Woman killed in Oxford Circle stabbing

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An altercation inside a Northeast Philadelphia house ended with one woman dead and another hospitalized, police said.

Investigators believe the fight was started by a 21-year-old woman who entered a property on the 1200 block of Elbridge Street in Oxford Circle just before 6 p.m. Wednesday.

She stabbed a 38-year-old woman once in the chest, and that woman, in turn, stabbed the 21-year-old three times in the chest and once in the back, police said. The younger woman died a short time later at Einstein Medical Center.

Authorities said the 38-year-old is expected to survive. She is being held in police custody. Detectives say the two women knew each other, but police have not described the nature of their relationship.

On Thursday, a 32-year-old man was gunned down in broad daylight in Germantown.

He was shot multiple times just after 1 p.m. on the 5200 block of Knox Street, police said, and medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

In West Philadelphia, a 27-year-old man was shot once in the left arm at around 5 a.m. Thursday on Paxon Street near Market Street, authorities said. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition.

A 26-year-old man was in critical condition after a stabbing just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday outside on the 1600 block of Point Breeze Avenue in Point Breeze.

Police said he sustained wounds to his left arm, shoulder and back. No arrests have been made, and officers did not recover a weapon at the scene.

On Wednesday, at around 5:30 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the eye on the 2200 block of N. Broad Street in North Philadelphia. Officers rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical condition.

Earlier in the day, at around 4:15 p.m., a 44-year-old man was shot twice — in the right foot and left thigh — on the 1700 block of N. 31st Street in Strawberry Mansion, police said. He is expected to physically recover.

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