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BREAKING: Three Dead, 16 Year Old In Critical Condition After Gunman Opens Fire In Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Four people were shot, and three of them died, after a gunman opened fire in Northeast Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 3:35 p.m. on April 28 when Philadelphia police responded to a call about shots fired in the in the area of Comly and Palmetto Streets, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Responding officers found three people dead in the 5900-block of Palmetto Street in the Crescentville section of the city.

Police said one of the victims was found shot to death on the front porch of a house, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

A second victim was found suffering from fatal gunshot wounds just inside the front door of the house.

A third victim was found on the sidewalk in front of the same home, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

All three of the wounded men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Philadelphia police told  that all the people who died were males between the ages of 15 and 20.

Police said a fourth person – initially described as a 16-year-old boy – suffering from gunshot wounds was dropped off at Jefferson Frankford Hospital.

The teen was reportedly in critical condition and had to be transferred to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital for treatment of traumatic injuries, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Police said officers recovered a gun at the scene of the shootings, but so far there have been no arrests made in connection with the shootings.

The incident is under investigation, according to police.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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