Violent weekend sees 4 shooting deaths, with 11 injured across Philadelphia, officials say

Philadelphia has seen an especially violent start to the weekend, as four people have lost their lives to shootings in a 24-hour span.

Early Saturday morning, around 2 a.m., 22nd District officers responded to the 1400 block of North Broad Street on the report of two men shot. Officers found a 20-year-old with gunshot wounds across his body. He died at Temple University Hospital. A 24-year-old man was shot twice in the leg. He was taken to Temple and treated.

Just a half hour later and just a brief three miles away on Boathouse Row, police found a 30-year-old man near a car riddled with bullets. The man had been shot multiple times. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Saturday evening, a 71-year-old grandfather was riding with his 5-year-old grandson in a car with a third person when the car was shot at a gas station at 61st and Passyunk, in Southwest Philadelphia. Police say more than 50 shots were fired. The child is stable while the grandfather is in critical condition.

More shots were fired just a couple of hours later inside a grocery story on North Broad Street, leaving one man shot in both knees and another man in custody.


Friday night saw two different men shot and killed, one in Kensington, in front of his home a little after 6 p.m. and the second, a 34-year-old man, was shot multiple times in Southwest Philly.

Additionally, two other men were shot on Friday, one in West Philadelphia who was taken to Lankenau and treated for his injuries, while a second was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital in a private vehicle after he was shot in the chest in an unknown location. That man was critically injured.


Sunday began with a double shooting as hundreds of teenagers and people in their early 20s gathered at a park in West Philadelphia hours after it closed. A man and woman were both struck by gunfire, with the woman in critical condition.

Sunday evening, a man and woman were both shot in North Philadelphia outside a home, with the woman suffering critical injuries. Police believe the man may have been the target of the shooting.

The weekend shootings follow an especially violent Thursday where two different triple shootings killed four people, including a 12-year-old.

The city has seen a grim milestone, surpassing 200 shooting homicides before July for the third year in a row.

All of the shootings are under investigation.


Tips can be submitted by calling 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847). Tips can also be submitted anonymously online, here. All tips are confidential.

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