Fox29 – The violence began Tuesday afternoon when police say a man randomly stabbed three people in Southwest Philadelphia around 1:30 p.m. on in the Area of 56tt Street and Baltimore Avenue. The incident left a 30-year-old man dead and sent two others to the hospital. The suspect was taken into custody, but has not been charged. A few hours later, investigators say gunfire broke out in North Philadelphia, leaving a 21-year-old man dead and another in critical condition. That shooting occurred on the 2100 block of North Van Pelt Street around 6:30 p.m. Over the next several hours, police say four more men were killed in four separate shootings in neighborhoods . In West Philadelphia, on the 1400 block of North Vodges Street, a 22-year-old man was shot and killed shortly before 8:20 p.m. In Strawberry Mansion, on the 2400 block of North Hollywood Street a 31-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest around 8:30 p.m. In South Philadelphia, a man was shot and killed at 23rd and Morris Streets around 10:00 p.m., and approximately 10 minutes later another man was killed in East Falls on Abbotsford Avenue. No arrests have been made in any of the shootings.
Well isn’t this some scary shit. West Philly, Gray’s Ferry, North Philly, Strawberry Mansion, East Falls, South Philly. It seems like everywhere in this city there’s been an unfortunate incident recently. Even the “Safer” areas of Philly have been getting There was a stick up and shooting on Broad and Locust a few weeks ago, as well as a serial stabber losing his shit around Rittenhouse. And don’t discount the multiple shootings that have been going down in Queen’s Village. Christ, where we play softball at 30th and Washington last summer there was police tape around the adjacent playground because there was a murder, execution style, that occurred the night before. I know it’s a big city and I understand that violence has, and will always be a apart of not just Philly, but any urban area, but this is just getting…scary. Stay safe out there kids.