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Man critical after N. Phila. bar fight

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

Violence in Philadelphia was minimal overnight with police reporting only two serious assaults and no homicides.

A bar fight on North Philadelphia left a 21-year-old man in critical condition after he was stabbed in the chest and the chin about 9:30 p.m. at My Place Tavern on the 5900 block of North Broad Street. Police have made two arrests. The victim is recuperating this morning at Albert Einstein Medical Center, police said.

A 44-year-old man is in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after being shot multiple times shortly after 8 p.m. on the 2600 block of Ridge Ave. Police said the victim was not offering any details about the shooting.

The number of homicides remains at 313 for the year, down almost 17 percent from last year's 375 slayings.

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