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Double Shooting Leads to Crowd Scare in North Philly, Police Say

A vehicle and a building were also struck by gunfire, authorities said

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A double shooting that left two injured in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning jolted a crowd of about 100 people that were outside at the time, authorities said.

Several gunshots were reported on the highway in the area of the 6200 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue around 12:40 a.m., Philadelphia police said. A total of nine shell casings were marked at the scene.

At the scene, officers found a 22-year-old shooting victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot, police said. He was transported to Temple University Hospital by police where he was listed in stable condition.

A second gunshot victim walked into Temple Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm; he was also listed as stable, police said.

Police were able to use video surveillance to identify and take a suspect into custody, authorities said. A firearm was also secured at the scene.

A vehicle and building were also struck by gunfire, police said.

The incident preceded other shootings in the city Saturday morning, including a 17-year-old shot in the foot in University City and a man shot five times during a suspected attempted robbery in Kingsessing. A 38-year-old man was also stabbed in the left forearm in Holmesburg. All three men were listed in stable condition.

A count by the Philadelphia Office of the City Controller, last updated Sept. 15, shows at least 360 fatal and 1,354 non deadly victims of gunfire in 2022. The Philadelphia Police Department had recorded at least 387 killings as of Sept. 17, a 3% 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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