How’s this for disturbing: six people have been shot in the city tonight — in less than an hour.
The trail of blood began on Crowson Street near Locust Avenue in East Germantown, where a 22-year-old man was shot in the hip at 6:59 p.m., said police Chief Inspector Scott Small.The victim, whose name was not released, was admitted to Albert Einstein Medical Center in stable condition.
At 7:44 p.m., three men were shot “in various parts of their bodies” on Provident Street near Limekiln Pike in Cedarbrook by two thugs who drove off in a Nissan Maxima, Small said.
Moments later, a fourth man was found shot in the hand on nearby Ogontz Avenue near 78th Avenue. That man told police he was shot by someone in a car, Small said, although it was unclear if it was the same gunman who was involved the Provident Street shooting. All four victims were admitted to Einstein in stable condition, Small said.
At about the same time as the Cedarbrook shooting unfolded, a 20-year-old man was shot in the head on a basketball court at 22nd and Jefferson streets in North Philly, Small said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was admitted to Temple University Hospital in critical condition. Investigators had no suspects or motives, Small said.