Gun violence across Philadelphia on Thursday — which included a quadruple shooting in Germantown and a shooting on a busy commercial street in Center City — left two men dead and seven people wounded, police said.
The quadruple shooting happened around 4:25 p.m. outside on the 100 block of West Chelten Avenue, police said.
A 16-year-old girl was shot in the chest and right arm and a 65-year-old woman was shot in the chest. Police took both to Einstein Medical Center. Another woman, 22, was shot in the buttocks. She was taken by medics to Einstein and was listed in stable condition. An unidentified male shot in the hand was taken by private vehicle to Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Police reported no arrests.
Shortly after 3 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the chest and stomach on the 5500 block of Race Street in West Philadelphia. Police took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:17.
Just after 2 p.m., a 34-year-old man outside on the 6000 block of Kingsessing Avenue was shot at least 11 times throughout his body. He was taken by medics to Penn Presbyterian and pronounced dead at 2:32.
Just before 2 p.m., gunfire erupted on the 1700 block of Chestnut Street in Center City. The victim was struck in his back, neck, and chin, according to police, and was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was placed in critical condition. Police reported no arrests.
Shortly before 10 a.m., a 29-year-old woman outside on the 500 block of North Paxon Street in Mill Creek was shot once in the stomach. Medics took her to Penn Presbyterian, where she was listed in stable condition. Police said a gun was recovered but reported no arrests.
And around 5:20 a.m., a 25-year-old man was outside on the 6300 block of Algard Street in Mayfair when he was shot in the right thigh and right foot. He was taken by police to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
As of late Wednesday night, the city recorded 68 homicides so far this year compared with 71 for the same period last year. Philadelphia ended 2021 with a record 562 homicides.