2 men latest victims in rash of shootings in N. Phila. neighborhood

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Two men were hospitalized after they were shot in North Philadelphia early Wednesday night, police said. The shooting happened near the same intersection where a mother and son were caught in the crossfire and wounded less than two weeks ago, and within a few blocks of several other recent shootings.

The men were on 10th Street near Parrish when shots rang out shortly before 5 p.m., police said. A 23-year-old man was hit once in his right shoulder, and a 26-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his face, according to police.

The 23-year-old was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in a private auto, and medics took the 26-year-old to the same hospital. Both were in stable condition, and the older man was treated and released Wednesday night.

Police said 12 9mm shell casings were found at the scene of the shooting.

The only description of the shooting suspects available was that four men in black hooded sweatshirts were seen fleeing the scene. Two ran through an alley toward nearby Reno Place, cops said, and the other two fled on 10th Street in a dark gray four-door vehicle.

The shooting happened about a block from where a 33-year-old woman was wounded by gunfire around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night near 10th and Brown streets. She was hit in the arm and hospitalized in stable condition.

It’s one of a rash of shootings in the area during the last few weeks, including another at the same intersection on May 6 in which a 15-year-old boy and his 36-year-old mother were wounded in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting.

Early Friday morning, a 27-year-old man was shot and critically wounded about five blocks away, on 7th Street near Spring Garden.

On May 2, a 39-year-old man was shot and wounded in what police said was a robbery at 9th and Brown, and in mid-April, a 52-year-old man was wounded by a stray bullet at the same intersection, police said.

It’s unclear what motivated the gunfire.

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