One dead, two wounded in weekend violence

Posted: July 15, 2013

A man was killed in Southwest Philadelphia Saturday morning when he was shot several times in the chest, police said.

The man, whom police have not yet identified, was believed to be in his mid-20s. He was shot around 7:15 a.m. on the 2000 block of South Simpson Street, a small, residential street near the intersection of Woodland Avenue and South 65th Street in the Mount Moriah area.

He was shot multiple times in the chest while outside, police said. Transported in critical condition to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he was pronounced dead at 7:53 a.m.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, said police, who were still trying to confirm the victim's identity.

Earlier, a 47-year-old man was shot once in the right arm just after midnight while outside on the 600 block of North 37th Street in Mantua. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in stable condition Saturday morning.

Another 47-year-old man was in critical condition Friday night after being stabbed once in the lower right side of his back around 10:51 p.m., police said. He was stabbed while inside a home on the 1800 block of Tasker Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood.

No arrests have been made in any of the incidents, police said.


Contact Jonathan Lai at 856-779-3220, jlai@phillynews.com, or on Twitter @elaijuh.

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