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1 Dead in Society Hill Shooting, Suspect in Custody

A man seen traveling with a gun in a bag and fit the description of the accused shooter was taken into custody Saturday morning, police said.

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A man was fatally shot after a fight broke out in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia Saturday morning, authorities said. 

At around 12:43 a.m., Philadelphia police responded to hearing gunshots and saw a man on the ground after the fight between a group of men and women near 423 South St., Philadelphia Police Capt. John Walker told NBC10. 

At the scene, officers found the 35-year-old man shot multiple times in his body, police said. The man was transported to Jefferson Hospital where he underwent immediate surgery. He was pronounced dead shortly after, police said.

The victim’s identity was not made public as of Saturday morning. 

A man seen traveling on 5th and Lombard Streets who fit the description of the accused shooter was taken into custody, police said. He was found carrying a gun in a bag, police added. 

The incident comes during another night of violence in the city, with two seperate shooting incidents on North 62nd Street in Overbrook and F Street in Kensington. Both victims were placed in stable condition, police said. 

An 18-year-old teen was shot twice in the chest, twice in the back and once in the head and arms while sitting in the back seat of an Acura on North Front Street at around 8 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at Temple Hospital at 10:54 p.m.

A man was also found stabbed on N. Judson Street in North Philadelphia around 10:11 p.m. on the highway, police said. He was listed in stable condition at Temple Hospital.

A count by the Philadelphia Office of the City Controller, last updated Sept. 22, shows at least 366 fatal and 1,378 non deadly victims of gunfire in 2022. The Philadelphia Police Department had recorded at least 393 killings as of Sept. 24.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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