Two people died and 10 others were wounded in 10 separate shootings throughout the city starting at 10 p.m. A stabbing was also reported, the Philadelphia Police Department confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday.
Philadelphia police have reported 35% more murders so far this year compared to the same time in 2020, with 271 slayings as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, statistics show.
Tuesday night’s violent crime pattern began with a shooting on West Westmoreland Street in Philly’s Tioga neighborhood, where a 43-year-old man was shot in both legs and was expected to survive. About 25 minutes later, a 21-year-old man was shot in his face and neck in the area in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. He was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.
Also around 10:25 p.m., a 32-year-old man showed up at a local hospital with a stab wound to his stomach, and is believed to have been assaulted inside a private home on Montrose Street, authorities said. Police arrested a suspect in the case and the victim is expected to be OK.