Three killed Monday in Philly

PHOTO: Melissa Mitman

Three people were killed in shootings Monday in Philadelphia, including a teenager who was gunned down in Port Richmond.

Officers were called to the 3100 block of Mercer Street in the neighborhood just after 8 p.m., and they found a 16-year-old boy who had been shot in the chest, police said. He was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Authorities identified the victim as Jonathan Salas-Kane. No arrests have been made in connection with the killing.

At around the same time, a 30-year-old was shot in the chest on the 5000 block of N. Penn Street in Frankford, police said. He was rushed to the hospital and died about 20 minutes later.

Early Monday morning, just after 2 a.m., officers found a 28-year-old woman with gunshot wounds to her body and buttocks in the passenger’s seat of a car on the 900 block of E. Cayuga Street in Juniata.

Investigators say a small light-colored sedan with tinted windows was spotted leaving the area following the shooting.

A total of 334 people have been killed in Philadelphia this year, a 34% increase over the same point in time in 2019, according to police statistics.

Several other people were injured in shootings and stabbings Monday and early Tuesday.

Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, a 26-year-old man was shot multiple times in the lower body on the 5700 block of Lawrence Street in Olney. He was dropped off at Einstein Medical Center and is listed in critical condition, police said.

Police said a man was stabbed multiple times in the chest just after 3 a.m. Tuesday inside the bedroom of a rooming house on the 2400 block of N. 10th Street in North Philadelphia. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The stabbing was the result of a domestic altercation, investigators said, but no arrest had been made as of Tuesday morning.

Just after 10 p.m. Monday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the right arm on the 4200 block of N. Penn Street in Frankford. Police said he walked to Jefferson Frankford Hospital, and his injuries are not life-threatening.

A 22-year-old man showed up to Temple Hospital just after 7 p.m. with two stab wounds to his back, authorities said. He told detectives he was attacked on the 1300 block of W. Silver Street in North Philadelphia.
The man is in stable condition, according to police.

In South Philadelphia, a 12-year-old boy was struck by gunfire at around 1:20 p.m. Monday on the 2000 block of Sigel Street. He sustained a wound to his left bicep, authorities said, and he is listed in stable condition.

Police reported no arrests in connection with any of the incidents.

Police searching for suspects in Fairmount slaying

Surveillance images of the suspects. PHOTO: Philadelphia Police

Detectives are searching for two gunmen who they say killed a man and injured a woman in a broad daylight shooting last month in Fairmount.

Police released surveillance video of the suspects Tuesday. They allegedly came out of an alleyway just before 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, on the 1800 block of N. Judson Street and opened fire.

A 50-year-old man was shot more than 20 times, and a 65-year-old woman caught in the crossfire received a gunshot wound to her right leg, authorities said at the time.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334/3335; dial 215-686-8477; text 773847; or submit an anonymous tip at www.phillypolice.com/forms/submit-a-tip.

The city offers a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a homicide case.

Gunman sought in Olney shooting

Surveillance image of alleged shooter. PHOTO: Philadelphia Police

Police released images of a man wanted in connection with a shooting that took place last Wednesday on the 4900 block of N. 4th Street in Olney.

Just before 10 p.m., the suspect, who was dropped off by a white sedan, possibly a Kia, has a brief conversation with the victim. The victim, a 30-year-old man, starts walking away when the suspect pulls out a handgun and shoots him multiple times.

A brief shootout ensues, as the victim pulls out a gun and fires it while laying on the street. Eventually, the suspect hops on a red or orange dirt bike and flees southbound on 4th toward Rockland Street.

Officers rushed the victim to the hospital in critical condition.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353/3354; dial 215-686-8477; text 773847; or submit an anonymous tip at www.phillypolice.com/forms/submit-a-tip.

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