Shootings, stabbings leave three dead, 24 injured

Jack Tomczuk

At least three people were killed and 24 others wounded in shootings and stabbings Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia, authorities said.

In Olney, officers found a 41-year-old man who had been stabbed multiple times at around 9 a.m. Saturday on the 5200 block of N. American Street, police said. Medics declared him dead at the scene.

No weapon was found in the area, according to investigators.

Earlier Saturday morning, a man in his 20s died after being shot several times in the head and left shin just before 3:30 a.m. on the 600 block of S. 2nd Street in the Queen Village neighborhood, authorities said.

Detectives found two guns at the scene, but no arrests have been made.

Less than two hours earlier, at around 2 a.m. Saturday, a 26-year-old man was gunned down on the 5500 block of Wissahickon Avenue in East Falls, according to police.

No one was apprehended in the immediate aftermath of any of the killings.

A baby was among those injured when someone opened fire at around 8 p.m. Saturday near the corner of 50th Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia.

The shooting reportedly occurred inside a corner store, and police said the 1-year-old baby boy was struck in the left leg. He was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

Also injured was a 26-year-old man who was shot in the left forearm. He was listed in stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were hospitalized after gunfire rang out just after 2:45 p.m. Sunday on the 5500 block of Malcolm Street in Kingsessing.

Police said the teenager was shot once in each leg and transported to Penn Presbyterian in stable condition.

A 29-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg, and a 19-year-old man was grazed in the knee, authorities said. Both were expected to physically recover.

Less than an hour later, at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, two men were wounded in a shooting in East Germantown, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot twice in the chest and once in the foot, and a 49-year-old man was struck in the left leg, according to investigators. Both were listed in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center.

Officers took a 43-year-old man to the hospital after he was stabbed in both hands just before 1 p.m. Sunday on the 5100 block of Funston Street in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A 32-year-old man showed up to Temple University Hospital with a wound to his right foot after a shooting at around 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of W. Roosevelt Boulevard in the Feltonville neighborhood, authorities said. He is expected to survive.

At around 8:15 a.m. Sunday, authorities found a man with two stab wounds to his chest on the 6600 block of N. Gratz Street in West Oak Lane. Officers rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was in stable condition.

In Southwest Philadelphia, a 26-year-old man was shot in both legs at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday on the 2200 block of S. 58th Street. He is expected to recover physically.

On Saturday night, at around 11 p.m., a 33-year-old man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being stabbed once in the chest on the 1900 block of S. Bonsall Street in South Philadelphia, police said.

Earlier, at around 10:15 p.m., a 42-year-old man walked into Episcopal Hospital with gunshot wounds to his groin and left thigh. Investigators said he was shot on the 2800 block of N. Lee Street in Kensington.

His injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to authorities.

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