Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Two wounded in S. Philly shooting

A busy South Philadelphia street corner served as the familiar backdrop to another double shooting today.

Two wounded in S. Philly shooting

A busy South Philadelphia street corner served as the familiar backdrop to another double shooting today.
At least 10 bullets were fired during a shoot-out between two young men that apparently started on Dudley Street near 20th about 5:20 p.m., police said.
The thugs kept firing as their gun battle moved south on 20th Street, and one slug struck a 31-year-old man in the right leg as he stood at the corner of 20th and Snyder Avenue, police said.
“He’s partially deaf. He sweeps the sidewalks for some of the businesses around here,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said of the victim earlier, as a chilly breeze swept across the intersection.
“He’s an innocent victim in all of this.”
Also wounded was an 18-year-old man who was struck in the right hand.
“We believe he might have been the intended target,” Small said. “He’s not being cooperative with us at all.”
Both victims were taken by police to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. They were listed in stable condition, Small said.
The gunmen, described as black males in their late teens, wearing blue hoodies, ran from the scene, Small added.
Both victims were wounded at almost the exact spot literally inches from the spot where two women, ages 27 and 24, were struck by gunfire on April 19.
In that case, police determined the women — one of whom was carrying a 2-month-old infant — were innocent victims who were shot while standing in front of the Sun King House takeout shop.
Police later charged a 22-year-old man, Sharief Durbin, with wounding the women; he apparently had been firing at another man, officers said.
The motive for yesterday’s shooting was unknown. There appeared to be no connection to last week’s shooting, an investigator said.
Anyone with information about yesterday’s case can contact South Detectives at 215-686-3013 or -3014.

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