5 people injured in 3 separate shootings

September 21, 2009 6:36:16 PM PDT
The shootings happened in the Germantown, Kensington and Nicetown-Tioga neighborhoods

The first shooting rang out at 7:00 p.m. along the 5600 block of McMahon Street in Philadelphia's Germantown section.

Three men have been hospitalized. One man was shot in the arm, one in the side and one in the butt.

None of the injuries appear life threatening and police say they are all deemed prisoners.

Police are looking for the shooter.

No word yet on a motive and no word yet on why the men are prisoners.

Police were called to another shooting around 7:30 p.m. in the Kensington section.

It happened along the 2600 block of North Lawrence Street near Norris Street.

Police say a man in his 40's was shot in the chest. He is critical condition.

Then around 9:00 p.m. gunfire erupted along the 4500 block of North Bouvier Street in the Nicetown-Tioga section.

A man was shot at least one time in the abdomen.

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