It happened just before midnight on the 4500 block of North 19th Street near Wingohocking Street in the city's Logan section.
The victims range in age from early 30s to mid-50s. All five men were hit by gunfire.
Police described the victims as follows:
- A 34-year-old man shot twice in the abdomen. Police transported him to Temple University Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
- A 53-year-old man was shot in the face. He was taken by private car to Temple University Hospital where he remains in stable condition.
- A 31-year-old man was shot one time in the left hand. He was taken by private car to Temple University Hospital where he remains in stable condition.
- A 45-year-old man was shot in the left forearm and the left foot. He was taken by police to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
- A 34-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder and the right pinky finger. He was taken by police to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
Police are still searching for the gunman. He was said to be wearing a red jacket at the time of the incident.
"At this point, we just believe there was one shooter, but we don't have any solid description of the shooter or exactly where the person came from or went," said Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Ben Nash. "There's no indication that there was a confrontation before, just that somebody walked up and started firing at people on the porch."
Police say they find themselves frequently in this section of the city due to continued violence.
"This is an area that has seen some gun violence and it's another sad indication of what's going on," said Nash.