4 killed, 10 injured in violent 24-hour period in Philadelphia

Overnight violence continues in Philadelphia as 22 shootings have been reported since last Monday. Most recently, during a 24-hour period spanning from Monday into Tuesday, 4 people have been killed in the city. 

Among those homicides, a woman was shot and killed inside a Kensington home. 

Police say the incident happened on the 1800 block of Clementine Street at approximately 1:30 a.m. 

A 57-year-old woman was found shot in her doorway and died in her home. She suffered one gunshot wound under her arm. She was pronounced dead at approximately 1:50 a.m. 

There is currently no suspect or description at this time.


In a separate incident, a 37-year-old man was shot in the face and multiples times throughout the body. The incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on the 2200 block of North Chadwick Street. 

Officials say the victim had a backpack with some drug paraphernalia on his person and that eight spent shell casings were found at the scene. 

Authorities are investigating whether or not that homicide was drug-related. 

 Prior to these overnight incidents, two men were killed in two separate incidents on Monday. 

A shooting in Strawberry Mansion left a 23-year-old man dead after he was shot multiples times in the leg, chin, and back. That shooting happened around 8 p.m. Monday evening.

Earlier that day, a drive-by shooting in Fern Rock left one man dead and five others injured. It happened around 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of North Broad Street and West Chew Avenue.  

Mayor Jim Kenney says the city councilmember who criticized his leadership on gun violence is a "finger pointer" which doesn’t solve the problems.

The mayor adds he was meeting with a federal official Monday afternoon, trying to win 10-of-millions of dollars to fight homelessness when the shooting happened.

Councilmember Cindy Bass, who represents the area, criticized the mayor Monday asking, "Where is our mayor? We need help. We need leadership. We need him here in this neighborhood in this community. We need it now."

Kenney after taking part in an award ceremony for a high-achieving city school Tuesday, said of Bass, "I was not aware of the shooting. She didn’t call me on the phone. She has my phone number I’m surprised she wouldn’t call me."

Gun violence is raging in Philadelphia and many U.S. cities. There have been 386 murders in the city outpacing last year’s numbers. On Chew Avenue, friends of shooting victim Steven Jones erected a memorial for the slain 26-year-old. A friend says he was the father of three and now they have three children to worry about.



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