PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Philadelphia police are investigating multiple shootings that left at least five people injured Friday night and Saturday.
The city is no stranger to increases in weekend violence compared to weekdays, with recent weekends seeing several violent and fatal shootings.
At least 20 people were shot and four killed in separate shootings across Philadelphia over Easter weekend.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw responded to the incidents, tweeting, “The violence and trauma of these incidents extend beyond those directly affected and seep into the very fabric of our communities.”
Westford Road and Clarkson Avenue
The first of the weekend shootings took place on Friday night when a teenager was shot dead in an alley by two men in Olney, authorities say.
Chadwick St and Susquehanna Ave
Officers responded to the area Friday evening around 10:58 p.m. to a report of a shooting, according to police.
Authorities said officers found one victim with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and left leg.
He was taken to a local hospital where he was operated on in critical condition, police said.
Authorities say the shooting may have been the result of an argument, but the investigation is still ongoing.
Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue
Around 5:49 a.m. Saturday, officers from the 39th District responded to a local hospital emergency room to report that a man had been shot in the groin, police said.
Investigators say the man was waiting for a bus at Broad & Allegheny around 3am.
The 44-year-old victim was robbed by an unknown person and shot dead, authorities said.
The victim was taken to hospital and listed in stable condition, authorities said.
Police say a 33-year-old man was shot dead at a property in the 9400 block of Grant Avenue around 4:29 a.m. Saturday.
Authorities said the man was shot in the left leg and taken to hospital where he is in stable condition.[pitalwhereheisunstablecondition[pitalwhereheisinstablecondition
Hunting Park Avenue West
A man, 30, is in critical condition after being shot on the 100 block of Hunting Park Avenue at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, police say.
Authorities say the man was shot twice in the right shoulder and once in the abdomen.
No arrests were made and no weapons were recovered, authorities said.
Anyone with information about these cases can contact the Philadelphia Police Department anonymously by submitting a tip.