2 dead, 2 wounded in 3 shootings in Philadelphia

Posted: May 30, 2012

Two people were killed and two others wounded, one critically, in three shootings in less than an hour in different parts of Philadelphia late Monday night, police said.

There is no word yet on possible motives in any of the shootings.

Investigators recovered nearly three-dozen shell casings on the 4600 block of North 16th Street in Logan where a 41-year-old man was killed and 46-year-old woman was wounded by gunfire just before 11 p.m., police said.

The victims were sitting on a porch when the lead started flying, police said. The man, shot multiple times to the body, was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, but died at 11:35 p.m. The woman was reported in stable condition at Einstein with several graze wounds.

Police broadcast an alert for at least two men seen running from the scene.

At 11:20 p.m., police found Savon Traub, 17, shot once in the head on the 6400 block of Glenmore Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia’s Elmwood section.

Traub, who lived on the next block, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but he died at 11:45 p.m., police said.

A 25-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital after being shot on the 2000 block of Poplar Street in North Philadelphia, police said.

He was hit in the chest, shoulder, arm and foot when gunfire broke out about 11:36 p.m.

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