Saturday, August 30, 2014
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One dead, four others wounded in overnight shootings

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed, and four others were wounded during a violent seven-hour period across the city, police said.

One dead, four others wounded in overnight shootings

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed, and four others were wounded during a violent seven-hour period across the city, police said.

The fatal shooting was reported around 5 a.m. Police said a 21-year-old man arrived at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was declared within the hour. Police did not release the victim's name and investigators are still looking for the scene of the shooting.

Police also responded to a double shooting in North Philadelphia around 10:18 Saturday night. A 28-year-old man was shot once in the stomach and a 29-year-old man was hit once in the hand on 2nd Street near Susquehanna Avenue. Both victims were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and listed in stable condition. The 28-year-old was later transferred to Hahnemann Hospital.

Also, shortly after midnight, a 21-year-old man was shot once in the buttocks on Cheltenham Avenue near 20th Street in the city's West Oak Lane section, police said. He was rushed to Aria Health's Torresdale campus in stable condition.

A fourth shooting was reported on Allegheny Avenue near 21st Street in Tioga around 2 a.m. Police said a 50-year-old man was shot once in the left foot. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

No arrests were reported in any of the shootings.

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