Three teens injured in North Philadelphia shooting


Four teenagers were wounded in a pair of shootings Monday night in North Philadelphia, authorities said.

Three young people were hospitalized in critical condition after gunfire erupted at around 9:15 p.m. on the 2000 block of N. 19th Street, according to police.

Investigators said a 14-year-old girl was shot in her hand and left arm, and a 15-year-old boy was struck several times in his back and legs. The third victim, also a 15-year-old boy, was hit in the hip area.

Earlier, just after 6 p.m. Monday, officers found a 17-year-old boy with 9 gunshot wounds on the 3900 block of N. 7th Street in the Hunting Park neighborhood, police said.

He was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

More than 90 children under the age of 18 have been shot this year, accounting for about 10% of the total number of shooting victims, according to gun violence data from the City Controller’s Office.

Elsewhere, someone shot a 42-year-old man multiple times in the head at around 11 a.m. Tuesday on the 2900 block of N. Broad Street in North Philadelphia, investigators said. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. No arrests have been made.

A 20-year-old man was shot several times at around 8 p.m. Monday on the 3500 block of N. Smedley Street in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia, authorities said. He was in critical condition at Temple University Hospital following the shooting.

Detectives were also investigating three separate stabbings reported Tuesday morning in Kensington.

Police said a 54-year-old man was found stabbed at around 9 a.m. inside a first floor apartment on the 3300 block of Kensington Avenue. He was hospitalized with a wound to his lower back and is expected to survive.

A 23-year-old man walked into Episcopal Hospital just after 4:15 a.m. Tuesday with a stab wound to his left shoulder, investigators said. He told authorities he had been stabbed on the 3000 block of B Street.

His injuries are also not considered life-threatening.

About 30 minutes earlier, someone stabbed a 27-year-old man twice in the back at the corner of Kensington Avenue and Cambria Street, police said. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

A police spokesperson said there was no initial indication that the stabbings were related.

No arrests were reported in the immediate aftermath of any of the recent incidents.