Police identify 5 people killed during violent weekend in Philadelphia

The victims ranged in age from 14 years old to 34 years old.

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Monday, March 6, 2023
5 killed over an 8-hour span across Philadelphia this weekend
Police said there were a total of seven people shot over an eight-hour span from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Two teenagers, including a 14-year-old, were among five people killed in Philadelphia during an outbreak of gun violence over the weekend.

In fact, police said there were a total of seven people shot over an eight-hour span from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

So far, no arrests have been made in any of the homicides.

Overbrook shooting leaves 14-year-old dead

The 14-year-old male was shot twice in the chest around 8:26 p.m. Saturday in the 6000 block of Haddington Lane in Overbrook.

He was taken to Lankenau Hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

The teen has been identified as Anthony Pinkney from the 1800 block of South Cecil Street.

2 killed in West Philadelphia shooting

Two men were shot and killed in West Philadelphia just a few minutes later.

Both were shot multiple times on the 6000 block of Sansom Street.

They have been identified as 34-year-old Terrell White from the 5800 block of Chestnut Street and 24-year-old as Marquan Fox from the 100 block of South 61st Street.

Both victims died at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Multiple people were killed in separate shootings on Saturday night in Philadelphia, including a 14-year-old.

"It's not the world, it's the people. We got to come together and stop this. It's our neighborhoods," said one West Philadelphia neighbor. "I've lived around here like 15 years now; the neighborhood has definitely gotten worse."

Gunfire leaves 19-year-old dead

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the 3700 block of North Carlisle Street in Tioga-Nicetown around 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim, identified as Samir Burton, lives on the same block where the shooting occurred.

Man shot multiple times in North Philly

And early Sunday morning, police say a man died after he was shot eight times.

It happened around 4 a.m. in the 2500 block of North Franklin Street in North Philadelphia.

He was found with eight gunshot wounds to the head, neck and chest.

The victim, 22-year-old Shemar Berryman from the 5800 block of McMahon Street, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

SEE ALSO: Mom shot after child finds gun outside, brings it inside Olney home, police say

A mother is recovering after being shot by her 6-year-old child in the Olney section of Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, a mother is recovering after she was shot by her 6-year-old child around 11 p.m. Saturday in the city's Olney section.

Police say the child found the weapon outside and brought it into the home.

In another non-fatal shooting Saturday, police say an 18-year-old man is recovering after he was shot multiple times around 11:35 p.m. on the 1100 block of West Venango Street.

Officers are still searching for several suspects in connection with these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

According to Philadelphia police data, there have been at least 76 homicides recorded this year.

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