PHILADELPHIA - Nearly two dozen people were shot, four fatally, as a weekend of violence erupted in Philadelphia with four others stabbed across the city.The bloodshed began Friday night as investigators say a man in his 30s was shot and killed in Philadelphia’s Fairhill section around 9:30 p.m.At about 10 p.m., a 55-year-old man was the victim of a stabbing on the 500 block of South 17th Street, in Southwest Philadelphia.
He was listed as stable.At about the same time, in Kensington, a shootout critically injured a 31-year-old man, and wounded a 21-year-old man.About an hour later, in Frankford, a 48-year-old man was wounded after he was shot in the arm.In Overbrook, a 30-year-old was critically wounded after he was stabbed in the chest a little before midnight.Early Saturday morning, police were called to Einstein Medical Center where a 23-year-old man was brought with gunshot wounds to his knee, ankle and both legs.
The shooting happened on the 6000 block of Castor Avenue. The man's condition was not known.Over in West Philadelphia, a 34-year-old man sustained critical injuries after he was shot inside a vehicle on Lansdowne Avenue around 1 a.m.Police were then called to Nicetown, around 1:15 a.m., where a 67-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to his back and leg.
He was listed in stable condition at Temple.In Strawberry Mansion, just before 3 a.m., a 55-year-old man was shot in the buttocks.