Police investigate Kensington homicide and double shooting hours apart

Just blocks away from a fatal shooting, a man and a woman were shot a few hours later.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
Police investigate double shooting in Kensington
A teen and a man were injured in a double shooting in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Detectives are investigating two double shootings, one deadly, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

Police were called around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of East Lippincott Street.

Arriving officers found a 23-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest, abdomen and legs.

SEPTA police took him to Temple University Hospita where he was pronounced dead.

A second shooting victim, a 40-year-old man, arrived at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital by a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to his back.

He was treated and released from the hospital.

Police say 15 shell casings were found at the scene of the shooting.

Just blocks away from that scene, a male teenager and a woman were shot a few hours later.

It happened at Kensington Avenue and East Orleans Street shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Police say a 20-year-old woman was shot in the knee and backside. She was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

A 17-year-old male was shot in the backside. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

There have been no arrests in either case.