Philadelphia shootings leave 2 dead, 4 injured including child

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Philadelphia shootings leave 2 dead, 4 injured including child
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Two people have died and four others were injured, including a young child, following four separate shootings in Philadelphia Monday evening.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Two people have died and four others were injured, including a 12-year-old boy, following four separate shootings in Philadelphia Monday evening.

Police say a 25-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times on the 2100 block of North 20th Street just before 5 p.m. in North Philadelphia.

Roughly an hour later, officers found a 25-year-old woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a living room at a residence located on the 5500 block of Crowson Street in Germantown.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Then around 7:30 p.m., police said three people were shot near the intersection of Levick and Akron streets.

Near the scene of the shooting, a man was found lying on the street suffering from a gunshot wound to the back in the 6400 block of Akron Street.

The other two victims were a husband and wife inside their car. Police say they drove to the area of 1700 Cottman Avenue when they were met by police at a gas station.

The woman was grazed in the shoulder.

The man was shot in the back of the head. He was taken to an area hospital and placed in critical condition.

Police believe the reason for the shooting stemmed from a car accident.

Around 8:02 p.m., police say a 12-year-old boy was shot in the arm and torso while inside a residence on the 5100 block of North 8th Street in Logan. They believe the bullet went through the boy's arm and into his abdomen.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and placed in stable condition.

Officers are still trying to figure out the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

"We're being told by staff at the hospital that this 12-year-old is in stable condition and police who arrived on location said the child was not even crying and was conscious, walking and talking, that's our number one priority. We want to find out exactly what happened," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police say several adults and young children, some younger than 10, were inside the home, but officers have not found any ballistic evidence.

"At this time we didn't find any gun nor did we find any ballistic evidence, any fragments, projectiles or spent shell casings. We didn't find anything at this time. So we're holding the house as a crime scene," said Small.

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

According to Philadelphia police crime data, there have been 14 homicides in the city as of Jan. 16 - the fewest as of this date since 2019.

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