West Philadelphia

Three Men Shot in Multiple Shooting in West Philadelphia

Three men are alive after a triple shooting along 40th Street

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Police reportedly found dozens of empty shells and a blood trail along 40th Street in West Philadelphia after three people were shot early Saturday morning.

According to police, officials were alerted to the incident after three men -- who police described as one 28-year-old man, a 23-year-old man and another adult male -- were brought into a local hospital shortly after midnight. All three had been shot, and were listed in critical condition on Saturday.

Law enforcement officials said the incident happened along the 1100 block of N 40th Street in West Philly.

Officers responding to the scene, investigators said, found a blood trail along the street, along with 29 shell casings and bullet holes torn into cars along the block.

A firearm has been recovered, as well, officials said.

The three men, police said, were transported to the hospital by a private vehicle that was abandoned at the hospital.

Police are still investigating this incident.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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