Three men wounded in separate shootings in N. Philly

Posted: July 12, 2014

Several shootings erupted in North Philadelphia on Thursday morning, leaving three men wounded and their assailants at large.

Just after midnight on the 4800 block of Darrah Street, a 22-year-old man told police he heard gunshots before he was suddenly struck in the hip, police said.

"The bullet actually went through his hip and out the other side, but he was somehow able to run to Aria-Frankford" Hospital, said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Stanford.

The victim would not cooperate with police, Stanford said, and declined to describe the shooter or give the name of a witness he had been speaking to just before he was shot. The victim left the hospital late Thursday morning in stable condition.

Half an hour later, on the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue, a 19-year-old man was shot twice in the groin as he stood at the entrance to a Subway restaurant. Police drove him to Aria-Torresdale hospital, where he was in stable condition by late morning.

The victim also refused to cooperate with police, declining to describe a suspect or other details of the shooting, police said.

"He didn't even make the call. A witness a few doors down at another store called, saying they heard gunshots," Stanford said.

At 10:40 a.m., a 41-year-old man making a delivery to Wellness Pharmacy on the 2300 block of Ridge Avenue was shot in the right index finger, police said.

Police drove him to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was in stable condition by the early afternoon.

The victim described his assailant as 25 to 30 years old and dressed in all-black clothing. After what police described as an attempted robbery, the suspect ran south from the corner of 24th Street and Ridge Avenue.

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