Nine people were shot in a 24-hour period in the city this weekend, including six people who were injured in two separate triple shootings, according to police.
The bloodshed began at 11:53 p.m. Friday, when an unknown person or persons opened fire on Parrish Street near 12th in North Philadelphia. Injured in that hail of gunfire was an 18-year-old man who was shot once in the buttocks and taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in stable condition; a 17-year-old boy who was shot once in the left hip and once in the back and was taken to the same hospital in critical condition; and a 19-year-old man who was shot in the right leg and chest and taken to Hahnemann in stable condition, police said.
Cops did not release a motive or suspects in the shootings.
Just hours later, at 3:38 a.m. Saturday on Cheltenham Avenue near 18th Street in West Oak Lane, three more people were hurt in a second triple shooting that also remains unsolved. Police said a 43-year-old woman was shot in both of her feet and taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in stable condition; a 30-year-old woman was shot once in her right foot and once in her abdomen and taken to Einstein in critical; and a 32-year-old man who was shot once in the right arm was taken to the same hospital in stable condition.