3 killed, 12 injured in weekend shootings

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At least 15 people were shot — three fatally — in separate incidents Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia.

Authorities on Sunday afternoon found a person, described as a Hispanic man in his early 30s, dead with a gunshot wound to the back of his head near the train tracks on the 2900 block of N. Front Street in Fairhill. Investigators did not release further information.

Police said a 24-year-old man died minutes after being shot in the back at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on the 900 block of E. Luzerne Street in Juniata.

On Saturday night, at around 11:45 p.m., someone shot a 42-year-old man in the face on the 900 block of Marcella Street in the Summerdale section of Northeast Philadelphia, authorities said. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

No one was arrested in the immediate aftermath of any of the killings.

A 41-year-old man was shot in the back and buttocks just after 3:15 a.m. Sunday on the 3500 block of Oakmont Street in Holmesburg, according to police. He was taken to Jefferson Frankford Hospital and is expected to survive.

Officers were called to Jeanes Hospital after a 49-year-old woman showed up with a gunshot wound to her right thigh at around 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Police said she was shot on the 500 block of Gilham Street in the Lawndale neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia.

In Germantown, someone shot a 60-year-old man in the arm just before 11 p.m. Saturday on the 300 block of W. Queen Lane, authorities said. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

Investigators said a 37-year-old man was shot in the head and back following a road rage altercation at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Manayunk.

The 37-year-old was driving a van on Ridge Avenue and got into some kind of argument with a man behind the wheel of an SUV, Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace told reporters at the scene. At one point, the van driver began banging on the hood of the SUV.

Pace said that, after the initial altercation, the SUV followed the van off Ridge Avenue onto Hermit Street, at which point the van driver pulled into an alleyway and crashed into two parked vehicles.

After the van driver exited his vehicle, the SUV driver, whose wife and 7-year-old child was also in the car, fired several shots, Pace said.

The van driver, who was not armed, was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive. Pace said the shooter remained at the scene and was taken into custody.

Four people were wounded when gunfire erupted just before 2:45 a.m. Saturday on the 5000 block of Frankford Avenue in Frankford.

Authorities said a 20-year-old man was shot in the face and later hospitalized in critical condition. A 50-year-old man was shot in the chest and was in stable condition, according to police.

The other two victims, men ages 38 and 36, were being treated at Jefferson Frankford Hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.

In South Philadelphia, officers responded at around 2:15 a.m. Saturday to the 500 block of Carpenter Street in the Bella Vista neighborhood, where they found a 17-year-old girl in the driver’s seat of a car with gunshot wounds to her neck and torso.

The teenager was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, according to authorities.

Two men were hit when shots rang out just before 2 a.m. Saturday on the 1900 block of Lansing Street in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia.

Police said an 18-year-old man was shot in the head and hospitalized in extremely critical condition. The other victim, whose age was not released, was shot in the head and neck and also suffered serious injuries, investigators said.

A 22-year-old man was shot in both legs at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on the 4500 block of Torresdale Avenue in Frankford, according to authorities. His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.