PHILADELPHIA - A 3-year-old was shot and wounded in West Philadelphia, a teenager was killed while attending a shooting victim's vigil in East Germantown and a young man was stuck over 10 times by gunfire. Philadelphia police say a spate of overnight shootings resulted in three deaths and several hospitalizations.
Officers responded to 2000 block of South 68th Street after a woman reported her grandson had sustained an unknown injury. Healthcare professionals later determined that the 3-year-old child sustained gunshot wounds to the bicep and hand. The child is reportedly in critical but stable condition at CHOP.
A preliminary investigation turned up no witnesses and police say there were no reports of gunshots at the time of the incident. No arrests have been made as authorities continue to investigate.
Elsewhere in the city overnight, a homicide in East Germantown punctuated Philadelphia's ongoing scourge of gun violence. Police say 17-year-old Hanif Poles was shot and killed while attending a vigil service for a shooting victim.
Homicide detective report Poles was found lying next to a car with multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. No arrests have been reported.
Officers in Strawberry Mansion responded to the 1700 block of North 31st Street around 8 p.m. where 33-year-old Daniel Robinson was shot multiple times in the chest. Robinson was taken by police to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Gun violence claimed another young life in West Philadelphia during the early morning hours. Police from Philadelphia's 18th district responded to the 6200 block of Christian Street around 8 a.m. where 25-year-old Lewis Hansford was fatally shot three times. Hansford was taken to Penn-Presbyterian Hospital where he died.
Police say four other people were wounded by gunfire overnight across Philadelphia, including a 20-year-old man who was reportedly hit by 11 bullets and another man who was hit by a stray bullet.
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