A fight in a Mayfair playground led to gunfire Friday night, leaving two men fighting for their lives after they were shot and critically wounded.
Police were called to Lower Mayfair Playground, at Robbins and Hawthorne streets, just after 9 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was in extremely critical condition around 10 p.m.
Police said they were unsure whether that man would survive his wounds.
A short time later, a second victim in the shooting, a 21-year-old man, was dropped off at Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia, Small said. That man had three gunshot wounds – one to the abdomen and one in each thigh – and was being transferred to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.