11 wounded in weekend shootings, stabbings

Nate Willison

At least 11 people were hospitalized following violent incidents over the weekend across the city.

At around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot once in his left forearm on the 7000 block of Frankford Avenue in Mayfair, police said. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center to be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Authorities said a man, described as in his early to mid-50s, was seriously injured after being shot six times just before 12:45 a.m. Sunday near the corner of 59th and Market streets in West Philadelphia. He is expected to survive.

In Frankford, a 44-year-old woman was getting off of a bus just before 12:15 a.m. Sunday when she was stabbed in the forehead, according to investigators. The incident occurred at Pratt and Saul streets, near SEPTA’s Frankford Transportation Center.

Officers who responded to the scene arrested a 42-year-old man and found a weapon, police said. The victim was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in stable condition.

On Saturday, around 1:15 p.m., shots rang out on the 3000 block of Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia, leaving a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left side of his abdomen, authorities said.

His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Investigators said a 32-year-old man was stabbed in his right arm by someone he knew just before 12:15 p.m. Saturday inside a property on the 5200 block of Cedar Avenue in West Philadelphia.

The victim was hospitalized in stable condition, and police apprehended a suspect, though no further information was released.

In East Germantown, someone shot a 34-year-old man in the stomach at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 1200 block of E. Price Street, according to authorities. He is expected to physically recover.

Early Saturday morning, at around 2:15 a.m., a 50-year-old man was shot in his lower back on the 300 block of E. Sheldon Street in Olney, police said. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center in stable condition.

A 29-year-old man is recovering after being shot twice early Saturday inside a Nicetown bar, investigators said.

The shooting occurred at around 2 a.m. at the Tender Touch Lounge, located at Hunting Park and Pulaski avenues. No one was arrested, and the victim was later listed in stable condition.

About 15 minutes earlier, at around 1:45 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot once in the back near the corner of Cheltenham and Harbison avenues in Wissinoming, authorities said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Two gunmen opened fire at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday on the corner of 51st and Market streets in West Philadelphia, according to authorities.

Police said a 37-year-old man was shot in both shoulders, and a 32-year-old woman was struck in both of her legs. Both victims are expected to survive.