Weekend crime rundown: Two people killed, two in critical condition in shootings, stabbing

0f297e8e1f23fad482d62ccb4374a2ef
RIKARD LARMA/METRO

Two people are dead and two people are in critical condition following three shootings and one stabbing over the weekend.

Police are looking for two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Southwest Philadelphia Friday afternoon. Police said the victim, 22, who has not yet been identified, was found lying on the street next to a black Pontiac Grand Prix at 60th Street and Springfield Avenue shortly before 11:45 a.m. He had been shot multiple times in his upper body. The man was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he died at 12:15 p.m.

Two men are wanted for the slaying. One suspect is described as a black male between five-foot-ten and six-foot-one with a heavy build. He was wearing jeans, a blue hoodie and tan Timberland boots. The second suspect is described as a black male between five-foot-ten and six feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing jeans and a white hoodie.

Police are also investigating the death of a woman shot and killed
early Saturday morning outside an apartment building in West
Philadelphia.

Police said the victim, who has been identified as
22-year-old Zykia Sanders of the 300 block of West Berkley Street in Germantown, was found shortly before 2:20 a.m. lying unresponsive on the ground outside
the West Park Apartments on the 4400 block of Holden Street. She had been shot in the back.

Sanders died at
the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania shortly after 2:30 a.m.
Investigators do not believe she was the intended target. No motive has been released and no arrests have yet been made.

A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the neck in Northeast Philadelphia yesterday afternoon. Officers found the victim, 27, on the 2600 block of Welsh Road shortly before 1:40 p.m. and rushed him to Aria Hospital-Torresdale.

Investigators are now searching for a suspect, described as a five-foot-ten black man with a stocky build and full beard who was wearing a leather jacket.

A second man is in critical condition after he was stabbed multiple times in an unrelated incident in North Philadelphia last night. Police said the victim, 32, was stabbed in the neck, arm and shoulder on the 1600 block of West Glenwood Avenue shortly before 8:30 p.m. He is in critical condition at Temple University Hospital.

No arrests have yet been made in either of those cases.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NBA

Deron Williams leads Nets over Raptors in Game…

The Nets traveled to a raucous Air Canada Centre but came out with an important Game 1 victory over the Raptors.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

Parenting

How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.