PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Gun violence continues to take its toll on Philadelphia. Police rushed to multiple shooting scenes overnight.
It’s become all too familiar through the entire city, police lights, strobing through the night as investigators try to solve another shooting.
“We are absolutely committed to utilizing every tool and strategy available to us in the battle to eliminate gun violence from our communities,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.
Saturday night saw four more incidents, just after 10 p.m. a 54-year-old was shot in the head and killed in Holmesburg.
In Kensington, a victim shot and taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.
Then a gruesome scene around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police say a woman found in her car after being shot in the neck. A skirmish that potentially started at Stenton Avenue and East Washington Lane ended up at 65th and 20th Streets.
A blue Chevy Malibu riddled with bullet holes on the driver’s side door, the window shot out. There is no word on her condition at this time.
The violence cresting overnight on the 4700 block of Rorer Street. A victim transported to the hospital after being shot in what police believe may have been related to a home invasion.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he is in stable condition.
So far there have been 371 homicides in the city this year, which is up 39% from 2019.
“We are not giving up, we are not waving the white flag, and we are not taking our foot off the gas. We will continue pressing forward until we and our valued partners overcome this crisis,” Outlaw said.