3 killed in weekend shootings in Philadelphia

Steve Marroni

pennlive.com (TNS)

About 11 people were shot, three of them fatally, in a violent weekend in Philadelphia.

One of the injured includes a 10-year-old boy, who was grazed on the stomach by a bullet fired around 10 p.m. Saturday near Park Avenue and York Street in North Philadelphia, Action News 6 ABC is reporting.

He is in stable condition.

The shootings, which occurred within a 24-hour-period, mark a continuing rise in gun violence in the city, which Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw vowed to crack down upon last week by launching a new federal initiative, like adding more FBI agents to the Safe Streets Task Force, 6 ABC reports.

Among the weekend’s fatal shootings, a 34-year-old man was shot three times in the back of the head and once in the chest around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Oak Lane section, reports indicate.

A 20-year-old man was killed, and a 22-year-old man was injured and remains in critical condition after a double shooting that occurred around 10 p.m. Friday near Front and Champlost streets, according to reports.

And a 24-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times in the head and upper torso around midnight Saturday on the 2000 block of North Dauphin Street, reports indicate.

Those who were injured include a 32-year-old man who was shot multiple times on the 2200 block of West Toronto Street in North Philadelphia, reports indicate.

A 19-year-old man who was walking to a corner store around 4 a.m. Saturday on the 1400 block of South 4th Street was shot in the abdomen, according to reports.

Three men ranging in age from 21 to 33 are in stable condition after they were shot on the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, reports indicate.

And early Saturday afternoon, a 26-year-old was shot in the left leg on the 2500 block of Island Avenue, reports state.

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