At least four people, including a teenager, were killed and several others injured in several shootings in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon and evening. One shooting left at least four people hurt as they prepared for a prom sendoff party.
The first shooting occurred along the 3000 block of Ella Street at 1:53 p.m. A gunman shot a 45-year-old man seven times in the upper body and a 44-year-old man once in the head. Both men died from their injuries. No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.
At 2:01 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout his body on the 1600 block of Erie Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:08 p.m. No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.
At 6:09 p.m., a 44-year-old woman was shot once through her right arm and into her right side inside an apartment along the 4600 block of Leiper Street. She was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where she is in critical condition. Police said the woman knows the gunman and an arrest was made. They also recovered a weapon.
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At 7:08 p.m., a 19-year-old woman, her 34-year-old mother, a 60-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were all on the 3500 block of Fairmount Avenue in Mantua when a gunman wearing a white mask, black clothing and riding a mountain bike opened fire.
The 19-year-old woman was shot twice in the right side, her 34-year-old mother was shot twice in the right leg, the 59-year-old man was shot three times in the right leg and the 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in the right side.
All four victims were taken to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. The 19-year-old man, who police say was the gunman's intended target, is in critical condition. The three other victims are stable.
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Police believe the four victims were on their way to a prom sendoff party at the time of the shooting.
No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.
A man was shot along the 2100 block of Kennedy Street around 8 p.m. Police have not yet revealed the man’s condition or if any arrests have been made.
Also around 8 p.m., a teenager was found unconscious and with a gunshot wound to his chest inside a home along the 2300 block of Bailey Terrace. He was pronounced dead at 8:20 p.m. No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.
Around 9:35 p.m., a man was shot multiple times along the 2800 block of Marvine Street in South Philly, police said. He was being treated in critical condition at the hospital.
Around 10:05 p.m., there was a shooting along North Lambert Street in East Germantown, police said. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks, while a woman in her 20s was grazed by a bullet. Both were hospitalized in stable condition.
Finally, a woman in her 40s was shot in the leg along the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue in Frankford, police said. She was hospitalized in stable condition. No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.
As of Thursday morning, there were at least 193 homicides in Philadelphia this year, down 7% from the same time last year which was ultimately the deadliest in the city on record.
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