PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia continues on its breakneck tempo to surpass final 12 months’s staggering murder whole. Since Thursday evening, no less than 11 folks within the metropolis have been shot, together with three kids.
Police say a 12-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet throughout a drive-by taking pictures at sixteenth Street and Lehigh Avenue in North Philly.
“Obviously, the child was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I’m sure she wasn’t being targeted, but second night in a row where we have a young girl that was shot just because someone carelessly and recklessly decided to open fire,” Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Christine Coulter mentioned.
Two different folks have been additionally shot, together with an 18-year-man who died.
Earlier in North Philly, a 15-year-old boy was shot on the 2000 block of North twentieth Street. He’s in vital situation.
Then in Southwest Philly, two folks have been shot on the 5700 block of Elmwood Street. One of the victims is simply 11 years previous. Police say he was shot thrice however is in steady situation.
Early this week, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw addressed the rise in gun violence involving town’s youth.
“We’re seeing that our offenders, our shooters, are also becoming younger and younger, and they are basically targeting those that are in their peer groups as well,” Outlaw mentioned.
And simply earlier than 10 p.m. Thursday, a 53-year-old man was killed on Walton Avenue in West Philadelphia. Police say he was hit by stray gunfire when two males began taking pictures at one another.
The sufferer was already in a wheelchair, police say, having been the sufferer of gun violence up to now.
Last 12 months, town recorded 499 homicides. At this level, the entire is 17% increased than this time final 12 months.
There have been no arrests in any of those shootings. Anyone with data ought to name police.