3 dead and 2 injured during violent night in Philadelphia, police say – NBC10 Philadelphia

3 dead and 2 injured during violent night in Philadelphia, police say – NBC10 Philadelphia

A man, a woman and a teenager were killed and another man and another teenager were injured in five shootings in Philadelphia on the night of Wednesday into Thursday, police said.

The first shooting occurred on Wednesday, July 10, at 10:19 p.m. According to police, a 19-year-old man – later identified as Hashim Gardner – was riding a scooter along the 4600 block of Levick Street in the Tacony neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia when a suspect in the passenger seat of a dark-colored sedan opened fire.

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Gardner was shot multiple times and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:41 p.m.

The second shooting occurred at 10:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of West Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia. An 18-year-old man was outside his car after a multi-vehicle crash when a black sedan drove toward him. A person in the sedan then got out, pulled out a gun and opened fire on the 18-year-old, police said.

The teen was shot multiple times in the chest and the shooter fled the scene. The injured teen drove his car until he came into contact with police in the 100 block of West Erie Avenue. The teen was then taken to the hospital where he was in critical but stable condition.

Police are investigating after a man was shot in a four-vehicle crash in North Philadelphia on Wednesday evening.

The third shooting occurred at 12:18 a.m. Thursday in Northeast Philadelphia. Police were flagged down by a woman who told them a man had been shot at the Frankford Convenience Store in the 1500 block of Pratt Street. When they arrived at the store, officers found a 34-year-old man – who investigators said appeared to be an employee – with gunshot wounds to his left and right shoulders. Police also found an open cash register and several bills of currency next to his body, suggesting the motive for the shooting was robbery, investigators said.

The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 00:43.

Philadelphia police said a store clerk was found shot to death at a Frankford store early Thursday morning in what appears to be a robbery turned murder, NBC10’s Brenna Weick reports.

The fourth shooting occurred at 2:32 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Cumberland Street. A 31-year-old woman was shot in the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:42 a.m.

The fifth shooting occurred at 3:30 a.m. Police responded to the 4200 block of Westminster Avenue for a report of a person with a gun. When they arrived, they found a 30-year-old man with two gunshot wounds to his back. He was taken to the hospital where he is in critical but stable condition.

No arrests were made in any of the five shootings, and police have not released detailed descriptions of the suspects. A gun was recovered at the scene of the Westminster Avenue shooting. No weapons were recovered at the other four crime scenes, according to investigators.

If you have any information about any of the three homicides, please call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3334. If you have any information about the two non-fatal shootings, please call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-8270.

You can also submit an anonymous tip about any of the five shootings by calling or texting Philadelphia police at 215-686-TIPS (8477).

As of Thursday, there have been at least 135 murders in Philadelphia this year, according to police data. That’s 41% fewer than last year and the lowest homicide count since 2016.