Two 17-year-old boys were fatally wounded in a quadruple shooting Wednesday night in South Philadelphia, police said.
Earlier, a 23-year-old man was killed in a separate shooting in the city’s East Germantown section, police said.
About 8:15 p.m., police responded to the 1800 block of Moore Street in South Philadelphia and found one of the 17-year-olds with several gunshot wounds. They took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:34. The other 17-year-old boy was also taken by police to Penn Presbyterian with gunshot wounds to his chin, chest, and right arm. He was pronounced dead at 8:38. Their names were withheld.
Another 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his right arm was taken by private vehicle to Methodist Hospital and was listed in stable condition. An 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right ankle was taken by private vehicle to Methodist and reported in stable condition.
At least 23 spent shell casings were found at the crime scene, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The shooting was recorded by a nearby private surveillance camera and shows two to three perpetrators, Small said. At one point, one of the shooters can be seen standing over a victim and firing. They were last seen running north on 18th Street.
In East Germantown, the 23-year-old man, whose name was not released, was in the area of the 5800 block of Brush Road when he was shot in the neck and back just after 7:15 p.m. He was taken by police to Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead at 7:27.