1 killed, 7 injured in shootings

Melissa Mitman

A man was killed and seven other people were wounded in a series of shootings Wednesday night and early Thursday in Philadelphia.

Three gunmen, one armed with a rifle, opened fire at around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on the 900 block of S. 17th Street, near the Christian Street YMCA in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, authorities said.

Sadiq Dove, 18, who lived in Grays Ferry, was struck multiple times and rushed to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he died a short time later, according to police.

Investigators said the gunmen were all wearing masks and gloves and that they fled the scene in a gray SUV, possibly a Dodge Durango, with tinted windows and black rims. A fourth person was driving the vehicle.

Three different shootings occurred within several blocks of each other overnight in West Philadelphia.

On Thursday, at around 3:45 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot four times in his chest and abdomen on the 6100 block of Walnut Street, authorities said. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said a suspect was arrested, though no further information was released Thursday.

Two teenagers were hospitalized after gunfire erupted at around 2:15 a.m. Thursday on the 5500 block of Market Street, according to authorities.

Investigators said one of the boys, a 17-year-old who was grazed in the hand, is expected to face charges. The other teen, 16, was shot once in his chest, and he is expected to survive, police said.

Nearby, on the 5900 block of Filbert Street, two men were wounded by gunfire just before 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, investigators said.

Police said a 28-year-old man was shot seven times in his lower body and the second victim, described as being in his mid-20s, suffered nine gunshot wounds. Both were taken to Penn Presbyterian in critical condition.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in his left leg just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 3400 block of N. 20th Street in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia, authorities said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Someone shot a 64-year-old man once in his left hand just before 9 p.m. Wednesday inside a property on the 2100 block of W. Toronto Street in North Philadelphia, investigators said. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition.