Shootings leave 4 dead, 12 wounded

Melissa Mitman

It was a bloody night in Philadelphia, as three people were killed and seven others injured by gunfire across the city within a six-hour period Monday.

Then, on Tuesday, one man was killed and five were hospitalized following several broad daylight shootings.

Among the victims was 25-year-old Jahlil Shands, of North Philadelphia, who was shot multiple times at around 9:30 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of Chestnut Street in Old City, police said. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Four suspects in black clothing and masks were seen fleeing the scene, investigators said.

Less than two hours later, just before 11:15 p.m., officers responding to a report of a person with a gun found a 25-year-old man with several gunshot wounds inside a truck on the 1500 block of N. 62nd Street in the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia.

Authorities said he was rushed to Lankenau Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

On Tuesday, at around 1 p.m., a 43-year-old man was shot once in the chest on the 800 block of E. Madison Street in Kensington, police said. He was taken to Episcopal Hospital in a private vehicle and died less than 30 minutes later.

A 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting that also wounded two others at 7 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of W. Annsbury Street in Feltonville.

Police said he was shot four times in the chest, once in the stomach and once in the left arm.

A 29-year-old woman was shot in the right hip, and a 22-year-old man was struck in the left hand. Both were listed in stable condition, according to authorities.

Philadelphia’s 2021 homicide count is up to 125. At this time last year, the city had recorded 97 murders, representing a year-over-year jump of nearly 30%.

In what police are describing as a “suspicious death,” a 50-year-old man was found slumped over the wheel of an SUV at around 5 a.m. Tuesday on W. Coulter Street near Germantown Avenue in Germantown. The vehicle had crashed into a fire hydrant, investigators said.

Later in the morning, at 8 a.m., two people were taken to Temple University after shots were fired on the 2700 block of Helen Street in Kensington.

Police said a 33-year-old man was shot multiple times and another male between the ages of 17 and 19 was struck once in the lower back. Both were listed in “extremely critical” condition, according to authorities.

A 37-year-old man walked into Temple University Hospital after being shot four times in the right forearm and once each in the left hip and right buttocks at around 3 p.m. Tuesday on the 2700 block of W. Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia, police said.  He is expected to survive.

Less than an hour later, just before 4 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot four times, including once in the chest, near the corner of 5th and Luzerne streets in Hunting Park. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

In Kingsessing, a 71-year-old man was shot in the left thigh just before 2 p.m. Tuesday on the 5300 block of Pentridge Street. Authorities said he is in stable condition.

On Monday, just after 9 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot twice in the right leg inside a Chinese restaurant on the 2500 block of Ridge Avenue in North Philadelphia, police said.

He was rushed to Temple University Hospital and is expected to survive.

A 34-year-old woman was shot in the chest, buttocks and left thigh at around 8:30 p.m. Monday on the 200 block of E. Indiana Avenue in Kensington. Authorities said she was listed in critical condition.

In North Philadelphia, a man, described by police as around 30 years old, was shot multiple times in the legs and hands just before 6:45 p.m. Monday on the 1200 block of Parrish Street, police said. He was transported to Jefferson University Hospital in critical condition.

Earlier, at around 5 p.m., a shooting on the 6100 block of Carpenter Street in West Philadelphia left two men hospitalized.

A 41-year-old man sustained a wound to his right leg, and a 50-year-old man was shot in the left hand, authorities said. Both are expected to physically recover.

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