3 men, 1 woman injured in Tioga-Nicetown shooting; Woman in critical condition

"Like the mom of the block, they call her Mother Teresa," said her neighbor.

Friday, April 7, 2023
4 injured in Tioga-Nicetown shooting: Philadelphia police
4 injured in Tioga-Nicetown shooting: Philadelphia police

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Four people were injured during a shooting in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section Thursday night.

It happened just before 9 p.m. on the 3700 block of North Carlisle Street.

Officials say three men and one woman were wounded, and they were all taken to Temple University Hospital.

Police say the first victim, a 40-year-old man, was shot twice in the leg. The second victim, a 25-year-old man, was shot three times, and a 34-year-old man was shot once in the hand.

All three men are in stable condition.

The woman, 62, was shot once in the chest and is now in critical condition.

Her neighbors told Action News they are heartbroken to hear she was hurt.

"She lets people sit on her step, she feeds people, she can help you out whenever you need something," said Amir Barr, the woman's neighbor. "Like the mom of the block, they call her Mother Teresa."

"I'm very upset, very upset," he continued. "I have three children, and sometimes I get a little skeptical about letting my son come outside and play on the porch. On the porch, not even on the street, on the porch."

Police are still investigating the scene.

There is no word yet on any suspects or arrests at this time.

This is the second major shooting to happen in the city on Thursday. In South Philadelphia, three people were shot and injured on South 22nd Street near Passyunk Avenue.

Officials say those three victims are in stable condition. No arrests were made in that incident.