Weekend gun violence in Philadelphia leaves 2 dead, multiple others injured

In one incident, a man was killed after a quadruple shooting broke out in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Monday, June 3, 2024
2 dead, multiple others injured after weekend of gun violence in Philadelphia
2 dead, multiple others injured after weekend of gun violence in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A weekend of chaos and gun violence in Philadelphia has left at least two people dead and multiple others injured.

The first incident happened on Friday just after 11:30 p.m. on South 58th Street.

In that incident, officers say a 29-year-old man was shot several times. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

No arrests have been made in that case.

The next shooting happened just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the 1000 block of West Hunting Park Avenue.

Police say a 28-year-old man was shot twice in the stomach. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Residents around the city say they despise the ongoing violence.

"Philadelphia ought to be ashamed of herself, really. We are not the City of Brotherly Love. We don't seem to know how to get this together," said Maurice Massenburg, who has lived in the city his whole life.

"It's disgraceful," Massenburg added.

In the next incident, a man was killed after a quadruple shooting broke out in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Man killed in quadruple shooting in Cobbs Creek

It happened on the 900 block of 58th Street at Baltimore Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Officers responded to the scene for reports of a person with a weapon.

Upon arrival, police learned that two shooting victims were transported to a hospital in private vehicles.

The first victim, a 23-year-old man, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the hospital.

The second victim, a 20-year-old man, was listed in stable condition after being shot in the leg.

Officers say the last two victims, both 20-year-old women, were shot multiple times and listed in stable condition.

Investigators are trying to figure out if anyone was targeted. So far, no arrests have been made in this case.

A short time later, police began investigating what is believed to be a road rage shooting that left one person dead in Southwest Philadelphia.

It started just after 11 p.m. Satruday on the 2400 block of South 62nd Street.

Apparent road rage shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 others injured

Officers were called to the scene for reports of a person with a gun, and upon arrival, police found three shooting victims.

The first victim, a 21-year-old man, was shot multiple times and was later pronounced dead. The second victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot once and is in stable condition.

The third victim, another 22-year-old man, was shot multiple times and is listed in critical condition.

Investigators say the incident became violent after a car crash involving a suspect and the three victims.

"It appears parties from both vehicles had guns, at some point, one of those people began firing at the others," said Inspector D.F. Pace.

It is unclear what led to the crash. Police say a male suspect is in custody for this incident.

"It just repeats itself. We don't seem to hear the alarm. What are these young people thinking of? Life is precious. God gave it to us and we just throw it away," Massenburg commented.

Three people were also shot in Philadephia's Center City Sunday night.

The shooting happened at 11th and Ludlow street sat around 11:30 p.m., according to police. The area isn't far from Jefferson hospital and the Fashion District.

Investigators said at least four shots were fired from a 9mm gun.

Police said a 22-year-old man was shot twice in the arm, a 53-year-old woman was hit in the knee, and a 42-year-old woman was shot in the pelvis and arm.

The woman was taken to Jefferson Hospital in critical condition.

Advocates with the Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN) are concerned over gun violence in the city and worry it may get worse as the weather gets warmer.

"If you're having a problem, call PAAN. We can try to solve it for you in a respectable manner, where you don't have to worry about going to jail or harming someone," said Harold Boswell, an advocate with PAAN.

He says PAAN is trying hard to keep others from having to experience gun violence.

"It's sad man. These families have to deal with this trauma," Boswell noted.

Boswell and city residents are now hoping that local leaders will step up before it's too late.

"It's time for Philadelphia to get a reality check," said Massenburg.

Anyone with information on any of these shootings is asked to contact the police immediately.

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