The New Year has not stopped gun violence across Philadelphia as police have reported 10 shootings, including three murders, that occurred in the early hours of 2021.
Police in South Philadelphia said a man was shot dead in Building 100 on West Retner Street just minutes after midnight. The victim, a 37-year-old man, was injured in the groin and died in Jefferson Hospital shortly before 1 a.m. The victim was later identified as Rudolf Ebinger. Police said that investigators have arrested the murders.
Investigators say two other men were fatally wounded in less than 20 minutes in gunfire across the city.
Philadelphia Police Inspector Derek Wood tweeted that a 26-year-old man died after being shot in the head and body at 2500 Street South 66th Street before 4:30 a.m. minutes later, in North Philadelphia, police at Temple Hospital said with injuries. Serious gunshot wounds and later died.
Before midnight, police said two men were shot dead while driving on the Schuylkill highway, causing their car to crash and topple over its roof. On Friday, investigators said a 19-year-old boy was expected to survive despite being shot 11 times. A 20-year-old passenger is also settled with a gunshot wound.
Further violence erupted in North Philadelphia overnight as the New Year’s morning shootings occurred blocks away from more gunfire on New Year’s Eve. Police say a 46-year-old man was shot in the foot around 10:30 pm. In the 1900 building of North 9th Street. Hours later, a 19-year-old shot his hip at 1100 Montgomery Street, and both are expected to recover. A third person shot in North Philadelphia is expected to survive he walked to Temple Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back and leg.
Meanwhile, in the city center, police reportedly arrested a suspect after a 22-year-old woman was shot twice in the arm and hip inside an apartment. This was the only shooting of the night as the police managed to apprehend a suspect.
Police reported two stabbing incidents in Center City and North Philadelphia, as part of the violence. Both victims, a 24-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, are expected to recover, according to police.