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Shootings on South Street and in Old City add to another violent weekend in Philadelphia – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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At least five people were injured and two in critical condition after shootings near Philadelphia’s 6th district on Saturday night and Sunday morning continued a violent weekend in the city. Police say only one person has been arrested.

Police said the assault began around 8:30 pm on Saturday when a 22-year-old woman in the Cobb’s Creek area was taken to Lankenau Medical Center in stable condition with a gunshot wound above her left eye.

At around 10:45 p.m., gunshots rang out again on South Street and a man driving a Slingshot tricycle shot a 40-year-old man in the leg and abdomen, police said. 6ABC reported that the victim was a security guard.

Police say a woman riding a Slingshot got into a fight with another woman who worked as a Slingshot seller as a group of dirt bikes and ATVs were moving east on South Street near Seventh. . south street festival.

Security guard broke up the battle, reported by 6ABC. But when the woman returned to the slingshot, police said the masked male driver pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, hitting the security guard twice. The victim, whose name has not been released, was reported to be in critical condition at Jefferson University Hospital. Police said they had not made any arrests.

The shooting, three weeks after a 35-year-old man was fatally shot near Fourth and South Streets in June, left three dead and 11 injured. It was just months after the chaotic shootout that followed.Its famous entertainment strip Violent crime is rarely seen.

A 41-year-old man was shot four times in the buttocks on Block 3200 of Jasper Street in Kensington between 1:30 and 2:00 am on Sunday, and a 23-year-old man was shot once in the back on 1000th Street. Block of Easton Road in Cedarbrook. Both men were hospitalized in stable condition. No arrests were made, and police did not release information about what led to either shooting.

About an hour later, on Block 100 of Chestnut Street in the Old City, police said a 45-year-old woman was shot in the arm and chest just before 3 a.m. Police made an arrest and recovered a firearm at the scene, but no further details were available.

At least four people were shot as riots continued on Friday night. Among them are two of his, including his two at Frankford. Police said they had not made any arrests in these cases.

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