1 killed, 4 wounded in weekend shootings across Philadelphia

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Stephen Knight

A man was killed and four other people were wounded in separate shootings over the weekend around Philadelphia.

Police said four gunmen shot a 22-year-old man multiple times just before 11 p.m. Saturday in front of a Chinese restaurant on the 5400 block of Baltimore Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.

The victim was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he died a short time later, according to authorities. The PPD did not publicly identify him Sunday.

No arrests were made in the immediate aftermath of the killing. Investigators said preliminary information indicates that the four suspects left the scene in a dark-colored sedan with heavily tinted windows.

There have been 96 homicides in Philadelphia in 2024, down 38% compared to the same date in 2023, according to PPD data.

A 35-year-old man was in critical condition after he was shot in his left leg at around 3 a.m. Sunday on the 900 block of W. Russell Street in North Philadelphia, authorities said.

Police said a 42-year-old man was shot once in his left thigh just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday inside a deli on the 5200 block of Rising Sun Avenue in Olney. He was later listed in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center, authorities said.

In Tacony, just after 8:15 p.m. Saturday, someone shot a 48-year-old man in the arm at the corner of State Road and Princeton Avenue, investigators said. The victim was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries, the PPD said.

Early Saturday, at around 2:30 a.m., a bullet grazed a 29-year-old woman on the 100 block of W. Cheltenham Avenue in Oak Lane, authorities said. Police said she suffered a minor injury and declined medical attention.

The PPD did not report any arrests in connection with the shootings. Anyone with information is asked to call or text 215-686-TIPS (8477).

Counseling, peer support and victim advocacy services are available for victims, family members and others affected by gun violence. Go to metrophiladelphia.com/gun-violence-resources for more information.