While my esteemed partner, David Gambacorta, was off enjoying a much-needed reprieve, I was left to man the ship. But what a night he chose to take off! Four people were gunshot victims, one of whom died from his wounds.
One person is dead and three people are wounded in four separate shootings in the city last night. A 20-year-old man, who was not identified, was shot dead on Bouvier Street near Elston, in West Oak Lane, about 9 p.m., police said.
The man was shot once in the chest and was transported to the Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later. No weapon was recovered and police reported no motive or arrests.
Another man is in stable condition at Jefferson Hospital after being shot in South Philadelphia at 7:30p.m. An unknown assailant opened fire on him at 8th Street and Snyder Avenue, police said. Police reported no motive or arrests in the shooting. Around the same time, another shooting was taking place at 9th and Wolf streets in South Philly, in which a man was critically wounded, police said.
In yet another South Philly shooting, on 9th and Emily streets, police said a 15-year-old boy was shot once in the left side of the head about 6:30 p.m. He was taken to Jefferson Hospital where he’s listed in critical condition. Police believe the shootings are unrelated.
Know anything about these shootings or the identity of the perps? Call 215-686-TIPS or dial 911.