Careless gunmen wounded two people in their 70s yesterday in unrelated North Philly shootings that took place practically around the corner from each other, police said.
In the first incident, a 70-year-old man was renovating his front porch on 26th Street near Cambria about 2:30 p.m. when he saw an unidentified man speed by on a bike.
Moments later, two other men sprinted down the block, shooting at the bicyclist, police said. The 70-year-old was caught in the gunfire, struck in his left foot by a stray bullet.
Police took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Investigators had no information on a motive for the shooting. They describe the suspects as two black men in their 20s, one about 5-10 who wore a white t-shirt, blue jeans, blue checkered underwear, and another about 5-8 who wore a black T-shirt and jeans. Both men were carrying handguns.
A few hours later, a 79-year-old woman was sitting outside her home on 25th Street near Somerset when she saw three men walking down the block, police said.
The trio encountered another group of men, and an argument broke out. It's unclear what the two groups were feuding over, but it led to violence, as one of the men pulled out a handgun and fired it four times, police said.
Two of the shots hit the woman: one in her left calf and another in her right ankle.
Medics took her to Temple University Hospital, where she too was treated and released.
In that case, police have little description of the gunmen involved.
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