Weekend violence leaves 4 injured across Philadelphia

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TERRANCE TAZWELL / File

Four people were wounded in separate shootings and stabbings Saturday across Philadelphia.

On Saturday night, just after 11:15 p.m., a 38-year-old man was stabbed four times inside a house on the 3100 block of Reach Street in Kensington, police said.

He was hospitalized in stable condition with wounds to his arm and both of his legs, according to authorities. No one was arrested in the immediate aftermath of the stabbing.

Earlier, at around 10:30 a.m., a 51-year-old man came into Penn Presbyterian Medical Center with two gunshot wounds to his leg, investigators said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Police said the shooting occurred on the 5400 block of Spruce Street in West Philadelphia. No arrests have been reported.

Someone dropped off a man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen at Temple University’s Episcopal Campus at around 6:40 a.m. Saturday, according to the PPD. The victim, whom authorities described as a man in his 30s, was in critical condition, and police did not initially know where the shooting happened.

Officers investigating the incident received information that the suspected shooter was on the 2100 block of Cambria Street in Kensington, police said. When they arrived, the man barricaded himself inside a house just after 11:15 a.m. Saturday, the PPD said.

After about 45 minutes, a SWAT team entered the property and arrested the suspect, police said. Authorities did not release any further information.

A 28-year-old man was hospitalized after he was stabbed six times just after 3:15 a.m. Saturday on the steps of a home on the 2000 block of E. Pacific Street, also in Kensington, according to investigators.

He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said. No one was apprehended at the scene.

Anyone with information about any of the weekend’s violence is asked to call or text police at 215-686-TIPS (8477).

The most recent PPD data, updated through April 21, shows that the number of shooting incidents is down 41% compared to the same date last year, while overall violent crime has decreased nearly 14% year-over-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.