2 Shootings Within Minutes in Northeast Philadelphia Neighborhood

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    Overnight, police responded to a shooting in the Frankford section of Philadephia that left one man in critical condition. (Published Thursday, Jul 10, 2014)

    A pair of shootings, within minutes of each other, shattered the quiet night in one Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood and sent two people to the hospital.

    The first shooting took place around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday at Darrah and Fillmore Streets in the Frankford section of the city.

    Philadelphia Police say as many as 15 shots were fired hitting a man and three parked cars. The man, in his 20s, was struck in the leg. He was rushed to Aria Frankford Hospital where he remains in stable condition.

    The cars were left with damage to the windshields and hoods.

    Investigators say they are searching for three suspects, but the motive for the shooting remains unclear. Descriptions were not available.

    About 10 minutes after the shooting at Darrah and Fillmore Streets, a man was shot along the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue. That's just five blocks away.

    Officers responding to the first shooting reported hearing the gunshots from Frankford Avenue ring out during their investigation.

    When police arrived, they found a man shot twice in the groin. He was taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital in critical condition, officials said.

    Police do not have any suspects in the second shooting and the motive remains unclear.

    Both shootings remain under investigation.