1 killed, 4 wounded in weekend shootings

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A woman was killed and four other people were injured in shootings Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia, police said.

Just before 10:45 p.m. Saturday, someone shot a 47-year-old woman once in the chest on the 700 block of Poplar Street in North Philadelphia, authorities said. Officers from the Philadelphia Housing Authority took her to Jefferson University Hospital, where she died a short time later.

The PPD did not report any arrests. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department’s Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or call or text 215-686-TIPS (8477).

A 26-year-old man was in critical condition after he was shot in the buttocks at around 3 a.m. Sunday outside on the 3400 block of N. Marshall Street in North Philadelphia, according to authorities.

Earlier Sunday morning, at around 1:30 a.m., gunfire erupted inside a bar on the 3800 block of Lancaster Avenue in the Powelton section of West Philadelphia, leaving two people injured, investigators said.

A 40-year-old man was shot several times throughout his body, and officers took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in critical condition, according to the PPD. The second victim, a 40-year-old woman, was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to her foot, police said. Her injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Police said a gunman in a black ski mask opened fire on a group of people gathered at around 6 p.m. Saturday on the 4100 block of Germantown Avenue in Nicetown.

An 18-year-old man was struck in his left ankle and taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition, authorities said.

Investigators said the shooter was a passenger in a white Hyundai Sonata that was last spotted heading west on Germantown Avenue.

No one was immediately arrested in connection with any of the shootings. Anyone with information is asked to contact the PPD’s Shooting Investigation Group at 215-686-8270 or call or text 215-686-TIPS (8477).

Through June 16, 478 people had been shot in Philadelphia this year, a drop of nearly 43% compared to the same date in 2023, according to police data.

Counseling, peer support, and victim advocacy services are available for victims, family members, and others affected by gun violence. Go to metrophiladelphia.com/gun-violence-resources for more information.