Shootings, stabbings across Philly leave 7 wounded


Four people were injured in separate shootings Thursday morning and afternoon in Philadelphia.

A 26-year-old was in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center after being shot twice in the thigh and once in the foot just before 2 p.m. outside on the 500 block of N. 56th Street in West Philadelphia, police said.

Less than two hours earlier, at around 12:15 p.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in the left hip on the 5600 block of W. Berks Street in Overbrook.

Authorities said he was being treated at Lankenau Medical Center but did not provide information on his condition.

In East Germantown, a 35-year-old man was shot several times at around 3:45 a.m. Thursday on the 6300 block of Milton Street, police said.

Officers rushed him to Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

Authorities said a 40-year-old man was seriously injured after being stabbed in the left shoulder and jaw at around 2 a.m. Thursday on the 4200 block of Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia.

Police took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical center in critical condition.

Early Thursday, just after 1:45 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery on the 1700 block of W. Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia, police said.

Nothing was taken, according to investigators, and the victim walked into Temple University Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right hand. He is expected to physically recover.

On Wednesday, just after 11 p.m., a 22-year-old man was stabbed in his left armpit on the 2400 block of S. Franklin Street in South Philadelphia, authorities said. His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

A 35-year-old man was shot in the neck and upper back at around 6 p.m. Wednesday on the 3700 block of N. 15th Street in the Tioga neighborhood. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Police did not report any arrests in the immediate aftermath of any of the incidents.

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