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5 Killed, 7 Injured in Philadelphia During Violent 24 Hours



    12 Shot in Deadly 24 Hours

    It was supposed to be Peace Weekend in Philadelphia. Instead, five people were killed and seven critically injured in shootings throughout the city.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018)

    In less than 24 hours, at least five people were killed and seven injured - four of them critically - in Philadelphia, police said.

    On Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., police found three victims in a car suffering from gunshot wounds in the 2100 block of 10th street, police said. A 35-year-old man was shot once in the head and remained in critical condition. He was also held as a prisoner, according to Philadelphia police. 

    Two other victims were found inside the same car. A woman was shot multiple times and later pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital, police said. A third victim was found shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Earlier in the day, around 2 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot "multiple times in the head" West Philadelphia. He died and a 36-year-old man shot in the stomach was listed in critical condition.

    A 35-year-old man was shot to death shortly before midnight in North Philadelphia.

    Gunfire critically injured a 31-year-old man and also injured a 33-year-old woman shortly after 11 p.m. Friday in north Philadelphia, and a 29-year-old man was listed as critical after he was shot twice in the stomach just after 10 p.m. Friday in a different area of north Philadelphia.

    Police list 339 homicides as of Dec. 20, a 12 percent increase over last year.