Gun violence

2 Teen Girls Injured in Separate Double Shootings in West Philadelphia

Both girls were shot while riding in cars

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Two teenage girls were injured in separate double shootings in West Philadelphia on Tuesday. Both girls were riding in cars at the time.

The first shooting occurred on the 6200 block of Chestnut Street at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday. A 15-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man were both inside a car when a gunman opened fire.

The girl and man were both shot in the head. They were taken to to the hospital where the girl was listed in critical condition while the man was listed as stable.

Then at 7:13 p.m., a 17-year-old pregnant girl and a 20-year-old man were in a car on the 5300 block of Haverford Avenue when a gunman opened fire.

At least 47 bullets were fired and at least two dozen struck the car.

The teen was shot once in the right leg while the man was shot once in the back. Both victims were taken to Presbyterian Hospital. The man was listed in critical condition while the teen girl was stable.

No arrests have been made and weapons have not been recovered in either shooting.

If you have any information on either incident, call Philadelphia police.

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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