Two men were killed and five others wounded in separate shooting incidents during a violent span late Monday afternoon and evening in Philadelphia, police said.
Shortly before 4 p.m., a 20-year-old man, who was not identified, was outside on the 3100 block of Jasper Street in Kensington when he was shot in the chest by an unknown assailant. Police took the victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:20.
Police later located a second victim, a 28-year-old man, who had been transported by private vehicle to Temple with a gunshot wound to his left elbow and a graze wound to his left hip. He was listed in stable condition.
Just after 5 p.m. in Strawberry Mansion, a 20-year-old man was outside at 29th and Oakdale Streets when he was shot in the face, chest, and arm. Police took him to Temple, where he was pronounced dead at 5:22.
In another double shooting, two men were critically wounded in a street shooting on the 3400 block of North Howard Street in North Philadelphia shortly before 5 p.m.
A 72-year-old man was shot in the left cheek and a 45-year-old man was shot several times. Police took both to Temple.
Shortly after 7:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was outside on the 5000 block of Wade Street in Germantown when he was shot in the face. He was taken by police to Einstein Medical Center and was listed in critical condition.
Just before 8 p.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the knee while he was outside on the 3800 block of Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia. He was reported in stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
Police reported no arrests or other details in the cases.
Monday’s shootings happened after a violent weekend in which seven people were killed and 18 were wounded in shootings across the city. Police on Monday said they had one person in custody in connection with one of the nonfatal shootings over the weekend.