Violent Labor Day weekend for Philadelphia

Kristen Johanson
September 02, 2019 - 5:45 pm
Philadelphia police

KYW Newsradio, file

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Since Friday’s evening rush hour for the Labor Day weekend, nearly two dozen people have been hurt or killed around Philadelphia. 

Six people were killed over the weekend, including two 24-year-old women who were found shot in the upper parts of their body along Robinson Street near 62nd Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, and two men who were part of a foursome gunned down in Hunting Park early Saturday morning. 

The youngest victim was a 9-year-old who was out playing along Upland Street near 52nd Street Friday night when he was shot in the left arm. 

The oldest shooting victim was a 53-year-old man, who had a bullet pierce his right side Saturday night in West Philly.

There were 17 shootings in total during the holiday weekend. 

Six people were also stabbed during that time. 

None are fatal, but they happened all over the city, including in North and West Philly, the Northeast, and in Center City, where a man was stabbed in the bicep Saturday night near Broad and Chestnut streets. 

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Authorities are also looking for a man in his 60s who they say shot a 22-year-old several times through the body just after midnight Sunday along Brewster Avenue near Holstein Avenue.

They say the suspect is a white, heavy-set man who was driving a red Nissan with a plastic bag over his back windshield. 

Anyone with information on this shooting or any of the others can call the Philadelphia police anonymous tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477).

Homicides are steadily higher than last year's record-breaking year.