2 killed, 8 injured in weekend shootings

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At least two people were killed and seven others injured in separate shootings Saturday in Philadelphia.

Then, on Sunday afternoon, a man was wounded after gunfire erupted in North Philadelphia.

Police said a 34-year-old man was shot three times in the back of the head and once in the chest at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday outside on the 1800 block of Plymouth Street in West Oak Lane.

Officers rushed him to Einstein Medical Center, where he died a short time later. No arrests have been made, according to police.

Authorities said a 24-year-old man died just before 12:15 a.m. Saturday, minutes after being shot multiple times in the head and upper torso on the 2000 block of W. Dauphin Street in North Philadelphia.

Two men fired at him and were last seen fleeing on Lambert Street toward Susquehanna Avenue, investigators believe.

So far this year, 132 people have been killed in Philadelphia, an increase of 31% since this time last year, according to police data.

On Sunday, at around 2:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot once in the right thigh on the 2500 block of N. Marston Street in North Philadelphia, police said. He is expected to physically recover.

Three men were hospitalized early Saturday morning after shots were fired outside of an unauthorized after-hours club in North Philadelphia, authorities said.

It occurred at around 6:45 a.m. on the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue.

Police said a 21-year-old club security guard was shot several times in the right leg, and he fired back at the shooters. A 33-year-old man was shot in the left arm and both legs. Both were listed in serious but stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

A 25-year-old man was struck in the left elbow and taken to Pennsylvania Hospital in a private vehicle, authorities said. His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Investigators said the security guard left his gun at the scene, and another firearm was found in a car that dropped off at least one of the victims at Temple Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation, police said.

In East Germantown, a 20-year-old man was shot in the buttocks at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday near the corner of Pastorius and Osceola streets, according to authorities. He is expected to survive.

Earlier in the evening, someone shot a 35-year-old man in the stomach and left forearm on the 5000 block of N. Broad Street in Logan. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center in stable condition, police said.

Authorities said a 19-year-old man showed up to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County just after 4 a.m. Saturday following a shooting in South Philadelphia.

He told investigators that he left a house on the 400 block of Dickinson Street to walk to a nearby store when he heard gunshots, possibly in the area of 4th and Reed streets. He ran before feeling pain in his abdomen and calling a friend to take him to the hospital.

The victim told officers he didn’t see who was shooting. He was later transferred to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, where he is in stable condition, authorities said.

A 32-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday after being shot multiple times in the chest and arms just after 2 a.m. on the 2200 block of W. Toronto Street in North Philadelphia, according to police.

Authorities reported no arrests in connection with any of the shootings.

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