Continuing to grip the city with agonizing violence, Philly thugs wounded eight people in seven shootings and a stabbing over the weekend.
Police said the reign of terror began on Monroe Street near 5th about 2:30 Saturday morning, when a 35-year-old man was stabbed once in the back of the head and once in the side of the neck.
He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
About 11 a.m. Saturday, a hail of bullets flew on Ditman Street near Gillingham in the Northeast after a gunman shot a 69-year-old man he had been attempting to rob.
The victim was taken to Frankford Hospital-Torresdale, where he was in stable condition.
Another shooting brought cops to Reach Street near Allegheny Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. A 24-year-old man was shot once in the face while sitting in a car, police said.
He was taken to Northeastern Hospital and then moved to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical condition.
A third weekend shooting brought investigators to 24th Street near Cumberland, North Philadelphia, at 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Police said an unidentified man was shot once in the left side of the chest.
He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical condition.
A fourth bullet-riddled crime scene unfolded a short time later at 10:30 p.m. on 9th Street near Sterner, in Kensington, where cops said a 20-year-old man was shot once in the left knee.
He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Cops said a fifth shooting occurred at 33rd Street near Latona, West Philadelphia, shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, when a 26-year-old man was shot once in the left side of the buttocks.
He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was in stable condition.
Ending their violent grip on the city this weekend, thugs hit the Adams Lane Bowling Alley on Foulkrod Street near Tabor Avenue, in the Northeast, shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Police said a 35-year-old woman was shot once in the left leg. She was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was in stable condition.