Woman, 2 men hit by gunfire in Kensington

KENSINGTON (WPVI) -- Five people were shot in separate incidents between two Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Of those victims, there were hit around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2800 block of North Swanson Street in Kensington.

According to police, at least 15 shots were fired from two guns.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the back. A 21-year-old female was shot in the leg, and a 36-year-old man was shot twice in the leg.

All the victims were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

One victim was released a short time later.

As the investigation got underway, police stopped a vehicle near the scene.

"The operator of that vehicle, a female, was acting suspicious," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. "So right now we are holding that vehicle as part of the scene, and detectives are questioning the female, who was seen driving from the scene of this triple shooting."

Officers also found a bicycle at the scene. Police believe it belongs to one of the victims.

Meanwhile, two men were shot in the Summerdale section.

Officers first found a 19-year-old man shot in the back around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in an alleyway on the 5900 block of Palmetto Street.

About a half hour later, police responded just blocks away to the 500 block of Sanger Street, where they found another 19-year-old man who had been shot in the leg.

The victim told police he was also hit by the earlier gunfire on Palmetto Street.

The first victim was rushed by private auto to Jeanes Hospital and then transferred to Temple University Hospital.

He is in stable condition.

The second victim is also in stable condition. Both victims are expected to survive.

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