PHILADELPHIA, PA – Three separate shootings in Philadelphia resulted in four men killed within 12 hours.
Police were called to the 600 block of Green Street in Northern Liberties around 4:05 am this morning. There, officers found a 38-year-old man who had been shot multiple times.
He died shortly after at Jefferson University Hospital.
Authorities are searching for two men. However, no additional information was given.
Similarly the night before, officers received reports of gunshots around 10:30 p.m. in West Philadelphia. They discovered two men suffering from gunshots on the 6100 block of Callowhill Street.
The two victims were identified as 30-year-old Joshua Williams, who resided on the same block of the shooting, and 21-year-old Dymir Hawkins-Williams, who lived on the 6200 block of Chestnut Street.
Rash of Killed Men Results in Philadelphia Police Response
Still unsure of the motive or if any suspects are in question as police continue to investigate.
As a result, the commander of West Philadelphia’s 19th District, Capt. John Stanford, pleaded for information relevant to the case in a tweet that read:
“Two men shot & killed last night at 61st & Callowhill Street in PSA-2 of the @PPD19Dist as a result of more senseless gun violence, despite the persistent efforts of our @PhillyPolice Officers. WE all must do more to stop this! If you have any info, please call 215-686-TIPS (8477)”
Another shooting occurred earlier that day around 5:50 p.m. in West Philadelphia on the 600 block of South 60th Street. When police arrived, they found two men shot.
Both victims were taken to Penn Presbyterian. However, 27-year-old Garvin Rojas of the 900 block of South 60th Street was pronounced dead. Although suffering from a gunshot wound, the second victim, a 52-year-old man was reported in stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing. These events recall a similar rash of killings from a year ago, although those killings were not due to shootings.