Thursday, February 11, 2016

Police: 2 women wounded in Strawberry Mansion shooting

Police are investigating a shooting in the city's Strawberry Mansion section that left two women wounded -- one critically -- late Tuesday afternoon.

Police: 2 women wounded in Strawberry Mansion shooting

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Police are investigating a shooting in the city's Strawberry Mansion section that left two women wounded -- one critically -- late Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the victims, ages 22 and 24, were in a third-floor apartment on Diamond Street near 31st were shot at 4:18 p.m. The younger woman was wounded once in her neck and the older woman was hit once in each leg and once in the abdomen, according to investigators.

Both were taken to Temple University Hospital, where the woman shot in the neck was in critical condition. The other victim is stable, police said.

Police were looking for three men in connection with the shooting. One wore a black puffy jacket, dark jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt, the second wore tan pants, a black jacket and a white hat and the third wore a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Two fled east on Diamond Street from the apartment and one fled west, police said. A city surveillance camera at 31st and Diamond captured the alleged gunmen leaving the building, according to investigators.

No motive was established in the shooting Tuesday night, and police were still on the hunt for the shooters.

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