Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said today that there were 33 people shot in the city within a three-day span from Friday to Sunday.
Of those shootings, five were fatal and one was a suicide.
Homicide Capt. James Clark said the latest killing of Nyeme Taylor, which occurred Sunday night at an unauthorized street party on 33rd and Diamond streets, was the result of Taylor, 30, urging his 14-year-old son to fight five men.
Clark said Taylor son's was at the party when he was jumped by five men for unknown reasons. The boy ran to get Taylor and when the two returned to the party together, Taylor told the five men that his son would fight each of them, Clark said.
When the men jumped the boy again, Taylor tried to pull them off and one of the attackers pulled out a gun and started firing, police said.
Taylor was killed and three girls, including Taylor's 15-year-old daughter, were injured by gunfire. She along with other two girls, ages 6 and 10, are expected to survive their wounds.