Philadelphia shootings leave 2 dead, 8 injured Friday evening

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Ten people were shot dead in four separate shootings in Philadelphia on Friday night.

According to police, two of the ten victims died from their injuries.

Just before 5 p.m., a 75-year-old man was driving in his car when police said he was shot dead at the 900 block of Girard Avenue in North Philadelphia.

Two other victims – a 25-year-old man and a 31-year-old man – were also injured in the shooting. They weren’t in the vehicle.

The 75-year-old and the 25-year-old are both considered stable. The 31-year-old man was last seen critically ill at a local hospital.

Also around 5 p.m., police said a man in his 20s had been shot dead in the city’s Ogontz area. It happened on Godfrey Avenue and Limekiln Pike.

Police say the man was double-parked in his running car when a gunman approached him, opened fire and struck the victim twice in the head.

The victim attempted to drive away but eventually crashed into the vehicle, police said.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Around 7:30 p.m., shots rang out at the 5300 block of Charles Street in the Wissinoming neighborhood.

At the scene, authorities said four victims of shootings were found inside and outside a home.

The victims include a 32-year-old woman, a 39-year-old man, a 33-year-old man and a fourth victim in his 30s. Three of the four victims are in critical condition at a local hospital.

And just after 10 p.m., police said a man and woman were shot and killed at the 2600 block of North Bouvier Street in North Philadelphia.

According to police, the man died in the shooting. The woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition after being shot in the head.

No arrests were made in connection with these shootings.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 215-686-TIPS.

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