Man, 20, dies after being shot nearly a dozen times in Kingsessing quadruple shooting

Philadelphia police say a man was shot nearly a dozen times Wednesday afternoon when gunfire erupted in Kingsessing and injured three other young people, including a 19-year-old. 

Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the 5500 block of Kingsessing Avenue just after 4 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Police said one shooter is believed to have opened fire and fled the scene. 

Police said a 20-year-old was shot 11 times throughout the body and died at Penn Presbyterian Hospital. 

Officers drove a 29-year-old man who had been shot five times to the hospital where he was placed in "critical but stable" condition, according to an update from the department. 

55th and Kingsesssing Ave shooting

Reports of multiple people shot at South 55th and Kingsessing Avenue.

A 23-year-old and 19-year-old were each hospitalized with non-fatal gunshot wounds, police said.

Police say the victims were part of a group of roughly 10 people who had gathered in the area to honor a person who was shot and killed nearby last fall. 

No arrests were reported immediately following the shooting. 


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