Saturday, December 27, 2014

Two people killed, several injured during weekend shootings

Two people were killed and several others injured during four separate shootings Saturday night and early Sunday.

Two people killed, several injured during weekend shootings

Two people were killed and several others injured during four separate shootings Saturday night and early Sunday.

The first shooting occurred at about 6 p.m. Saturday on Oxford Street near 18th, in North Philadelphia. Police said the shooting occurred near a convenience store on the corner of 18th and Oxford. A 22-year-old man was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital by private car with gunshot wounds to his left cheek, neck, lower back and inner thigh. He was later transported to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical condition.

The second incident happened near 7th and Clearfield streets in North Philadelphia around 11 p.m. A 19-year-old man told police he was standing on the northeast corner with a 22-year-old man when an unknown black man wearing a white hoodie or white baseball cap began shooting at him. The 19-year-old was struck once in the elbow and taken to the hospital in stable condition.

During the same shooting, a 37-year-old male was struck once in the groin area and taken to the hospital in critical condition. A third victim, an employee inside the New Hong Kong takeout restaurant, was hit by shattered glass when a bullet went through the wood panel. He declined medical treatment.

The third shooting happened near Harrowgate Plaza at I and Tioga streets around 2:35 a.m. Sunday. Police responded to the scene and found a 24-year-old man inside a blue GMC Yukon with a gunshot wound to the head. He was declared dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Minutes later, officers responded to a shooting on Penn Street near Arrott, in Frankford. They found a 31-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his left side. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was declared dead. His name has not been released.

Police do not have a motive or suspects in any of the incidents.

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