POLICE has been dealing with the rise of gun violence.
Many residents fear things will only get worse as the weather warms up.
There are four separate shooting events on Tuesday according to CBS Philly.
Around 3 a.m., two men were shot in their car about a block away Temple University Hospital.
Police were patrolling nearby when they heard gunshots and went to investigate.
They found two men, 23 and 28 years old, sitting on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.
Both men were hit in the back and are in critical condition.
On Tuesday night, police said Stephen Hoston, 30, was standing on the sidewalk holding a child in a car seat when he was shot four times around seven times.
Hoston, who is believed to be the baby’s uncle, fell to the ground before being taken to the hospital where he later died.
Philadelphia Police Chief Scott Small said five used shell casings were found and that Hoston appeared to have been targeted.
“We were very, very lucky that the kid wasn’t hit,” Small added.
No arrest warrants have been issued. The US newspaper The Sun has contacted the Philadelphia Police Department to request a notice.
On the same night, in two separate shootings, six other people were injured.
A 21-year-old woman, an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male are believed to have survived being shot at around 4pm.
The 21-year-old is believed to have been hit by stray bullets, possibly from one of about 17 used shell casings found about a block away.
She was caught in the fire while walking to a friend’s house and was hit in the arm.
The 18-year-old was found with multiple gunshot wounds. Then a 17-year-old man came to the hospital in connection with this shooting, he is currently being held as a prisoner.
Around 8:30 p.m., three men were shot at a party. Police say a gunfight broke out outside the house.
Two 39-year-olds and a 40-year-old were hit by bullets. One of the victims was taken into a stable condition and the other two were listed in critical condition, police said.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/4910090/violence-philadelphia-man-gunned-down-carrying-baby/ Violence erupts in Philadelphia when one man is shot dead while holding a baby and seven others are shot as police issue a warning