Five shot Wednesday night in Philly

Police with masks
PHOTO: Jack Tomczuk

Five people were injured in shootings Wednesday night, and police were investigating Thursday morning after a home invasion robbery in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police said a 31-year-old man was at his home with a 36-year-old woman and 9-year-old boy when a group of five or six men stormed the property just after 4 a.m. on the 6700 block of Akron Street in Castor Gardens.

Two or three of the suspects were armed, investigators said, and one hit the man in the head with an unknown object. He refused medical treatment, according to police.

Authorities said the group stole studio equipment and cellphones.

Not far away, on the 6100 block of Castor Avenue in Oxford Circle, a 28-year-old man was shot in the head at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Officers rushed him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he is in extremely critical condition.

Just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the Hill Creek Apartments, a public housing development in the Crescentville section of Northeast Philadelphia, where they found a 20-year-old man on the street with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

The victim was transported to Einstein in stable condition, according to police.

Detectives recovered a gun at the scene, but no arrests have been made.

In Point Breeze, a 32-year-old man was shot in the left side of his chest just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 1200 block of Point Breeze Avenue, authorities said.

He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he is being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.

Officers rushed a 24-year-old man to Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the right hip at around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on the 1900 block of E. Firth Street in Kensington. Authorities said he is in stable condition.

About 40 minutes earlier, also in Kensington, a 28-year-old man was shot in the groin near the corner of Kensington and Allegheny avenues, police said.

Transit officers took him to the hospital, where he was placed in critical condition, according to authorities.

Police released information Thursday about a teenager who was gunned down Tuesday evening in Kensington.

Aidan Seddon, 18, who lives in Manayunk, was shot in the lower back just after 5 p.m. on the 2000 block of E. Clearfield Street, police said.

Seddon, a recent graduate of Roman Catholic High School, died early Wednesday morning at Temple Hospital. CBS3 reported that he was walking to Front Street Gym, a boxing gym, with a friend at the time of the shooting.

Authorities said no one has been arrested in the case.

Through Wednesday, 391 people had been killed this year, a 40% increase over this point in 2019 and higher than the year-end totals for every year since 2007.

Suspect sought in Grad Hospital shooting

Police believe this man is responsible for a shooting Sept. 1 in Graduate Hospital. PHOTO: Police

Investigators on Thursday released video of a man who they say was involved in a shooting last month in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.

Surveillance footage showed the suspect fleeing the area after a 42-year-old man was shot at around 1 p.m. Sept. 1 on the 1400 block of Fitzwater Street.

The victim was struck in the left thigh and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at Jefferson University Hospital.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to call South Detectives at 215-686-3013/3014; dial 911; text 773847; or submit an anonymous tip at