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11 wounded in eight shootings in weekend violence in Philadelphia

Diane Mastrull, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

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Around 11 p.m., about a dozen shots were fired in a rear driveway in Northeast Philadelphia's Mayfair section, seriously wounding a 21-year-old man, police said. The man, who had been shot in the back, was able to run away and arriving officers found him on porch on the 3100 block of Barnett Street. Police took him in a patrol car to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital.

No arrests were reported in any of the shootings, and none were fatal.

Last weekend, which included Father's Day, 28 people were shot -- five fatally -- in 19 cases across the city.

Through Thursday, there were 631 shooting victims in the city since the start of the year, an increase of 6% over the same period last year, according to police statistics.

(Staff Writer Jason Laughlin contributed to this report.)


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