1 Dead, 6 Hurt in Shootings in 2 States

As milder temperatures moved into the region, gun violence spread to various neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Camden, N.J.

A violent early morning left seven shot and one dead on in four separate shootings both sides of the Delaware River.

The most recent shooting happened outside a bar in Philadelphia’s Feltonville neighborhood outside Marmeliz Bar & Restaurant along Wyoming Avenue around 3 a.m. About 20 shots rang out leaving a 29-year-old man shot twice in the back and another man, who was inside the bar, shot in the foot.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott said the prognosis didn’t look good for the man shot in the back.

Small said surveillance video from several local businesses could help in the investigation.

The violence began shortly after midnight with a triple shooting along the 2100 block of Ridley Street in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. The shooting left a 31-year-old man dead and two others -- a 36-year-old man and 18-year-old male -- injured.

About 10 minutes later gunshots rang out along the 5500 block of Matthews Street in the Germantown neighborhood of the city. A 20-year-old man was struck in the knee and rushed to Einstein Hospital in stable condition.

One of the victims from the Ridley Street shooting lives on the block of the second shooting but police said the shootings weren’t immediately connected.

Around 1 p.m. shots rang out at S 8th and Hunter Streets in Camden, N.J. A man was struck twice in the chest and rushed to Cooper University Hospital where his condition wasn’t released.

No arrests were made in any of the shootings.

These shootings came just hours after a tense standoff that ensued following a deadly double shooting in Philadelphia’s Logan neighborhood.

Despite the sudden brash of violence, overall deadly violence has been kept in check so far this year. Homicides are down in Philadelphia as there have been 49 homicides in the city going into Wednesday -- that’s a 33 percent increase from last year.

Small said the warmer weather the last couple of days could have played a role in the violence.

"When the weather gets warmer and more people are out and about -- walking in the streets, going shopping, just haning out -- you sometimes do see an increase in crime," said Small.

Anyone with information should contact police.

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