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Overnight gun violence wounds 11, kills 1 in Philadelphia

June 12, 2020 - 6:14 AM

PHILADELPHIA - Several episodes of gunfire overnight in Philadelphia left a total of 11 people wounded and at least one person dead, police said Friday, calling the spate of violence a major concern.

At least one of the instances of violence may be gang-related, police said. A group of men jumped out of a car and opened fire on six people early Friday in the Tioga neighbourhood, and one person returned fire, authorities said.

Six people — five men and one woman — were injured and are described as stable, authorities said. Four drove themselves to hospitals.

Separately, a man was shot and killed while sitting in a car in northeast Philadelphia's Juniata neighbourhood, police said.

Gunfire in the Kensington neighbourhood resulted in leg wounds to two people, authorities said. They were described as in stable condition.

And a shooting in the Fairmount neighbourhood, close to Philadelphia's row of art museums, sent two men to the hospital, authorities said.

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