PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are investigating a second triple shooting in West Philadelphia Saturday. The triple shooting happened on the 5900 block of Lansdowne Avenue around 7:30 p.m. — just four blocks from a triple shooting that left 2 men dead and a toddler injured earlier this afternoon.
The gunmen were targeting a high school graduation party.READ MORE: Brotherly Love: Zummo Bike Donating Refurbished Bikes To Montgomery County Kids For Seven Years Strong
Police say a 21-year-old man was shot twice in the back and was transported to an area hospital. A 36-year-old woman was shot once in the calf, she was also transported to an area hospital.
BREAKING: Four blocks away from the scene of a triple shooting where earlier Saturday two men were killed and a 3 y/o was wounded — a second triple shooting has erupted at 59 / Lansdowne in West Philadelphia. We count 50 + evidence markers. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/xXie2GKN2A
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) June 20, 2021
An 18-year-old also suffered a graze wound to the back of the head and was transported to Presbyterian Hospital by police.READ MORE: Only Part Of MLK Drive Will Reopen To Vehicles On Wednesday Due To Bridge Repairs
Police say at least 50 shots were fired.
All three victims have been placed in stable condition.
Detectives say a person of interest is being questioned and preliminary.
They do not believe the triple shooting just a few blocks away is connected, but an investigation is ongoing.
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