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Red Light Ambush Leaves 2 Shot Near Penn in University City

The double shooting at 38th and Chestnut streets was among several shootings in Philadelphia overnight

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Two men were shot while waiting in their car at a red light in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood when two other men -- one carrying a rifle -- jumped out of their vehicle and began shooting.

The shooting just before midnight at 38th and Chestnut streets -- in the shadow of the University of Pennsylvania's campus -- was one of at least three shootings overnight in the city that left at least four people hurt.

In the University City shooting, the gunmen carried a rifle and a handgun, police said. They fired at least 15 shots before hopping back in their vehicle and driving off.

The injured driver managed to drive to a nearby hospital where he and the other man -- they are both in their 30s -- were treated in stable condition, Philadelphia police said.

A police officer at a construction site down the road was first to respond as construction workers ducked for cover, investigators said. Police had the roads blocked off for a little while early Tuesday as they searched for clues and video.

Also overnight, a man was shot several times near Germantown and Windrum avenues, which is on the border of several neighborhoods. He wound up later being treated in critical condition at a hospital, police said.

Stray bullets from that shooting went into windows at the nearby NAACP office and the office of Democratic State Sen. Sharif Street. Police found a gun in a nearby alley.

NBC10's Miguel Martinez-Valle reports on a shooting near Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia overnight that left a man critically hurt and bullet holes in the office of State Sen. Sharif Street and the Philadelphia office of the NAACP.

There was also a shooting at Frankford Avenue and Teesdale Street in Holmesburg where a man was grazed by bullet.

Police continue to search for the shooters.

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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