One dead man after a gunman opened fire on a group in Philly; 11 shots


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Gun violence in Philadelphia is escalating at a record pace as police investigate more shootings. Since 2 pm, 11 people have been shot, including three children.

Police say one man was killed and four others were wounded after a gunman in a white truck opened fire on a group of people.

It happened around 4 pm. On 30th Street and Cumberland in the Strawberry Mansion section of town.

Action News has learned that five victims, between the ages of 15 and 24, were wounded in the shooting.

Police say an 18-year-old man was shot twice in the head. He later died in hospital.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the right leg. He is listed in critical condition at the district hospital.

A 24-year-old man and a 20 and 21-year-old man were injured in the shooting. There was no immediate word on the conditions of the three victims.

Neighbor Kwale Hunton says that given the current state of gun violence in Philadelphia, this is now normal.

“You can’t go anywhere, not even walk to work anymore because you’re afraid because you think you’ll be killed,” Hunton said.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Daniel Ottlaw called for more prosecutions at all levels.

“A lot of these people that we see are repeat criminality and this isn’t the first time they’ve shot someone. We all in the criminal justice system have to make sure we pay attention to these cases.”

The shooting is the latest in a string of crimes.

Two children were killed in a separate shooting earlier in the day, and at least 13 people were injured in a series of shootings.

Here’s a look at the shootings under investigation since 2 p.m.:

Murder on 8th Street

Philadelphia Police say a man died in the Logan Department of the city. The shooting took place around 6:30 pm. On the 5000 plot of North 8th Street.

Police say a man was shot in the chest while he was in a car. He was later pronounced dead.

Peach Street shooting

Police say a 15-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder around 2:22 pm. In Building 100 of Beach Street. The boy is listed in critical condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Shot on 38th Street

A 27-year-old man was shot in the neck and back around 3:30 pm. Police said Building 700 was from North 38th Street.

He was taken to hospital with severe injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

Front street shooting

Two men were shot dead around 6:39 pm. On Front and Clearfield Streets in the Fairhill section of town.

Police say a 45-year-old man was shot in the chest and later died in hospital. A 20-year-old man is in stable condition after being hit by a bullet in the right leg.

The Kensington shooting

Police say a 12-year-old boy was shot at around 12:15 in the afternoon. At No. 2100 of North 5 Street.

Police said the boy was shot in the wrist and is currently in stable condition.

No arrests were made in connection with these shootings.


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