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3 Dead, Several Hurt During Another Violent Night in Philly

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Three people were killed and several others hurt as gun violence continued to strike in Philadelphia overnight.

The shootings took place across the city from Kingsessing to Tioga to Fairhill. 

Around 3:45 a.m., two men were shot near 52nd Street and Woodland Avenue in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia, with one man in his 20s pronounced dead at the scene. A 39-year-old man was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and also pronounced dead.

A man who was shot multiple times around 6:30 a.m. on N. Franklin and W. Cayuga Streets in Hunting Park early Saturday morning also died, police said.

One victim was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery on W. Westmoreland Street in the Tioga neighborhood of North Philadelphia, police said. The victim checked himself into a hospital and is currently listed in stable condition. 

In another double shooting, this time on the 2900 block of N. Orkney Street in Fairhill, a 59-year-old man was reportedly shot in his back, police said. A 29-year-old man was also shot in his left shoulder; both were transported to Temple Hospital and listed in stable condition. A total of 60 shell cases were found at a scene, police said. 

A 29-year-old woman was also shot in the cheek inside a house on the 6700 block of Jackson Street in Tacony, police said. She is in critical but stable condition. 

A man was also shot in the shoulder on American and Somerset Street in Fairhill. His condition was also not immediately known. 

A count by the Philadelphia Office of the City Controller, last updated Sept. 1, shows at least 337 fatal and 1,275 non deadly victims of gunfire in 2022. The Philadelphia Police Department had recorded at least 364 killings, a 2% increase from the same time in 2021, which ended as the year with the most killings in Philadelphia's recorded history.

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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