Man killed in Juniata Park double shooting, police say, as gun violence rages

Authorities are investigating after a young man was killed during a double shooting Saturday night in Juniata Park.

Officers from Philadelphia's 24th district responded to the 900 block of East Hunting Park Avenue around 4 p.m. for reports of shots fired. 

Police say a 26-year-old man suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the chest. He was taken to Temple University Hospital by police and pronounced dead.

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A second victim, age 53, was also taken to Temple Hospital in stable condition.

Detective recovered a weapon at the scene but no arrests have been made, according to police.

The deadly shooting marks the second homicide on Saturday. Three other men were also injured in acts of gun violence across the city, including a 53-year-old man who police say is fighting for his life after being shot twice in the back in North Philadelphia.


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