time of the shooting.
Police provided the following details on the four other deaths:
A 37-year-old woman was shot 12 times in her midsection at about 2:13 p.m. in the 1900 block of Clarence Street in Kensington. She was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 2:38 p.m. Police said an arrest was made, and a weapon was recovered. No other details were provided.
A 20-year-old man died from multiple gunshots to the head about 3:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of South 17th Street in Point Breeze.
A 43-year-old man was found dead at 4:45 p.m. Sunday on the 2300 block of North Croskey Street in North Philadelphia with a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
A 20-year-old man died after being shot multiple times at 6:28 p.m. on the 2100 block of East Ann Street in Kensington.
Police said no arrests were made in the latter three shootings.
“This weekend’s horrific violence is a stark reminder that COVID-19 isn’t the only crisis plaguing our city,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement. “Gun violence continues to traumatize our communities and cut Philadelphians’ lives tragically short.”
He extended sympathies to families affected by the shootings, and urged the public to report any information to the city’s anonymous tip line: 215-686-TIPS (215-686-8477).
Police also reported 17 nonfatal shootings in Philadelphia over the Independence Day holiday weekend, including a 15-year-old shot in the head:
A 19-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and a 22-year-old man was shot in the right hip about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of South Conestoga Street in Kingsessing. Both were listed in stable condition in separate hospitals.
Two gunshot victims were taken by private vehicle to Albert Einstein Medical Center at about 11:17 p.m. Saturday: A 37-year-old woman with two gunshot wounds to the right leg, and a 21-year-old man with a graze wound to the head. Both were listed in stable condition.
A 42-year-old man was grazed in the chest by a gunshot at about 12:17 a.m. Sunday in the 4200 block of L Street in the Juniata Park section of the city. The victim declined medical treatment.
A 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to their right legs at 2:34 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of South Street. Both victims were listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
A 26-year-old man was shot through the left thigh into his right foot at about 6:50 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of West Toronto Street. The victim was listed in stable condition at Temple.
A 31-year-old man was shot in the stomach and the chest, and a 30-year-old man was shot in the buttocks at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Wallace Street in the city’s Spring Garden section. The victims were taken to separate hospitals and reported in stable condition.
A 38-year-old woman was shot in the left arm at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday in the 2700 block of North Broad Street in North Philadelphia. She was in stable condition at Temple.
In the 3:20 p.m. shooting in the 1300 block of South 17th Street in Point Breeze where one man was killed, a second male was shot in the back and taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
An 11-year-old girl suffered a graze gunshot wound to her hip at 4:53 p.m. on the 2500 block of South 67th Street in Elmwood, Southwest Philadelphia. She was treated on the scene and was in stable condition.
In the shooting at 6:28 p.m. on the 2100 block of East Ann Street in Kensington that left one man dead, another man of unknown age was shot in the right leg and was in stable condition at Temple.
At 8:20 p.m. in the 6100 block of Nassau Road in the city’s Overbrook section, a 36-year-old male was shot in the right buttock, a 35-year-old man in the left chest, and a 15-year-old in the head. All were at Lankenau Medical Center, the 36-year-old in stable condition, the other two in critical condition.