Violent Night in Philly: 2 Dead in 8 Shootings

By Sarah Glover
|  Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014  |  Updated 12:38 PM EDT
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Eight people were shot overnight and two people have died.

NBC10 - George Spencer

Eight people were shot overnight and two people have died.

It was a violent Saturday night in Philadelphia with at least 8 shootings in a 3-hour time span. Two people are dead, including a 16-year-old. The shootings took place between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

At 11:15 p.m., a large crowd of 300 people formed at a barbecue in the 700 block of Montgomery Avenue. Philadelphia Police responded to a disturbance call at the party. A double shooting took place at the gathering and a 16-year-old was shot and killed. A 19-year-old was also shot multiple times and is in critical condition.

As the 24th district police SUV pulled up to the scene, the vehicle was hit by a bullet on the passenger side. The window shattered, but there was no injury to officers.

In separate shootings in the Olney section of the city, two men were shot within 10 minutes of each other. A man was riding his bike in the 5500 block of American Street when he was shot twice at 11:20 p.m.. He's in critical condition at Einstein Hospital.

At 11:30 p.m., at the other end of the block at American Street and W. Olney Avenue, a male was shot multiple times within just 10 minutes of the first shooting. He is in stable condition at Einstein Hospital.

Philadelphia Police do not know if those two shootings are related.

A man was shot once near 1300 N. McKinley Street and Oxford Circle at 11:40 p.m. This shooting victim is in stable condition. 

The first shooting of the night took place at 10:30 p.m. A 33-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 4600 block fo N. Marvine Street in the Logan section of the city. The victim is in stable condition.

The last shooting took place at 1:30 a.m. outside the Galaxy Lounge at 3348 Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia. A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times and died. Police were called to the scene where a large crowd had formed. The victim was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital. A few people were taken into custody in this shooting, but no arrests were made.

There are no motives nor arrests in any of the shootings.

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