Labor Day weekend violence leaves 2 dead, 11 injured

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At least 11 people were shot — two fatally — over the Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia, authorities said.

Police said a 43-year-old woman was killed during a domestic altercation Sunday morning in North Philadelphia.

When officers arrived at the scene on the 1700 block of N. Woodstock Street at around 10 a.m., they found her on the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She died a short time later at Temple University Hospital.

No one has been arrested in the homicide, police said.

On Saturday, just before 5 p.m., a 25-year-old man was gunned down, shot 20 times on the 2400 block of S. Sheridan Street in South Philadelphia, authorities said. Investigators have not apprehended a suspect in the killing.

Detectives are also looking into the suspicious death of a 73-year-old woman in Holmesburg.

Officers went to her house on the 4500 block of Marple Street just after 2 a.m. Sunday after someone asked the police to check on her. The backdoor was open, and she was found dead in a second floor bedroom.

Authorities have not released further details.

In West Philadelphia, a 30-year-old man was shot twice in the side at around 2:45 p.m. Monday on the 500 block of N. 52nd Street, police said. He was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition.

Two men showed up at Einstein Medical Center with gunshot wounds after someone opened fire at around 2:30 p.m. Monday near the corner of Collom and Wakefield streets in East Germantown.

A 35-year-old man was shot in the stomach and listed in critical condition, authorities said. The other victim, a 33-year-old man who was also shot in the stomach, is in stable condition.

Police said a 36-year-old woman was stabbed once in the stomach by another woman at around 2:30 p.m. on the 2900 block of Frankford Avenue in Kensington.

Officers took her to Temple University Hospital, and she is expected to survive. No one was arrested in the immediate aftermath of the stabbing.

A 43-year-old woman was stabbed five times in the back at around 2:45 a.m. Monday in the underground concourse near Broad and Locust streets in Center City, according to authorities.

She was taken to Jefferson University Hospital in stable condition and was not cooperating with detectives, investigators said.

Philadelphia Housing Authority police rushed a 29-year-old man to the hospital in extremely critical condition after he was shot several times just after 8:15 p.m. Sunday on the 300 block of Busti Street, outside the Westpark Apartments in the West Powelton neighborhood.

About 15 minutes earlier, in an unrelated incident, a 43-year-old man was shot multiple times on the 3100 block of Judson Street in North Philadelphia, authorities said. He was also in extremely critical condition following the shooting.

In Port Richmond, a 17-year-old girl was shot three times in the left arm and armpit area at around 5 p.m. Sunday on the 3800 block of Aramingo Avenue, according to police.

She is being treated at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and is expected to physically recover.

Early Sunday morning, just before 3:15 a.m., a man was shot several times, including twice in the head, at the corner of Lawrence Street and Indiana Avenue in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia.

He was placed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital, authorities said.

Officers were called to Temple Hospital at 8 p.m. Saturday when an 18-year-old man showed up with a gunshot wound to his left foot. Investigators were not immediately able to determine the location of the shooting.

Early Saturday, at around 1 a.m., a 39-year-old man was shot once in the neck on the 3200 block of N. 15th Street in North Philadelphia. Officers rushed him to the hospital, and he is expected to survive.

Authorities reported no arrests in connection with any of the weekend shootings.

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