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A violent weekend in Philly continued over the Labor Day holiday with at least 12 shot

One of the shootings involved six victims, two of whom were killed: a 33-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, police said.

Philadelphia Crime Scene Unit investigators examine a car involved in a shooting at a gas station in West Philadelphia on Sunday, where a 19-year-old died after being shot eight times.
Philadelphia Crime Scene Unit investigators examine a car involved in a shooting at a gas station in West Philadelphia on Sunday, where a 19-year-old died after being shot eight times.Read moreYONG KIM / Staff Photographer

Gun violence in Philadelphia continued from the weekend into Labor Day with at least 12 people shot, including six during a single incident, two of whom died, police said.

The dead were a 33-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, shot along with four others shortly before 1 a.m. Monday on the 700 block of West Russell Street in North Philadelphia, police said. The youngest victim was 17; the oldest 55.

Around 2 a.m., another gun homicide, in West Philadelphia’s Overbrook section, left a 50-year-old man dead. Police said investigations remained active into his killing and into the sextuple shooting.

In a double shooting on the 4300 block of Castor Avenue in Juniata Park, around 4:15 a.m., two men, ages 31 and 55, were wounded and later listed in stable condition, according to police. Officers made an arrest and recovered a weapon in connection with that shooting, and police said an investigation is ongoing.

Later Monday, police said a fatal shooting shortly after 12:30 p.m., on the 5200 block of Rising Sun Avenue in the Olney section, took the life of a 21-year-old man who was shot multiple times in his upper body.

On Monday evening, police said another 21-year-old man was shot and wounded in his lower back, at a home on the 300 block of North Wilton Street in West Philadelphia after 5 p.m. The man was hospitalized in stable condition, and police said they made an arrest and recovered weapons inside the house.

And just after 8 p.m., a 44-year-old man was shot two times in the right arm, two times in the chest, and one time in the back on the 400 block of West Champlost Street in Olney. He was reported in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center.

The shootings and homicides Monday capped a violent long weekend in Philadelphia. Through Saturday morning, between midnight and 7 a.m., 10 people were shot, three of them fatally. Later, between Saturday night and Sunday evening, at least seven people were shot, including two who were killed. One of the homicide victims was a 19-year-old male who was shot eight times at a gas station in West Philadelphia.

The violence spared two main events during the holiday weekend: the two-day Made in America 2022 music festival that attracted crowds of 35,000 and 50,000, respectively, on Saturday and Sunday along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; and the Labor Day Parade on Monday, where hundreds marched along Christopher Columbus Boulevard in support of workers and unions.

On Sunday evening, five boys were arrested after police heard several gunshots near 10th and Market Streets, around 5:45 p.m., and found two guns, one with an extended magazine, nearby. No injuries were reported.

That part of Center City is often busy with pedestrians, including tourists, and it’s near the proposed site of a new arena for the Sixers.

The incident prompted Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw to take to Twitter with a warning: “Those who take part in violent behavior will be apprehended.”