Violent weekend leaves 5 people in critical condition from shootings that erupted across Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - Weekend gun violence has surged once again in Philadelphia as four separate shootings leave five people fighting for their lives Sunday morning.
First shots rang out during a double shooting on Lancaster Avenue in Powelton just before midnight. A 39-year-old man is in extremely critical condition after being struck seven times throughout the body; and 31-year-old is in critical condition from a single shot.
About an hour later, police found a car with two bullet holes through the window on the 3400 block of Grays Ferry Avenue. The 32-year-old male victim later showed up at a local hospital with gunshot wounds to the head, neck and shoulder; and is said to in extremely critical condition.
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A shooting inside a PATCO underground station left another victim in extremely critical condition. The 36-year-old man was struck in the leg and chest at the 15th and Locust station around 3 a.m. He was transported to the hospital by police.
Early morning violence came to an end with a shooting in Kensington around 5 a.m. A 30-year-old man was shot in the back of the head and neck near Ruth Street and Hart Lane. He is in critical condition at a local hospital.
No arrests have been made in any of these shootings, and no weapons recovered. Several investigations are underway.