Weekend shootings leave 1 dead, 7 injured


A man was killed and at least seven other people were wounded in separate shootings over the weekend in Philadelphia.

Just before 10:45 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a shooting at a house on the 2100 block of N. 24th Street in North Philadelphia, according to authorities.

They found a 41-year-old man who had been shot multiple times, police said. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

The PPD has not publicly identified the victim, and no arrests were made in the immediate aftermath of the homicide.

In Olney, a 20-year-old man was shot at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday while riding inside a car that was traveling on the 5200 block of N. 5th Street toward Roosevelt Boulevard, investigators said.

Detectives believe the suspect got out of a black vehicle and approached the victim’s car before firing a single shot that entered the man’s left leg and exited through his right leg, authorities said. The victim was taken to Einstein Medical Center and is expected to survive, according to police.

A 16-year-old boy showed up at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at around 2:15 a.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound to his arm, the PPD said. His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. Investigators said they are not sure where the shooting happened.

Police said a 28-year-old man was grazed by a bullet following an argument early Sunday morning at a Hunting Park corner store.

He was involved in a verbal argument with three men inside a business at 6th and Luzerne streets, according to investigators. The altercation spilled outside, and one of the suspects opened fire, striking him in the hip, authorities said. Officers took the man to Temple University Hospital for treatment, the PPD said.

Two teenagers were injured when gunfire erupted at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night on the 5900 block of Spruce Street in West Philadelphia, police said.

A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian after he was shot in the hip, authorities said. The other victim, an 18-year-old girl, was shot in her left leg and later listed in stable condition, according to police.

About 15 minutes earlier, at 11:15 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot once in his abdomen on the 2700 block of Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia, authorities said.

Investigators said he was walking toward a car when he got into an argument with two men. The altercation became physical, police believe, and one of the suspects pulled out a silver gun and pulled the trigger.

The victim was taken to Penn Presbyterian in critical condition, according to the PPD.

On Saturday afternoon, at around 1:15 p.m., someone shot a 40-year-old man in his leg on the 1600 block of N. Redfield Street in Overbrook, police said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

No arrests were reported in the immediate aftermath of any of the shootings. Those with information are asked to call or text police at 215-686-TIPS (8477).

PPD data, updated through June 2, shows that the total number of shooting victims is down about 45% compared to the same date last year.

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.