Four killed in separate shootings in Philly

Melissa Mitman

Four people have been killed since Friday in Philadelphia, including a driver who was shot on Easter and crashed his car into a building in South Philly.

Officers were called to 23rd and Dickinson streets just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, and they found an unresponsive 46-year-old man in the driver’s seat of a dark blue Porsche that had jumped the curb, traversed a vacant lot and hit the side of a nearby property.

The man, who was the only person in the car, had been shot multiple times in the head, authorities said. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made, and there was no word on a motive.

Police also discovered a bloody scene at around 1 a.m. Monday morning when they responded to a property on the 3600 block of Kensington Avenue in Harrowgate.

Three people inside were shot, including a 28-year-old man who was dead on the second floor with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso, according to authorities.

Also on the second floor, officers found a 52-year-old man who had been shot in the back. Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

A 58-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his right arm and torso was discovered on the first floor. He is in stable condition, police said.

Authorities have not made an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call 215-686-3334 or 911.

Then, on Monday morning at 9:15 a.m., a 22-year-old man was driving on the 200 block of Chelten Avenue in Germantown when he was shot in the back of the head, police said. He later died at Einstein Medical Center.

A toddler was also injured in the shooting. The boy, who police say is either 2 or 3 years old, was shot twice in the right arm. He is in stable condition at Einstein.

On Friday, officers were called to the corner of Ditman and Margaret streets in Frankford just after 4:30 p.m. and found a 47-year-old man inside a silver Chevy Malibu with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police rushed him to Temple Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later. The victim was later identified as Michael Jaje, of North Philly.

Authorities said there have been no arrests in the case.

Police investigating sexual assault

Investigators are also looking for two men who sexually assaulted a woman last week in Juniata.

The victim, a 24-year-old woman, had parked her car on the 4200 block of Glendale Street and was getting out just after midnight April 7 when two men demanded her keys at gunpoint, according to police.

One of the suspects walked her to a nearby alleyway on the 4300 block of Dungan Street, where he sexually assaulted her. After a motion-sensing light was triggered, the suspects fled in a white 2019 Toyota Corolla with PA tag number KXR-8345, authorities said.

Police released a sketching showing the sexual assault suspect. They are also looking for his accomplice. PHOTO: Philadelphia Police Department

Police described both suspects as black men between the ages of 18 and 20. The man who committed the assault was approximately 5-foot-9 or 5-foot-10, and authorities released a sketch of him.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Special Victims Unit at 215-686-3251 or call 911.

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