Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

    3 brutal shootings within 3 hours in Philadelphia Sunday night

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    Philadelphia, Pa. (YC) – A brutal and busy night in Philadelphia after numerous incidents involving a firearm were reported to Philadelphia Police, including two fatal. 

    Sunday night at least three different shootings struck the city’s 15th, 19th and 25th districts. The night started at 9:31 p.m. when Philadelphia Police responded to a call for a person with a gun after a reported shooting on the 5600 block of Arch Street. 

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    The victim, identified as Brian Johnson, Jr., 31, of Viola Street, was transported to Presbyterian Medical Center by private vehicle after sustaining gun shot wounds to the back and arm. Johnson was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:02 p.m.
    There currently is no description of the perpetrator nor a motive. According to police, no arrests have been made and this is an active homicide investigation. 

    At 11:18 p.m., 15th District Officers responded to Aria Frankford Hospital for a shooting victim. 
    Police learned that the victim, a 48-year old male, went outside to park his vehicle when an unidentified male popped out of the bushes on the 1000 block of Harrison Street and opened fire.

    The victim was shot five times, twice in the face, once in his right forearm and 2 in his left forearm. 

    The offender fled in a white BMW northbound from Rutland Street towards Wakeling Street.

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    The victim’s current condition is unknown.  

    The final dispatch for a fatal shooting went out to 25th District Officers at approximately 11:21 p.m. where a man was lying on the highway after being shot multiple times on the 500 block of East Allegheny Avenue.  

    The victim, 23-year old Nino Rivera, suffered gunshot wounds to the front of his head and his back. He was pronounced dead by medics on arrival at 11:23 p.m.

    There is currently no description of a suspect at this point nor a motive. According to police, no arrest has been made. 

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