In the most recent slaying, the city’s 230th this year, according to police sources, officers were directed to a shooting at the corner of Palethorpe and Somerset streets in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia early Monday by passers-by.
On-scene, the officers found two shooting victims lying on the intersection’s southwest corner. The first victim, a 33-year-old man, had been shot twice in the chest and was taken to Temple University hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:29 a.m. The second victim, a 34-year-old male, was shot twice in his right leg. He was also transported to Temple Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
As Metro previously reported, later that night at 2:09 a.m. Dec. 2, officers were flagged down and informed of a shooting at Palethorpe and Somerset streets.
Officers discovered two victims lying on the corner, both with gunshot wounds.
One victim, a 33 year-old-male, was shot twice in the chest. He was taken to Temple Hospital and pronounced dead at 2:29 a.m.
The second victim, a 34-year-old male, was shot twice in the right leg. He was brought to Temple Hospital and was listed in stable condition.