Five killed, 16 injured in violent night

Five people were killed and 16 others were injured in shootings Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, as demonstrations and looting rocked the city.

Police haven’t said whether any of the gunfire was directly related to the looting, though a few of the incidents occurred close to where stores were ransacked.

The violence added to the sense of chaos in the city during a year in which Philadelphia has recorded 405 homicides, its highest total since at least 2007.

A woman, who investigators described as in her late 30s, died early Wednesday morning at Temple University Hospital after she was shot in the left shoulder at around 3:45 a.m. on the 4600 block of Paul Street in Frankford, authorities said.

In North Philadelphia, a 40-year-old man was shot twice in the left arm just before 10 p.m. Tuesday on the 1500 block of N. 19th Street. Medics rushed him to the hospital, where he died a short time later.

Officers recovered a gun at the scene, and an arrest was made, according to police.

Police said two men died after shots rang out just after 8 p.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of S. Cecil Street in West Philadelphia.

A 26-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the head and back showed up to Penn Presbyterian Hospital in a private vehicle, and officers rushed the second victim, whose age was not provided, to the same hospital.

Both men were pronounced dead at around 8:30 p.m.

Authorities said a man in his early 20s was shot five times at around 5 p.m. Tuesday near the corner of Cobbs Creek Parkway and Fernwood Street in Kingsessing. He later died at Penn Presbyterian.

On Wednesday, at around 10:30 a.m., a 39-year-old man was shot twice in the left shin on the 5400 block of Springfield Avenue, also in Kingsessing. He is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Earlier, at 7:45 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the back, leg and shoulder on the 2400 block of Mascher Street in North Philadelphia, authorities said. He was listed in critical condition at Temple Hospital.

Two men were hospitalized after gunfire erupted just before 2 a.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of S. Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia, police said.

A 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his back, and an 18-year-old man was grazed in the right shoulder. The teen was treated by medics at the scene, and the other victim is in stable condition.

Authorities said a 26-year-old man was sitting in his car at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 5500 block of Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia when he was shot three times in the back. His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening, according to police.

A shooting at around 1 a.m. Wednesday on the 3600 block of Jasper Street in Harrowgate left three people injured.

A 30-year-old man was shot twice in the right foot; a 33-year-old woman was hit in the right foot and right knee; and a 38-year-old man was struck in both hands, police said. All three were later listed in stable condition at Temple Hospital.

Police said a 35-year-old man showed up to Jefferson Frankford Hospital at around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Investigators haven’t determined where the man was shot. He is in critical condition.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the left leg on the 4600 block of Penn Street in Frankford. He arrived at Jeanes Hospital in a private vehicle and was transferred to Temple.

The teenager’s injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

A total of four people were shot in three separate incidents Tuesday night near the corner of Castor and Aramingo avenues in Port Richmond, a commercial area heavily targeted by looters.

Police said a 15-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to her left side and an 18-year-old man was struck in the left arm at around 8:45 p.m.

Just after 10 p.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the left thigh, and, about a half-hour later, a 28-year-old man was struck in the left leg.

All four of those victims are listed in stable condition, according to authorities.

Also in Port Richmond, a 29-year-old man was shot once in the left arm and sustained a graze wound to his forehead just after 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of E. Allegheny Avenue. His injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

Just before 10 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot once in the left shoulder on the 500 block of S. 54th Street in West Philadelphia, authorities said. He is in stable condition.

Investigators said he knew the shooter, but no arrests have been made.

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