Gun violence kills 1, injures 6 in 3.5 hours in Philadelphia

Between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police say 7 people were shot in 5 different locations in Philadelphia.
May 14, 2014 6:49:51 AM PDT
Between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police say 7 people were shot in 5 different locations in Philadelphia.

Two of the shootings were double shootings and one of them was fatal.

The homicide happened in Hunting Park at 6:20 p.m.

Investigators say a 19-year-old man was shot in the back in the 400 block of Courtland Street. He died at the hospital. That case and the motive remain under investigation.

In Southwest Philadelphia, a 34-year-old man remains in critical condition after being shot in the face at the Four Points Sheraton around 7:00 p.m.

Family members had come in from out of town for a birthday celebration.

Police say all was going well until the father of a 1-year-old child showed up at the party.

Investigators say the man, from Germantown, hadn't been involved in the child's life, and relatives of the baby's mother were upset that he was there. A confrontation ensued.

Police say a family member was trying to calm the father down when the father pulled out a gun and shot him in the face.

The gunman fled but is now in police custody.

Of the 3 other shootings that took place in that 3.5 hour period, 2 happened in West Philadelphia and 1 in Strawberry Mansion.

At least two men from those incidents are hospitalized in critical condition.

All the shootings remain under police investigation.