Shootings leave one dead, five critically injured

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A man was killed and five other people were left fighting for their lives after a spate of shootings in Philadelphia over the course of a few hours Sunday night into early Monday, authorities said.

Two men were in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after shots rang out at around 11:15 p.m. on the 1000 block of W. Clearfield Street in North Philadelphia.

Police said a 22-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout his body and a 27-year-old was shot in the back.

About an hour later, officers responded to the 1400 block of S. Vodges Street in Kingsessing, where they found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

A 42-year-old man was shot in the right thigh, right forearm, left thigh, groin and buttocks. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he died at around 4:40 a.m., according to authorities.

The other victim, a 44-year-old woman, was in critical condition at the same hospital after being shot in the neck and back, police said.

Then, at 1:18 a.m. Monday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the head on the 200 block of N. Hobart Street in West Philadelphia.

Officers rushed him to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

Less than an hour later, bystanders flagged down officers after a 26-year-old man was shot in the neck, chest and arm on the 2800 block of W. Sedgley Avenue in North Philadelphia.

Police said he was listed in critical condition at Temple Hospital.

No arrests were reported in connection with any of the shootings.

A total of 188 people have been murdered in the city this year, up 21 percent from the same day in 2019. Shooting incidents have also increased about 64 percent compared to last year, according to the most recent police data, which was released June 16.

 

Police investigating violent carjacking

Detectives released a video Monday in an attempt to identify two men who hit a man in the head with a gun and took his car.

The incident occurred at 3 a.m. Wednesday on the 2500 block of Webb Street in Port Richmond, authorities said.

A 24-year-old man was parking his car when two men hopped out of a newer model Jeep Cherokee. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and told him to give them everything he had, police said. The driver ran away after the suspect hit him over the head with the gun.

Police said the victim was not seriously injured. The two men stole his cellphone and drove off in his 1996 teal Honda Accord, according to authorities.

Anyone with information about the carjacking is asked to contact East Division Detectives at 215-686-3243/3244; call the PPD’s tip line 215-686-8477; or submit a tip at phillypolice.com.

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