One killed, 10 shot over weekend

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In Philadelphia, 2021 was the deadliest year on record for homicides and the trend is continuing into 2022.
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A rash of shootings over the weekend led Mayor Jim Kenney to again call for an end to gun violence as the city continues to battle the novel coronavirus.

Ten people were shot, including a teenager who later died at the hospital, on Saturday and Sunday, and a man was shot five times Monday morning.

“I wish people would put aside their beefs, put aside their anger towards each other, keep our intensive care beds open and do something right for your families and friends and your neighborhood by just putting your guns down and stopping,” Kenney said Monday.

The mayor said the city’s anti-violence initiatives, many of which rely on volunteers and finding job opportunities for young men, have been hampered by the pandemic.

The weekend’s violence began just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning when a 52-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen by two suspects during a robbery in a rear alley off the 6600 block of N. 16th Street in West Oak Lane.

The men took $30, and the victim was treated at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was in stable condition, police said.

Five minutes later, officers responded to Ditman and Tolbut streets in Upper Holmesburg, where they found a 19-year-old man inside a black Honda with a gunshot wound to the head. He died two hours later at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate the killing, and police have not reported any arrests.

A 17-year-old was injured after being shot once in the right knee Saturday at 3 p.m. on the 1200 block of S. 22nd Street in Point Breeze, authorities said.

Officers rushed a 19-year-old woman to Temple University Hospital after they found her with a gunshot wound to the head just before 6:30 p.m. on the 3500 block of N. 19th Street in Tioga. Authorities said she’s in critical condition.

In Logan, a 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the left hip at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on the 1600 block of West Olney Ave., police said. He is in stable condition.

Two men were shot in broad daylight Sunday afternoon on the 1900 block of W. Wingohocking Street in North Philly. A 31-year-old man was hit in the right arm and left calf, and a 32-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm.

Both men are in stable condition, police said.

A 38-year-old man showed up to the hospital Sunday evening with a gunshot wound to his right bicep. Investigators said he was shot on the 2400 block of N. Gratz Street in North Philly at around 5:30 p.m.

About a half hour later, officers responded to the 6100 block of Eastwood Avenue in Southwest Philly, where they found a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left side of his stomach, police said.

Authorities said the man was getting into a 2008 Audi at 62nd Street and Lindbergh Boulevard when he was shot by a pair of men who fled the scene in a white Chevy Malibu.

The victim is listed in stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

In Frankford, a 30-year-old man was injured after being hit by what may have been a stray bullet at around 6:30 p.m.

The man told officers he was walking alone on the 5200 block of Saul Street near Frankford Playground when he heard gunshots. He was struck in the right arm and told police a good Samaritan drove him to the hospital.

On Sunday night, at around 11:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the back on the 600 block of East Duval Street in East Germantown, police said. He was listed in critical but stable condition at Einstein, according to authorities.

Investigators described the suspect as a man wearing a dark hoodie, dark jacket with the hood up and a medical mask.

Then, on Monday, a 39-year-old man was shot twice in the buttocks, once in the right thigh, once in the left knee and once in the right hand just before 8:30 a.m. on the 3300 block of N. Hancock Street in North Philly. Police said he is in stable condition.

No arrests were reported in connection with any of the shootings.

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