KILLADELPHIA: One More Dead Since U Went To Bed

skeleton-running.gifTwo men were shot – one fatally – last night in Powelton Village, police said. The shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. at 40th and Green Streets in West Philadelphia. A 26-year-old, shot once in the abdomen, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead a few minutes after midnight, police said. The homicide was the city’s 370th this year. The other man, 45, was in stable condition at HUP with a gunshot wound to the left shoulder. Another man was critically wounded this morning in the 100 block of West Thelma Street in Feltonville. Just before 1 a.m., the 36-year-old was shot once in the head, police said. He was taken to Einstein Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. No arrests have been made in these shootings. [via INQUIRER]

RELATED: Nearly one in four area workers who died on the job last year was murdered, the highest proportion in the nation, the Labor Department reported yesterday. By contrast, in the New York and northern New Jersey area, one in seven who died on the job was a homicide victim. “This is part of a larger picture,” said Temple University associate professor of criminology Philip Harris, who studies crime in the region. “It’s parallel to the gun-homicide picture.” In 2006, 89 workers died on the job in the region. Of them, 22 were homicides. And of the 22, 17 died in shootings.

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