Two apparently unrelated shootings late Thursday and early yesterday in West Philadelphia left four men with serious wounds, police said.
The first shooting was at 11:10 p.m. Thursday in the 4900 block of Olive Street. Police said several gunmen opened fire on two men sitting on a curb, wounding a 24-year-old in the chest, an arm and a leg, and a 45-year-old in the back as he attempted to run away. Both men were listed in guarded condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
The second shooting was about 1:30 a.m. yesterday outside the Commodore Lounge, 5507 Baltimore Ave. Police said a gunman walked up and shot a 32-year-old man twice in the legs, then shot a 29-year-old man in a knee, a hip, the legs, an arm and the neck. The two were also taken to the hospital, where they were listed in stable condition. - Wallace McKelvey