PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia continues connected its breakneck gait to surpass past year’s staggering homicide total. Since Thursday night, astatine slightest 11 radical successful the metropolis were shot, including 3 children.
Police accidental a 12-year-old miss was grazed by a slug during a drive-by shooting astatine 16th Street and Lehigh Avenue successful North Philly.
“Obviously, the kid was successful the incorrect spot astatine the incorrect time. I’m definite she wasn’t being targeted, but 2nd nighttime successful a enactment wherever we person a young miss that was changeable conscionable due to the fact that idiosyncratic carelessly and recklessly decided to unfastened fire,” Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Christine Coulter said.
Two different radical were besides shot, including an 18-year-man who died.
Earlier successful North Philly, a 15-year-old lad was changeable connected the 2000 artifact of North 20th Street. He’s successful captious condition.
Then successful Southwest Philly, 2 radical were changeable connected the 5700 artifact of Elmwood Street. One of the victims is conscionable 11 years old. Police accidental helium was changeable 3 times but is successful unchangeable condition.
Early this week, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw addressed the emergence successful weapon unit involving the city’s youth.
“We’re seeing that our offenders, our shooters, are besides becoming younger and younger, and they are fundamentally targeting those that are successful their adjacent groups arsenic well,” Outlaw said.
And conscionable earlier 10 p.m. Thursday, a 53-year-old antheral was killed connected Walton Avenue successful West Philadelphia. Police accidental helium was deed by stray gunfire erstwhile 2 men started shooting astatine each other.
The unfortunate was already successful a wheelchair, constabulary say, having been the unfortunate of weapon unit successful the past.
Last year, the metropolis recorded 499 homicides. At this point, the full is 17% higher than this clip past year.
There person been nary arrests successful immoderate of these shootings. Anyone with accusation should telephone police.