In one of the more violent stretches in recent memory, two people were killed and 10 others were wounded by gunfire in a period of less than two hours Tuesday night.
Authorities said a 36-year-old woman died shortly after being shot multiple times at around 11:15 p.m. on the 4600 block of Walnut Street in West Philadelphia.
Also injured in the shooting was a 33-year-old woman who was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center with wounds to both of her legs and her elbow, police said. She is expected to survive.
Just minutes earlier, across the city, officers patrolling in Frankford heard gunshots and were told that someone had been shot on the 4700 block of Valley Place, near the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Whitehall Apartments.
They found a 45-year-old man who had been shot several times in the head and chest. He died a short time later at Temple University Hospital, police said.
Authorities did not report any arrests in the immediate aftermath of either killing.
Later in the night, at around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 22-year-old man showed up to Lankenau Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his right arm.
Investigators said he was shot during a robbery on the 5400 block of Rutland Street in the Oxford Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia.
At around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, shots rang out on the 2100 block of S. 7th Street in South Philadelphia. Police said a 23-year-old man was grazed in the left leg and right shoulder. He was later listed in stable condition at Methodist Hospital.
Two people were hospitalized after someone opened fire at around 11:30 p.m. on the 1400 block of N. Hobart Street in West Philadelphia.
A 27-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, and a 25-year-old man was struck in the left hand, authorities said. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Police said a 20-year-old man showed up to Einstein Medical Center just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday with gunshot wounds to his stomach and right forearm.
Detectives were still working Wednesday to determine the exact location of the shooting. The victim was in stable condition.
Just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, two young men were shot on the 5900 block of Lansdowne Avenue in West Philadelphia, according to authorities.
A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times in each leg and once in the chest, and the other victim, a 19-year-old man, was hit in the left shin, right foot and finger, investigators said. Both were taken to Lankenau Medical Center and are expected to survive.
In Kingsessing, officers rushed a 21-year-old man to the hospital after he was shot in the face and neck just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 5200 block of Woodland Avenue. Authorities said he was listed in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian.
At around 10 p.m. Tuesday, a 43-year-old man was shot in both legs outside on the 1900 block of W. Westmoreland Street in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where he was later listed in stable condition.
Earlier in the day, at around 7:15 p.m., officers made an arrest following a shooting on the 2600 block of W. Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia.
A 49-year-old man had been shot once in the back, once in the left leg and three times in the right leg, police said. His injuries aren’t considered life-threatening, according to police
Authorities did not release further information about the person in custody.