Thursday, May 16, 2013


Philadelphia Police Department:27 Shots Fired, 4 People Struck

A woman and three men were hospitalized after a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia Wednesday night. 

No arrests have been made. If you have any information on this incident, please call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183. 

Police say a group of people were hanging out on the 2600 block of Dagget Street around 9:20 p.m. Suddenly, police say, someone took out a gun and fired 27 shots. 

A 20-year-old man was struck in the head while another man in his early 20s was shot in the shoulder. Police also say a bullet entered the home of a 21-year-old woman on 65th and Buist.

The woman, who police say was an innocent bystander, was struck in the head as she stood in the front bedroom on the second floor of the house.

Police say the woman was getting ready to go to bed before she was shot.

Police say the 20-year-old man is in critical condition, the man in his early 20's stable, and the woman critical.

Police also say another man was found with a gunshot wound to his side lying on top of a gun a few blocks away on 61st and Elmwood.

He was listed in critical condition.

All of the victims were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

"It's a nice community, I grew up in this community," said Lieutenant John Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department. "It's really a bunch of good people out here. For these idiots to be firing 27 shots on a beautiful night with people out and kids playing should not be tolerated." 

No arrests have been made. If you have any information on this incident, please call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183. 

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