Seven people were shot, one of them fatally, in a wave of violence Thursday that spanned nine hours and stretched across the city.
The bloodshed began about 11 a.m., when a 32-year-old bicyclist was shot numerous times - at least once in the head - by two young men who were also on bikes on Pine Street near 59th in West Philly, police said. The victim, whose name was not released, died at the scene.
About 20 minutes later, a 36-year-old man was shot in the arm on Frazier Street near Chester Avenue in Kingsessing, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The victim was listed in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.