Weekend shootings leave 3 dead, 20 wounded

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Three people were killed and at least 20 others were injured in shootings Saturday and Sunday, police said.

Early Sunday morning, just before 1 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot 11 times — including three times in the back and three times in the chest — on the 100 block of Leverington Avenue in Manayunk, authorities said.

He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

A man, whose age was not released, died after being shot multiple times inside a store at around 10 p.m. Saturday on the 1600 block of W. Cumberland Street in North Philadelphia, police said.

Earlier in the day, just after 5:15 p.m., someone opened fire on a 33-year-old man, hitting him in the chest and waist. He died about 30 minutes later at Temple University Hospital, according to police.

There were no arrests reported in the immediate aftermath of any of the killings.

On Sunday, just before 3:45 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the thigh on the 3200 block of N. Philip Street in North Philadelphia, police said. He is expected to physically recover.

An 18-year-old man was shot once in the left thigh just after 4 a.m. Sunday outside on the 1600 block of W. Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia, authorities said. His injuries were not expected to be life-threatening.

At around the same time, in what appears to be a separate incident, two men, ages 19 and 23, showed up to Temple University Hospital with gunshot wounds.

Detectives were still working Sunday to locate the scene of the shooting. Both victims were listed in stable condition, according to police.

A 28-year-old woman was shot in the left thigh at around 2 a.m. Sunday on the 500 block of S. 54th Street in West Philadelphia, authorities said.

She is expected to physically recover from her injuries.

Two people were hospitalized following a shooting at a nightclub early Sunday night in the Lawndale section of Northeast Philadelphia.

Investigators said a 29-year-old man was shot five times in the torso and once in the right arm and a 25-year-old woman was shot in the leg at around 1:15 a.m. at the club, located on the 6400 block of Rising Sun Avenue. Both were in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center.

Six men were wounded when shots rang out just after 11:45 p.m. Saturday on the 900 block of W. Butler Street in the Hunting Park neighborhood.

Surveillance video shows two gunmen walking up to a group of people and opening fire, investigators said. Officers recovered a gun several blocks away near 8th and Bristol streets. There was also a bloody T-shirt found nearby on the 4200 block of N. 9th Street.

Police said the victims ranged in age from 22 to 41. A 23-year-old man who was shot 14 times was listed in critical condition; the others did not have life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

In Germantown, a 62-year-old man was shot in the leg at around 10:45 p.m. Saturday outside on the 400 block of Queen Lane. His injuries are not life-threatening, according to authorities.

A 43-year-old man was airlifted in critical condition from Nazareth Hospital to Temple University Hospital after being stabbed inside a Rhawnhurst home, investigators said.

The stabbing occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday on the 7900 block of Eastwood Street. A weapon was found at the scene, but no one has been arrested.

A double shooting Saturday night in Kensington left one man battling for his life and another injured.

Police said a 47-year-old man was shot several times just after 8:45 p.m. on the 3400 block of N. Water Street. Officers rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical condition.

The other victim, a 51-year-old man, received a graze wound to his hand.

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