Police say six people were shot around 4 p.m. on the 2700 block of North Howard Street in the city’s Kensington section.
A 20-year-old was shot one time in the chest. He was rushed to an area hospital and placed in critical condition.
Five other victims ranging in ages between 20-50 years old are all expected to survive after being injured in the shooting.
A man who didn’t want to be identified said he saw a car speed away after the gunfire. He said a shooting like this is devastating.
“Sad because I lost my brother to violence. I was 12 when it happened,” said the man.
No arrests have been made.
The gunfire continued on the 4600 block of Newhall Street where police say a suspect was shot after breaking into a home around 4:33 p.m.
Police say the 58-year-old male suspect was shot twice by someone inside the residence. The suspect was transported to the hospital where he is expected to survive.
Just before 8 p.m., police say a 29-year-old man was shot multiple times near Bambrey Street and Allegheny Avenue. He is expected to survive his injuries.
Inside a deli, police say they found a man shot multiple times around 8:21 p.m. It happened on the 2100 block of S. Broad Street. The male victim later died at the hospital. He was not been identified.
Also around 8 p.m., police say a 42-year-old man was shot on the 3200 block of Defense Terrace. He was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Anyone with any information in connection with these shootings is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
A total of 476 homicides have been recorded this year, according to Philadelphia police statistics.
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