9 People Struck in 6 Separate Philly Shootings

Police are investigating several shootings that all took place within a span of a few hours during a violent night in Philadelphia.

By David Chang
|  Wednesday, May 14, 2014  |  Updated 5:24 AM EDT
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9 People Struck in 6 Separate Philly Shootings

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Police are investigating several shootings that all took place within a span of a few hours during a violent night in Philadelphia.

Police say one person was killed while eight people were hurt during six separate shootings on Tuesday.

The first shooting occurred around 4:15 p.m in the Nicetown section of the city. Police say the unidentified victim was on 29th Street and Hunting Park when a gunman opened fire. The victim was struck and taken to the hospital. Police have not yet revealed his or her condition.

The second shooting took place shortly after 5 p.m. in West Philadelphia. Police say a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were on the 4900 block of Haverford Avenue when an unidentified gunman opened fire.

The 22-year-old man was struck in the left foot while the 21-year-old man was struck once in the left side of his chest and four times in the back.

Both victims were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The 22-year-old is stable while the 21-year-old is in critical condition.

Police also say a man was shot and killed in the Feltonville section of the city on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old man was on the 400 block of West Courtland Street around 6:20 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire.

The 19-year-old man was struck in the back. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:46 p.m.

A fourth shooting occurred during a family reunion inside the 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel on the 4100 block of Island Avenue shortly after 7 p.m.

According to investigators, the father of a 1-year-old boy who was at the reunion showed up to the party, got into an argument, took out a gun and opened fire, striking a 34-year-old man in the face.

The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is in critical but stable condition. Police say the father was arrested though they have not yet identified him.

A fifth shooting occurred on the 2400 block of North Hollywood Street in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city. Two people were struck in the chest during the shooting. They were both taken to Temple University Hospital where they are currently in critical condition.

Finally, a sixth shooting occurred on 51st and Race Streets in West Philadelphia. Two people were struck in the shooting and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Officials have not yet revealed their conditions.

Police have not made any arrests in any of the incidents besides the hotel shooting. Police continue to investigate.

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