Two men were killed in two separate shootings in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.
The first shooting occurred along the 500 block of North Paxon Street at 12:34 p.m. A 35-year-old man was on the front porch of a home when a gunman opened fire.
The man was shot eight times in the left leg, thigh and arm. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:09 p.m.
The second shooting occurred along the 3000 block of Ella Street at 4:07 p.m. A 19-year-old man was shot once in the head and once in the chest. He was taken to Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus where he was pronounced dead at 4:10 p.m.
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No arrests have been made in either shooting and no weapons have been recovered.
City leaders are hoping more funds can help stem the violence. The new city budget allocates nearly $156 million on anti-violence measures, $22 million of which will go toward the Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant Program. The program is designed to provide funds to organizations working toward reducing violent crime in the city.
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District Attorney Larry Krasner announced earlier this month that another $254,000 in grants would be given to ten anti-violence groups in the city. Since May, the city’s violence prevention grant funding has totaled more than $490,000.
There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.