An overnight shooting incident in Philadelphia left 3 victims critical


Pensacola, Fl

Three men have been hospitalized in critical condition after an overnight shooting in Philadelphia.

Two men are in critical condition after a double shooting in Hunting Park.

Police say shots were fired near 12 North Street and West Lake at around 1:45 am.

Officers found a 41-year-old man wounded by two bullets.

Several casings of shells were found at the scene, including one that hit a parked truck.

Officers say a 59-year-old man, who fled the scene, collapsed a few blocks away on Broad Street and West Hunting Park Avenue.

Both men were taken to surgery at Einstein Hospital.

It is not clear if the two men knew each other, or what triggered the shooting. There were no reports of any arrests.

Police said they found a man shot on the ground and a cart on the sidewalk in the Strawberry Palace section of the city.

Officers responded to reports of shooting at Block 3000 of West Lehigh Street shortly before 2 a.m.

And 10 shell casings were found at the scene.

The victim is in critical condition. Investigation into this shooting is ongoing.

The shooting comes after several community protests against violence in the city, including one in South Philadelphia and one in Mantua.

The city is close to 300 murders during the year so far, with 298 people killed at this point in 2019, 224 people have been killed. The total number of murders that year was 356.

The numbers can pass that if the current pace continues. In 2007, the deadliest year to date, there were 391 murders.


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