Three people were killed and seven others were wounded in separate shootings Wednesday night and early Thursday in Philadelphia.
A 23-year-old recent Temple University graduate died after being shot in the neck just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday on the 400 block of N. 35th Street in the Powelton section of West Philadelphia, authorities said.
The victim, Everett Beauregard, received his Temple degree in June, university officials said. He studied political science and government and worked at Wells Fargo, according to a LinkedIn page.
“He had a very bright future ahead of him, and it is beyond disheartening knowing we will no longer be able to watch him soar alongside his fellow Owls,” Temple said in a statement.
On Wednesday, just after 10 p.m., 41-year-old Alexander Frazier was shot several times in the abdomen near his home on the 2300 block of N. 27th Street in North Philadelphia, police said. He succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
In Northeast Philadelphia, two people were hit when gunfire erupted at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 5800 block of Rising Sun Avenue in the Crescentville neighborhood.
Police said a 26-year-old man who was shot in his chest and both legs was taken to Einstein Medical Center, where he died at around 9:40 p.m. The other victim, a 28-year-old man, was struck once in the hip, and his injuries are not considered life-threatening, authorities said.
Investigators believe the younger man may have been targeted, while the 28-year-old is an employee at a nearby store who was injured by a suspected stray bullet, according to 6ABC.
So far this year, 392 people have been killed in Philadelphia, which is about on par with 2021, when the city recorded its highest ever homicide total, according to PPD data.
In Kensington, someone shot a 39-year-old man in the abdomen just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday inside Medina Food Market on the 3100 block of Kensington Avenue, police said. Officers rushed the man to Temple University Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Authorities said a 47-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his arms showed up to Einstein Medical Center just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.
The shooting occurred near the corner of Pulaski Avenue and Winona Street in Germantown, investigators said, and the man is expected to survive.
Three people were hospitalized after shots were fired at around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of E. Clearfield Street in Kensington.
Police said a 17-year-old girl was shot in her right thigh, and a 21-year-old man was struck twice in his left leg. The third victim, a 20-year-old man, was hit in the foot. All three were later listed in stable condition.
Earlier in the night, just before 7:15 p.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in his lower abdomen at 20th and Sansom streets in the Rittenhouse Square area, authorities said. He was taken to Jefferson University Hospital with serious injuries.
The shooting reportedly stemmed from an argument between the man, who was walking, and someone in a car.
No arrests were made in the immediate aftermath of the recent violence.