Six people were injured in shootings Tuesday and Wednesday, including a woman who was stirred out of bed by gunshots.
The 22-year-old woman told detectives that she was woken up at around 1 a.m. Wednesday by what she thought were fireworks. She went to the front door to find out what was happening, and a bullet from outside hit her in the foot.
Officers rushed her to Temple University Hospital, where she is listed in stable condition, authorities said. The shooting happened on the 3100 block of W. Montgomery Avenue in Strawberry Mansion.
Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, a 22-year-old man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being shot five times on the 4300 block of M Street in Juniata, police.
A 27-year-old man was shot once in the stomach and once in the right leg at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday on the 4300 block of Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia, police said. He was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
About two hours earlier, officers responded to the 6000 block of Webster Street, also in West Philadelphia, where they found a 19-year-old man with two gunshot wounds to his left arm.
He was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition, police said.
A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest just before 6 p.m. near the corner of Erie Avenue and Front Street in North Philadelphia, authorities said. He was rushed to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
At around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 37-year-old man was shot twice in the abdomen and once in the left thigh on the 200 block of S. 52nd Street in West Philadelphia, authorities said. He was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Earlier in the day, at 9:45 a.m., a 26-year-old man was stabbed to death in a park. Police said someone attacked the man in Hunting Park, stabbing him in the chest and left bicep.
No arrests were reported in connection with any of the incidents.
At a press briefing Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney again pointed to lax federal and state gun laws as the reason for increasing levels of violence. Police confiscated 488 guns last month, he said.
“We’re doing our best as other cities are struggling with this increase in violence and increase in homicide,” Kenney said. “We took 488 off the street last month, and I’ll bet you they’ve all been replaced by now.”
Overbrook Park crash leaves one dead, six injured
A man was killed and six people were hospitalized following a seven-car crash Tuesday afternoon in Overbrook Park, and one of the drivers involved in the incident fled the scene before police arrived, authorities said.
Two cars were traveling at a high rate of speed in the same direction at around 2 p.m. on the 7200 block of Haverford Avenue when one of the vehicles apparently attempted to pass the other. The trailing vehicle struck the passing car when it tried to reenter the lane, authorities said.
Police said the man driving the car in front lost control and hit five vehicles that were parked curbside. He was later identified as 35-year-old Chad Anthony Grey, of Bala Cynwyd, and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
The other driver hopped out and fled on foot. Three passengers in his car — a 27-year-old woman, 4-year-old boy and 1-year-old baby — were transported to the hospital. Authorities said they are in stable condition.
Three of the parked cars were occupied.
A 42-year-old man was taken to the hospital with a laceration to his right leg, and a 61-year-old woman and a 59-year-old woman were also hospitalized, police said.
Police continue to investigate the violent crash. Detectives recovered video from the scene and interviewed multiple witnesses.