Philadelphia Double Shooting: 22-year-old man killed, another critically injured after being shot on Folsom Street in Mantua

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — One man is dead and another man is in critical condition after a double shooting in the Mantua neighborhood of Philadelphia.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday at the 3900 block of Folsom Street.

Police arrived at the scene and found a 22-year-old man lying on the sidewalk at the bottom of a house’s steps. He had been shot multiple times in the chest and upper body.

Police took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

At the hospital, police learned that a second victim, also a 22-year-old man, had been dropped from a private vehicle.

He had been shot multiple times in the back and was in critical condition.

Police said they received information that this victim was also shot in the same area on Folsom Street.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said officers found 17 spent bullet casings at the scene. Some were found on the street and sidewalk, others were spotted on the steps and porch of the home, and several were found inside the home.

“At least eight bullets went through the front door of this property and lodged in the ceiling and walls inside the property,” Small said.

Small said there were people in the home at the time of the shooting, but no one was injured.

Police are unsure if any of the victims were in the home when they were shot.

Small said both victims lived half a block from the shooting.

No arrests were made.

Kensington Double Shooting

Police are also investigating a fatal shooting in Kensington.

It happened just before 5 a.m. Thursday at the 100 block of East Westmoreland Street, near Front Street.

Police found a 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman with gunshot wounds.

The man, who was shot in the chest, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 33-year-old was shot in the leg. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Police say nine shots were fired at the scene.

Police say a van parked at the site was hit at least eight times and the male victim may have been driving the vehicle at the time.

No arrests were made in this incident either.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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