Three killed in holiday weekend violence

Two men were killed after someone opened fire Monday afternoon in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood.

Officers responding to the 500 block of N. 16th Street found a 27-year-old man who had been shot twice in the face and a 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head. Both died a short time after the shooting.

Guns were found in a car belonging to one of the victims, investigators said. No one has been apprehended.

At least one other person was killed and seven others injured in shootings over the Memorial Day weekend in the city.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and officials from Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration said Wednesday that additional resources would be deployed over the three-day period as Philadelphia prepares for summer, when there are usually increased rates of gun violence.

On Sunday, at around 2:30 a.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the head on the 1000 block of W. Olney Avenue in Logan, police said. He died minutes after the shooting.

There have been no arrests, and authorities did not release further information.

A gunman snatched a necklace after shooting a man Sunday night in Kensington, investigators said. The robbery occurred at 11:30 p.m. on the 2800 block of N. Water Street.

The 27-year-old victim was taken to Episcopal Hospital with a wound to his left elbow and is expected to physically recover, according to police.

Two people were hospitalized in critical condition following a shooting Sunday morning inside a house on the 2600 block of Napa Street in Strawberry Mansion.

Authorities responded to the scene just before 10 a.m. and rushed the victims, a 56-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman, to Temple University Hospital.

On Saturday night, a 33-year-old man showed up to Jeanes Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right thigh.

Investigators believe he was the victim of a shooting that occurred at around 9 p.m. on Higbee Terrace in the Philadelphia House Authority’s Oxford Village development in the Lower Northeast.

His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Detectives were investigating after a 26-year-old man was shot in the right arm at around 8:45 p.m. Saturday on the 1300 block of N. 53rd Street in the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia.

Medics transported him to Lankenau Medical Center, where he was in stable condition.

Two people, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured when gunfire erupted at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday on the 7000 block of Frankford Avenue in Mayfair.

The boy was hit once in the right leg, and a 21-year-old man was shot in both legs, according to police. Both were taken to Jefferson Frankford Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been reported in connection with any of the weekend’s shootings.

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