One man died and seven others were wounded and hospitalized in two separate shootings in Philadelphia on Friday.
The first erupted in the East Mount Airy section shortly before 3 p.m., killing one and injuring four others. No one has been apprehended or charged.
Investigators had little immediate information on the shooting in the 7700 block of Ogontz Avenue.
It occurred as the number of people killed and injured in shootings of four or more victims spiked sharply in Philadelphia this year, helping to push the homicide count to a record high, according to city crime data analyzed by The Inquirer.
As of mid-May, there had been eight shootings in which four or more people were struck by bullets, with a total of 42 victims. At the same time last year, there had been two shootings with a total of nine victims, according to the data.
On Friday in East Mount Airy, a 30-year-old man died at Einstein Medical Center, hours after being shot in the face, hand and leg.
Also hurt were a 61-year-old woman, who was in stable condition at Chestnut Hill Hospital after being shot once in the left foot, and a 30-year-old man with a graze wound to the right shoulder, who was in stable condition at Abington Hospital.
Another man, 47, was in stable condition at Einstein with shoulder and back wounds, and a woman, 25, was stable there with a graze wound to the left leg.
A few hours later at 7 p.m., three men were shot in the Olney section of the city, when gunfire rang on the street in the 200 block of W. Duncannon Avenue. All were listed in stable condition at Einstein with wounds to the legs and feet.