PHILADELPHIA, PA – A 28-year-old man died after being shot 20 times in the Fairhill section of Philadelphia, police said Saturday night. It happened just before 5 p.m. in the 2800 block of Mascher Street.
The police confirmed that the victim was shot four times in the face, four in the back, one in the chest five times in his right hand, four times in the left hand, and twice in the right wrist.
He was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where police said he was pronounced dead at 5:12 p.m.
So far no arrests have been made while the investigation is ongoing, police said.
On the other hand, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the north of the city. The shooting occurred on North 27th and West Cambria streets shortly after 12 p.m. this Saturday.
The victim was shot in the back and taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
No arrests have been made. An investigation is ongoing.
In other violent events, police are investigating after a 41-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in Frankford. Police say the man was shot in the 5000 block of Frankford Avenue just before midnight Friday.
He is in critical condition and no arrests have been made.
In separate events, a 19-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was shot in the East Kensington neighborhood. The shooting occurred shortly after midnight in the 2000 block of East Letterly Street.
The victim is in critical condition and no arrests have been made at this time.
The number of homicides in Philadelphia rose to 351, 36 percent above what was reported in October 2019. The city is five violent deaths away from reaching the number that closed 2019 as the most violent in a decade.