A gunman in a speeding SUV opened fire on a group of men talking on a North Philadelphia street corner, sending four of them to the hospital Sunday night.
The injured men, two of them 23 years old and two of them 25, were attacked as they and two others were chatting on the corner of Clearfield and Darien streets just before 7:20 p.m., Inspector of Police Philadelphia police officer DF Pace said.
One of the 23-year-olds was shot twice in the right shoulder and twice in the right thigh, the other 23-year-old was shot once in the left calf, one of the 25-year-olds was shot once in the right knee and the victim fourth was shot once in the right calf, PPD CPl. Jasmine Reilly said. All four are listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.
The shooter, who surveillance video shows sitting in the back driver’s side of the dark SUV, began shooting about half a block before approaching the group and continued to fire about half a block after the attack, Pace said. attack and surpass the men, Pace said.
“The scene is a vast scene. It traveled from approximately 8th Street to 9th Street,” the inspector noted, adding that investigators had found at least 19 shell casings.
The gunman remained calm.
ONE earn points by the City of Philadelphia Comptroller’s Office, last updated on December 22, shows at least 1,796 ongoing victims of firearms in 2021. Meanwhile, gunfire has caused at least 473 of those. 547 murders in Philadelphia this year, according to the city controller’s office.
With just a few days left in December, 2021 is already the year with the most murders in Philadelphia’s recorded history. The previous homicide record, set in 1990, was 500.
There are additional resources for people or communities who have experienced gun violence in Philadelphia. Detailed information can be found here.
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