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2 Dead, Child Injured After Shooting in West Philly

In one of the shootings, a 3-year-old child received three gunshot wounds to the leg.

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Two men have died and four people have been injured, including one child, after two separate shootings in West Philadelphia Saturday evening.

Police first responded to a call just after 2:20 p.m. on the 1600 block of 55th Street, where two 23-year-old men had been shot multiple times. One of the men was the child's father, police said.

Authorities also informed that a 3-year-old child suffered three gunshot wounds to the leg.

Both men were taken to the Presbyterian Hospital, where they were pronounced dead moments later.

The child was also transported to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Hours after this incident, police reported a second triple shooting just blocks away in Lansdowne Avenue, where a 36-year-old woman, 21-year-old man, and an 18-year-old man were shot while in a graduation party.

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The 21-year-old was shot twice on his back while the 36-year-old woman was shot once on her calf. The 18-year-old suffered a graze wound on the back of the head.

All three victims were transported the Hospital in private vehicles and have been placed in stable condition. One suspect was detained at the scene.

After the first shooting, police commissioner Danielle Outlaw, noted that many began the day celebrating the designation of Juneteenth as a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery but “we again found ourselves lamenting as an otherwise beautiful afternoon had been sullied with gun violence.”

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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