Four Dead, More Wounded in Violent Weekend in Philadelphia

UPDATE Feb. 12, 2018: Philadelphia police have identified one of the victims killed over the weekend in Southwest Philly. Tafari Lawrence, 23, from Upper Darby was shot in the neck, torso and leg. He was found lying next to a green Volvo. 

Police in Philadelphia say three men have been shot to death in a violent weekend in the city, while another was found dead with a gunshot wound and several people were injured.

A triple shooting in Southwest Philadelphia Sunday killed one person and injured two others. Police got the first call just before 2 p.m., and when they responded to 75th Street and Elmwood Avenue, they found a 23-year-old man who had been shot in the neck, torso and leg lying next to a green 2006 Volvo. 

Another man, 24, had been shot in the buttocks. Both were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where the first victim was pronounced dead and the second treated and released.

A third victim, 21, came to the same hospital a little later with gunshot wounds to the right thigh and calf. His condition was not released.

Police are seeking two men wearing black clothing last seen driving eastbound in the rear driveway of 7400 Elmwood Avenue.

In other weekend violence, a 22-year-old man was found on a West Philadelphia street on Saturday night with gunshot wounds to the face and torso. Another 22-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds shortly after midnight Saturday in Southwest Philadelphia. Both victims died.

Another man who appeared to be in his 30s and had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the upper thigh was found dead in a vacant lot in North Philadelphia.

Other shootings, including one in a West Philadelphia barber shop, wounded several people.

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