A violent night left two men dead and another man fighting for his life in Philadelphia as police in New Jersey investigated a shooting involving their own officers.
The violence began around 10 p.m. Sunday when an argument during a pickup basketball game ended with an 18-year-old man shot in the chest. Philadelphia Police say the teen "fouled" the suspect at the Ziehler Playground at B Street and Olney Avenue in the Olney section of the city.
Investigators say the shooter fire warning shots into the air sending people running before he shot the victim. The teen later died at the hospital.
A man was then shot as he sat on a Hunting Park section porch around 2:30 a.m. Monday. The 36-year-old man was sitting on the porch along the 700 block of W Luzerne Street with his girlfriend and pushed her inside the house just moment before two suspects approached and fired, according to police.
The man was hit in the back. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he died hours later.
Around 3 a.m., a 28-year-old man was shot three times while sitting in his pickup truck parked along the 1700 block of W York Street in North Philly.
It’s unclear what led to the shooting but the man was hit in the neck and also taken to Temple Hospital in critical condition.
None of the victims were identified and no suspects were named.
These shootings in Philly came as Trenton Police opened fire on a suspect. Nearly one dozen evidence markers covered Hudson Street near Pearl Street -- less than a half mile from the Trenton Transit Center -- in Trenton, N.J. just before midnight.
Trenton police Lt. Stephen Varn said that officers responded to the scene for the report of a man with a gun. As officers approached, the man pointed his gun at them prompting the officers to fire back.
Despite being shot, the unidentified suspect still managed to get into a car and drive off. Officers eventually arrested the man at Lourdes Medical Center where he went for treatment. No officers were hurt.
The two officers involved with the shooting were put on administrative leave as the investigation conitnued.