1 1 dead, 2 injured in triple shooting

4th Street near Norris, North Philadelphia

A triple shooting early Sunday morning left a 23-year-old man dead and two people injured. The man was shot two or three times in the chest and pronounced dead at 1:57 a.m. at Temple University Hospital, police said.

Another man, who was shot two or three times in the groin, tried to drive himself to the hospital, but crashed his vehicle at 11th and Norris streets, and then was taken by Temple University police to the hospital, where he was in critical condition Sunday, cops said.

A third man, 19, who was shot once in the left torso drove himself to Temple's Episcopal Hospital, where he was in critical condition, and then was transferred to Temple's main hospital on Broad Street in stable condition.

Police were searching for a motive for the shooting, and said no arrests had been made.

2 Boy hit by van is stable; driver stays

Allison Street near Media, West Philadelphia

A 4-year-old boy who was playing outside unattended about 5:05 p.m. Saturday chased a ball into the street and was hit by a van, police said.

The boy was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was in stable condition. The driver of the van stayed on the scene and will not be charged.

3 Man shot dead

Cumberland Street near 4th, North Philly

A 45-year-old man shot once in the stomach at 9:44 a.m. Saturday was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition, and was pronounced dead a half-hour later.

Police had no information on a motive or suspect.

4 Man, 21, slain in East Germantown

Nelson Street near Woodlawn Avenue

A 21-year-old man shot once in the chest Saturday was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m. Police did not have a motive or suspect.

5 Mother and son caught in cross-fire

Parrish Street near 10th, North Philadelphia

A mother and son were recovering from gunshot wounds Sunday night after they were caught in the cross-fire in North Philadelphia, police said.

Police say shots rang out just after 6:30 p.m. when a maroon two-door car pulled up to the scene and its occupants began firing at people standing on the street, who returned fire. The mother, 36, was hit in her left knee, and her 15-year-old son was hit once in his lower back, police said.

Both were rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital and listed in stable condition.

Cops found five .40-caliber shell casings at the scene that they believe came from the people on the street who fired back at the car. No arrests were made, and investigators were interviewing witnesses and investigating the shooting later Sunday night. n

— Julie Shaw and Morgan Zalot