A String of Philadelphia Shootings Leaves Ten Wounded and 3 Dead

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Image via Getty/Kriston Jae Bethel/AFP
Image via Getty/Kriston Jae Bethel/AFP

Philadelphia police say at least three people were killed in citywide Labor Day weekend shootings.

According to WPVI-TV, a total of 10 people—including those killed—were wounded Saturday morning in eight separate shootings; the first of which reportedly took place after 1 a.m. Saturday near Chew Avenue and Locust Street in the Germantown neighborhood. Police say the 26-year-old victim was transported to Einstein Medical Center and remains in stable condition.

More than two hours later, two other men were shot and killed in the Kingsessing area. The 39-year-old victim suffered multiple gun wounds throughout the body and died about a half hour later at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Authorities say the second victim was a 20-year-old man who was shot in the back of the head. Emergency personnel declared him dead at the scene. Authorities have yet to make an arrest in connection to the double homicide.

Say a third person was fatally shot a little after 6:30 a.m. in Hunting Park. The 45-year-old man was pronounced dead at Temple Hospital at 6:47 a.m. The shooting remains under investigation.

Other victims included a 29-year-old woman who was shot in the face inside a home in Tacony. Police say the shooting was carried out by the father of her child, but have yet to provide additional details about what led to the incident. The woman is said to be in critical, but stable condition.

A 33-year-old man was also shot in the hip during an attempted robbery in Kensington. He reportedly walked to Temple shortly after being wounded and is said to be in stable condition.

Other surviving victims included a 45-year-old man who showed up at Einstein Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds; a 30-year-old who was shot in the neck; as well as a 29-year-old and 59-year-old who were shot in North Philadelphia right before 5 a.m.

Those with information about the shootings are urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department. Tips can also be submitted by calling 215.686.TIPS (8477) or texting 215.686.TIPS (8477).

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