Gunman Shoots 3 Men, 1 Woman Near North Philly School

A man and woman are fighting for their lives while two other men are recovering following a quadruple shooting near a North Philadelphia school Wednesday afternoon.

The four victims were on 11th and Thompson streets around 3:30 p.m. when a gunman opened fire.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the left leg, a 25-year-old man was shot in the right arm, another 25-year-old man was shot in the head, and a 19-year-old woman was also shot in the head.

All four were taken to Temple University Hospital. The woman and the 25-year-old man who was shot in the head are both in critical condition. The other two victims are stable.

The shooting occurred near St. Malachy Catholic School. Classes were over at the time of the shooting though an after-school program was taken place. None of the students were hurt.

“My nerves are bad,” the mother of a student at St. Malachy told NBC10. “I thought kids were hurt.”

Police said one man was taken into custody in connection to the shooting and a weapon was recovered. They have not yet released the man’s identity.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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Published at Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:49:22 +0000

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