Monday, August 31, 2015

Violent weekend leaves 15 shot, 4 dead

Among the victims of a violent weekend that left four dead and at least 11 others wounded in shootings across the city from Friday afternoon until Sunday night were three women and a 10-year-old boy.

Violent weekend leaves 15 shot, 4 dead

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Among the victims of a violent weekend that left four dead and at least 11 others wounded in shootings across the city from Friday afternoon until Sunday night were three women and an 11-year-old boy.

The violent weekend started late Friday afternoon when a 25-year-old man died of several gunshot wounds throughout his body from a shooting shortly before 5 p.m. on Yewdall Street near Woodland Avenue in Kingsessing. He was the first of four weekend homicide victims.

Also in West Philadelphia on Friday night, a 32-year-old man was shot in the back at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue in Parkside. That man was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Around the same time as that shooting, an 11-year-old boy suffered a graze wound in North Philadelphia at 11th and Norris streets around 10 p.m.

Less than two blocks from the scene of that shooting and almost exactly 24 hours later, cops said, a 41-year-old woman was shot in the back and side on Marvine Street near Susquehanna Avenue. In that shooting, police had a man in custody and recovered a weapon, investigators said, but no charges had been filed as of Sunday.

Not long before that shooting, a 35-year-old man was fatally shot in the side of the head on Woodlawn Street near Chew Avenue in East Germantown. He was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center at 10:08 p.m., cops said. Police are unsure what motivated that shooting.

Just before midnight Saturday night, police said, a 30-year-old man was shot once in the chest at Pennway and Garland streets in Crescentville. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and listed in stable, and no arrests were made.

At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, cops said, a gunman opened fire on people outside a house party in Brewerytown, on Thompson Street near 29th, wounding two women and three men, one of whom took a bullet to the abdomen and remained in critical condition at Temple University Hospital on Sunday. The other victims suffered non-life-threatening wounds.

Less than three hours after that shooting, a 22-year-old man was shot dead inside a house on 6th Street near Lindley Avenue in the city’s Olney section around 5 a.m. Cops said they believe they know who shot that man but haven’t yet made an arrest.

The Olney homicide comes on the heels of threats against police in that area and neighboring Logan in which authorities said gang members claimed they were going to kill a police officer in retaliation for a fatal police-involved shooting at 2nd Street and Nedro Avenue last Sunday morning. It’s unclear if the shootout that sparked the police-involved shooting last weekend was related to this weekend’s homicide.

On Sunday night, a man showed up at Albert Einstein Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the face and was pronounced dead at 7:41 p.m. there. Police were looking into the possibility that that man may have been shot in Springfield Township, Montgomery County.

Just after 9 p.m. Sunday, two men were shot on Carver Street near Loretto Avenue in Summerdale, bringing the weekend count of shooting victims to at least 15. In that shooting, police said they believe one of the victims was an innocent bystander.

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