Philadelphia weekend violence: 8 killed as at least 10 shootings break out across city

Another weekend began with violence in Philadelphia with three people shot and killed in just three and a half hours Saturday, as the deadly shootings continued into the late night hours of Sunday.

The weekend's first shooting saw a 37-year-old man turned up at Einstein Medical Center, suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand around 1 a.m.

The morning took a deadlier turn  when a 54-year-old man in East Germantown was shot and killed around 7 a.m. Within about two hours, a 33-year-old man was shot in the neck and killed in North Philly.

Police were called to Mill Creek around 9:15 a.m. on a domestic call, where a 58-year-old woman was found with stab wounds to the right side of her body. She is listed as stable at a local hospital. A person was arrested, and a weapon was recovered in that incident.


Police were back in East Germantown around 9:30 a.m. searching for the killer of a 45-year-old woman found shot to death inside a home.

The afternoon began with a 26-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed in West Oak Lane.

Then, a 14-year-old boy was injured after someone shot nearly 30 bullets at a home in Germantown. The boy was shot in the leg and hospitalized.

Saturday ended with another homicide in Ogontz as Sunday started with a deadly shooting in North Philadelphia. Police say two men, identified as 26-year-old Dashon Land and 22-year-old Tamere Mountcastle, were killed after being shot multiple times throughout the body.

Another two homicides brought Sunday to a close as police say a 48-year-old and 29-year-old man were shot and killed in less than two hours.

Active investigations are being carried out by detectives across Philadelphia for all eight shootings.


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