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Five dead, eight wounded in weekend shootings and stabbings in Philadelphia

The series of shootings and stabbings started late Friday night and continued into Saturday afternoon.

A shooting in North Philadelphia on 10th street near French St. left three people dead Saturday, December 22, 2018. MARGO REED / Staff Photographer
A shooting in North Philadelphia on 10th street near French St. left three people dead Saturday, December 22, 2018. MARGO REED / Staff PhotographerRead more

During an especially violent spree in Philadelphia that included a triple fatality, police said four men and a woman were killed and five other people were injured, all from gunshots Friday night into Saturday, and three people were stabbed.

In the triple shooting, on the 2100 block of North 10th Street around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, police said a woman, whose age was not provided, was shot multiple times, and a male of unknown age and another male, 35, were each shot in the head. The woman was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 1:51 p.m., while one of the men, found in a car, was pronounced dead by medics at 2:44 p.m.

Police said the 35-year-old was was taken to Temple Hospital, where he was in extremely critical condition through much of Saturday and was under arrest in connection with the shootings. He died at 4:20 p.m.

Earlier Saturday, a 27-year-old man was shot multiple times in the head on the 6100 block of Market Street in West Philadelphia at 2:13 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m. at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. A second male, 36, was shot once in the stomach at the same location and was in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian Saturday, police said.

And at 11:38 p.m. Friday on the 1600 block of West Westmoreland Street in the city’s Tioga section, police said they found a 35-year-old man shot once under his right arm. He was pronounced dead less than 10 minutes later at Temple University Hospital.

In the other shootings, a 29-year-old male was shot twice in the stomach around 10:07 p.m. Friday on the 2100 block of Middleton Street in West Oak Lane. He was in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Just after 11:15 p.m. Friday, police responded to a double shooting on the 3200 block of North Second Street in North Philadelphia. They found a 31-year-old male shot once in the head and a 33-year-old woman shot in the right shoulder, police said. Both were taken to Temple University Hospital, where the man was in critical condition and the woman in stable condition Saturday, police said.

In the stabbings, a 31-year-old male was wounded in the back and a 26-year-old male in the left side in the parking lot of the SugarHouse Casino on the 1000 block of North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown at 2:26 a.m. Saturday, police said. Both men were in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital Saturday, police said.

At about 4 a.m., a 43-year-old man was stabbed three times -- in the neck, back, and right leg -- on the 5300 block of Woodland Avenue in the city’s Kingsessing section. He was in stable condition

No arrests were reported in any of the latter incidents.