Police Investigate South Philly Shooting Along Schuylkill Expressway

Local and state police investigated a shooting Saturday night on the Schuylkill Expressway in South Philadelphia, law enforcement officials confirmed.

The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital. Their condition is not known at this time.

The shooting, which happened near the 26th Street ramp of Interstate 76 around 9:30 p.m., marked the 11th gun-related incident in less than 24 hours, according to Philadelphia police data.


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Of the 11 victims, only one person died, police said. A woman was caught in crossfire Saturday afternoon during an argument between at least two other people inside a North Philadelphia deli.

A witness described the gunfire as sounding like fireworks inside the small store.

"The gun violence got to stop. There's too much going on," the witness told NBC10. 

Just last month, Commissioner Richard Ross unveiled the police department's strategy to reduce shootings in the summer months. His plan included adding more officers to city streets starting Memorial Day weekend and engaging with residents who live in high-risk communities.

Despite these efforts, shootings broke out all over Philadelphia shortly after midnight Saturday. At 12:50 a.m., a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were both shot in the 400 block of South Street. 

Less than one hour later, around 1:30 a.m., another person was shot in West Philadelphia. By 2:20 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in the 3000 block of West Clearfield Street, according to police. 

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