At least 20 people were shot — including four fatally — in gun violence across Philadelphia overnight Thursday, police said.
Just after 10 p.m. Thursday in Southwest Philadelphia, two 32-year-old men were shot multiple times on the 2100 block of South 67th Street. Police rushed both victims to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where they were both pronounced dead. Police found 13 spent shell casings a few feet from where the victims were found lying in the street. The men lived at separate locations nearby. No arrests were reported.
Around 2:10 p.m. Thursday in South Philadelphia, an unidentified young man was found with a gunshot wound to the head outside on the 400 block of Manton Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Police reported no arrests.
At around 4:22 a.m. Friday, a 31-year-old man was shot inside a car on South Redfield Street in West Philadelphia, 6ABC reported. Police say the man was shot in the lower back and was able to drive himself to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He died shortly after.
So far this year, the number of shooting victims is up 1% compared with the same period last year — with 561 shooting victims as of April 10 compared with 555 on the same date last year as the city’s surge in gun violence continues.
As of late Wednesday night, the number of homicides in Philadelphia was down 7% from the same time last year, which ended with an all-time record of 562 killings.
Police provided the following details regarding other shootings Thursday and Friday:
Right before 11 p.m. in West Philadelphia, a 20-year-old man was sitting inside a Honda in the area of 52nd Street and Lancaster Avenue when he was shot in the back and leg. He jumped out of the vehicle and ran to a gas station and collapsed. He was transported to Penn Presbyterian, where he was listed in stable condition. Police determined that two assailants approached from the passenger side and fired 22 shots, striking the car at least 20 times.
A few minutes later in West Philadelphia, a 21-year-old man was outside on the 200 block of South Millick Street when he was shot in the lower back. He ran to the 200 block of South Edgewood Street and collapsed in the street. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian, where he was reported in stable condition.
Shortly after 6:10 p.m. in Crescentville, a 33-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were wounded by gunfire on the 4900 block of Whitaker Avenue. The woman, who was shot twice in the right shoulder, was transported by medics to Einstein Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition. The man, who was grazed twice in the back, was taken by police to Einstein, where he was listed in stable condition. No arrests were reported.
Sometime before 6 p.m. in Kensington, a 22-year-old man was shot twice outside on the 3400 block of Braddock Street. He was taken by police to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition. Police reported one arrest in the case.
Shortly before 3 p.m. in West Powelton, an 18-year-old man was shot two times in the knee on the 4400 block of Holden Street. He was taken by private vehicle to Penn Presbyterian, where he was listed in stable condition.
Just after 2 p.m. in nearby Belmont, three men were shot outside on the 4000 block of Wallace Street. The victims were taken by private vehicle to Penn Presbyterian. Two men, ages 21 and 18, were reported in critical condition. A 24-year-old man was reported in stable condition.
Just after 2:10 p.m. in Strawberry Mansion, two men were shot outside on the 1700 block of North 31st Street. The men, ages 65 and 28, were taken by police to Temple, where they were listed in critical condition. No arrests were reported.
Around 1:45 p.m. in Kensington, a 37-year-old woman was outside in the area of F and Lippincott Streets when she was shot in the right thigh. She was taken by police to Temple, where she was listed in stable condition. No arrests were reported.
Around 10:40 a.m. in East Frankford, a 33-year-old man was inside a store on the 1600 block of Margaret Street when he was shot in the right arm. He was reported in stable condition at Jefferson Frankford Hospital. Police said two people were in custody and a weapon was recovered.
Just after 5:30 a.m. in Kensington, a 42-year-old man was outside on the 1800 block of East Monmouth Street when he was shot in the right thigh. He was taken by medics to Temple, where he was reported in stable condition. No arrests were reported.
Around midnight Friday in Tioga, a 53-year-old woman was shot in her hand at a gas station at 22nd Street and Allegheny Avenue. She was listed as in stable condition at a local hospital.
At around 12:30 a.m. Friday in Hunting Park, a 53-year-old man was shot on Waterloo street and able to walk to Temple Hospital to seek treatment. Around the same time, a man ran into the Presidential City Apartments on City Avenue in Wynnefield Heights, calling for help. Police said the man was shot in the neck and conscious, and put in an ambulance.