3 people killed in shootings across Philadelphia on Halloween

Three people were killed, and three others were injured in four separate incidents in Philadelphia on Monday.

A 47-year-old man contracted with two co-workers to help an older woman clean and remove garbage from her home got into an argument with another person over the trash in the street getting in people’s way, NBC10 reported.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on the 2500 block of Carroll Street in Southwest Philly, the man from Darby was shot in the chest by the suspect, who fled the scene unidentified. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fox29 reported that around the same time as the incident on Caroll Street, a 20-year-old man was shot nine times all over his body before he died in Kingsessing. 

The victim was standing in front of a corner store on 53rd Street and Greenway Ave. when he was targeted by three individuals who opened fire. He was pronounced dead at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

One person of interest was arrested in this shooting.

A triple shooting occurred in North Philadelphia Monday night in Fairhill, killing a 27-year-old man and injuring two others, according to multiple reports.

CBS3 reported that gunfire erupted around 8 p.m. on the 200 block of W. Ontario Street.

Two other people were injured; a 26-year-old man was shot five times and is in critical condition, while a 22-year-old woman, who was also shot five times, is in critical but stable condition, according to 6ABC.

There is no known motive for the shooting, and nobody has been arrested.

Also, in Philadelphia, an argument following a car crash around the 6400 block of Dickens Ave. led to a 36-year-old man getting shot in the abdomen six times, NBC10 reported

The man was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and is in critical condition.

Two men were taken into custody following the shooting, and two guns were recovered from the scene. 

Monday night was another example of a city amid a gun violence crisis. As of Oct. 31, there have been 445 homicides in Philadelphia, just 4% less than at this point in 2021, when the city lost 562 people to homicides.

At the most recent update on gun violence two weeks ago, Mayor Jim Kenney said, “while total homicides are down slightly from this point in 2021, we recognize that we have so much more to do. It’s just not enough. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, one life lost to senseless gun violence is too many, and our city’s families deserve to live safe from fear. I also want to acknowledge the frustration and anger many feel to understand why these shootings continue and, as leaders of the city, that will find solutions to end this violence. But despite that frustration and anger, we will press forward to do everything in our power to fight this crisis.”

Kenney also said that getting guns illegal guns off the street is key to fixing the crime issues Philadelphia is facing. 

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