Shootings leave 3 dead, 4 injured during violent Thursday in Philadelphia

Gun violence in Philadelphia claimed the lives of three people and left four wounded in separate shootings throughout the city Thursday.

A 25-year-old man was left dead in the city's West Oak Lane neighborhood around 3:45 p.m. after he was shot once in the neck. 

Police were called to the second shooting on the 4000 block of Old York Road in Hunting Park shortly after 5:30 p.m. for a 20-year-old woman shot multiple times. She was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

A double shooting in North Philadelphia killed a 28-year-old man and wounded a 14-year-old boy just before 6 p.m. on the 900 block of Cambridge Street.

Police responded to a second double shooting in North Philadelphia at 20th and York streets at 6:14 p.m. Investigators say a 21-year-old man is in critical condition after in the jaw and thigh and an 18-year-old is in stable after being shot in the foot.

Around the same time, a 23-year-old man was shot on the 900 block of North 11th Street in North Philadelphia. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he died shortly before 8 p.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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Click here to find resources for victims of violence in Philadelphia.




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