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    Mass Shooting North Philadelphia Wounds Teen, 4 Others; Separate Shootings Leave More Dead

    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news...-dead/2503076/

    Separate shootings in Philadelphia left at least three people dead and five wounded, the latter of which included a 16-year-old boy who was fired upon as he and others were near a gathering of some 200 young people, Saturday night into Sunday morning.

    The shootings mark another bloody weekend in a city that has been roiled by gunfire that has claimed both adults and children. It is also the second weekend in a row in which there has been a mass shooting where a minor was struck.

    The 16-year-old and four others were struck as gunfire broke out near the intersection of 10th and Brown streets in North Philadelphia around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said. The oldest of the victims was 26 years old.

    Police were already in the area because they had become aware of a large gathering that was planned and promoted on social media. Officers estimated there were some 200 young people there.

    The responding officers then heard a boom and saw a muzzle flash up the street, Outlaw said. Almost simultaneously, they heard gunfire coming from around the corner where they were stationed.

    Police ran toward the gunfire and found the five victims, who were taken to Temple University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Outlaw said, noting that there were shell casings from ?several different weapons.?

    A spokesman for the department later said investigators found 28 rounds from an AR-15 rifle and 10 .40-caliber rounds from another gun.

    The commissioner said the victims did not appear to be involved in the nearby gathering. Detectives were reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses. One person was taken in for questioning, but that person was not yet considered a suspect, Outlaw said.

    Earlier that night, a man in his 20s was shot in the head and killed. A police spokesman said the shooting happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. on the 2100 block of Webster Street.

    More deadly gunfire continued into Sunday morning.

    In the Parkside section of the city, police found a wounded man on the 5000 block of Merion Avenue shortly before 3:30 a.m. They took him themselves to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, a PPD spokesperson said.

    About an hour and-a-half later, police found a man dead on the 4700 block of Lansing Street in the Holmesburg neighborhood. Police said investigators had identified a possible suspect but did not yet have the person in custody.

    Gun violence has been spiking in Philadelphia this year. Since just this Friday, police have reported at least four homicides in 14 separate shootings.

    ?It?s disturbing. It?s disheartening,? Outlaw said of the uptick in shootings.

    The North Philadelphia mass shooting Sunday echoes another mass shooting that happened last week in West Philadelphia in which a 17-year-old boy and five others were hit. Also last week, two 11-year-old boys were grazed by bullets in separate incidents.

    Deputy Managing Director Vanessa Garrett Harley, the city?s top official for violence prevention, and Temple University gun policy researcher Jason Gravel told NBC10 that they believe the COVID-19 pandemic could be compounding a gun violence epidemic that has been getting worse in recent years.

    There have been nearly 1,900 shootings and more than 1,100 shooting victims in the city this year alone, according to Philadelphia Police Department crime statistics. However, those numbers are only current through Aug. 9, meaning the total is actually higher than that.

    The numbers also mean that since the same time last year, there have been more than 670 additional shooting and more than 300 additional victims.

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    https://6abc.com/gunman-kills-1-firi...night/6376378/

    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Gun violence in Philadelphia is surging at a record pace as police investigate more shootings on Tuesday night. Since 2 p.m., 11 people have been shot, including three children.

    Police say one man died and four others are injured after a gunman inside a white van opened fire on a group of people.

    It happened around 4 p.m. at 30th and Cumberland streets in the city's Strawberry Mansion section.

    Action News has learned that five victims, between 15 and 24 years old, were injured in the shooting.

    Police say an 18-year-old man was shot twice in the head. He later died at the hospital.

    A 15-year-old boy was shot in the right leg. He is listed in serious condition at an area hospital.

    A 24-year-old man, a 20-year-old man and 21-year-old were all injured in the gunfire; there is no immediate word on the conditions of the three victims.

    Neighbor Kwali Hanton says given the current state of gun violence in Philadelphia, this is now normal.

    "You can't go nowhere, can't even walk to work no more because you scared because you think you'll be murdered," said Hanton.

    On Tuesday, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw called for more prosecution at every level.

    "A lot of these folks that we're seeing, they're repeat offenders and this isn't the first time they shot someone. All of us in the criminal justice system have to make sure that we're paying attention to these cases."

    Tuesday afternoon's shooting is the latest in a series of crimes.

    Two children were shot in separate shootings earlier in the day, and on Monday night, at least 13 people were injured in a series of shootings.

    Homicide on 8th Street

    Philadelphia police say a man died in the city's Logan section on Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 5000 block of North 8th Street.

    Police say a man was shot in the chest while inside a vehicle. He was later pronounced dead.

    Peach Street shooting

    Police say a 15-year-old boy was shot once in the shoulder around 2:22 p.m. on the 100 block of Peach Street. The boy is listed in critical condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    38th Street shooting

    A 27-year-old man was shot in the neck and back around 3:30 p.m. on the 700 block of North 38th Street, police said.

    He was rushed to the hospital for serious injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

    Front Street shooting

    Two men were shot around 6:39 p.m. at Front and Clearfield streets in the city's Fairhill section.

    Police say a 45-year-old man was shot in the chest and later died at the hospital. A 20-year-old man is listed in stable condition after being shot in the right leg.

    Kensington shooting

    Police say a 12-year-old boy was shot around 12:15 p.m. on the 2100 block of North 5th Street.

    The boy was shot in the wrist and currently hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

    No arrests have been made in connection with these shootings.

    Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
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