2 dead, at least 11 shot — including six teens — since Saturday night in yet another violent Philly weekend
(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)--PHILADELPHIA PA (August 24, 2020)--The gang wars, shootings and homicides continued this past weekend in Philadelphia. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, six teenagers were shot, one fatally. The gunfire resumed late Sunday afternoon and ending the life of a 29-year-old man, police said.
In all, 11 people were shot this weekend, according to police.
In the fatal shooting Sunday morning, police said, a 16-year-old boy was shot outside on the 2200 block of West Diamond Street in North Philadelphia shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday and ran to the southwest corner of Van Pelt and Diamond Streets, where he collapsed.
Witnesses in a nearby car started to drive him to the hospital but flagged down a police officer while en route, police said. The officer took the victim, who was shot multiple times in the torso, to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:32 a.m., police said.
Police asked anyone with information to contact the homicide unit at 215-686-3334, call 911, or leave an anonymous tip at 215-686-8477.