At least one man died and seven other people were wounded late Friday into early Saturday morning as gun violence again took hold of various Philadelphia neighborhoods as well as an area just outside city borders in Bala Cynwyd.
In Southwest Philadelphia, a 27-year-old man was shot in the face, shoulder and hand and died in an alleyway on the 6600 block of Greenway Avenue shortly after 2 a.m., the Philadelphia Police Department said.
Shootings before and after the one in Southwest Philadelphia also left three men and two women hurt.
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In that same area of the city, a 22-year-old man was shot twice in the abdomen shortly after 11 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Penrose Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard, police said. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in critical condition.
Around 1:45 a.m Saturday, a 37-year-old man and a woman in her late 20s were both shot on the 800 block of N. 10th Street in South Philadelphia. The man was struck in the stomach, chest and glute while the woman was shot once in each leg, police said. They were taken to Temple University Hospital, where the man was in critical condition and the woman in stable condition.
In West Philadelphia, a 21-year-old man was shot multiple times in the neck on the 600 block of N. 55th Street around 2:30 a.m. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and was listed in stable condition.
Just before 3 a.m., an 18-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were struck multiple times as they sat near the front entrance of the former More 101.1 FM studio on the 200 block of City Avenue, the Lower Merion Township Police Department said. What appeared to be a bullet hole could be seen in the window of a nearby Hilton Hotel.
The building of the former radio studio is located just outside Philadelphia, and both victims are Philadelphia residents, Lower Merion police said. Police believe the shooters were three men who fled north on City Avenue in a dark-colored sedan, and they think they may have purposely targeted the teens.
Another shooting happened in broad daylight later in the day. A 17-year-old boy was struck in the leg on the 3100 block of G Street, in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, shortly before 11 a.m., police said. The boy was taken to Temple University Hospital and listed in stable condition.
No arrests were immediately reported in any of the shootings. Meanwhile, Philadelphia continues to face its largest number of homicides since 2007.
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