PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It has been a violent night across the city of Philadelphia. There was a rash of shootings Tuesday night, including one in Olney where police say three men were shot during a birthday party.
It happened in the 4800 block of Lawrence Street around 8 p.m. Police say two of the victims are in critical condition, the other is stable.READ MORE: Thousands Protest Outside Philadelphia City Hall After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
No arrests have been made.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to see more shootings on a nice night like Tuesday where more people were out with the warmer weather. A local mom and activist who lost two sons of her own fears we’re just getting started for a very violent spring and summer.
A 30-year-old man was shot multiple times in the chest while holding a baby in a car seat. It happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday on Foulkrod Street in Frankford.
The baby was not hurt, but the man died from his injuries at Temple University Hospital. Police identified the man as Stephen Houston of Philadelphia.
Hours before, police responded to a triple shooting on Page Street in Strawberry Mansion, where two males — ages 17 and 18 — were shot in the arm and leg. A 21-year-old female, an innocent bystander, was caught in the crossfire as she was walking into a house with a friend. She was shot in the arm.READ MORE: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Allowing States To Ban Abortion
“People are getting shot every day who the bullets aren’t intended for,” said Movita Johnson-Harrell, founder of the Charles Foundation.
Johnson-Harrell has lost two sons to gun violence — both unintended victims — including her oldest Donte just last March.
With Philadelphia on pace for another record year of homicides, she fears more mothers will be left to bury their children.
“We have a shortage of police, sadly. We have so many guns on the street, we have kids that have easy accessibility to guns with no conflict resolution skills and they are solving their problems with guns. Then it really is going to get worse before it gets better because people are going to continue to die as the temperature continues to go up,” Johnson-Harrell said.
She’s urging all parents to talk to their children about safety and be proactive in getting guns off our streets.
The city will hold its weekly crime briefing Wednesday at 1 p.m. We will stream it live on CBS News Philly.MORE NEWS: Roe v. Wade Overturned: Officials In Philadelphia Region React To Supreme Court Ruling Allowing States To Ban Abortion
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