DAILY NEWS: In 12 hours, from Saturday evening to yesterday morning, two people were killed and four others wounded following numerous shootings and a hit-and-run. One of the deaths has been declared a homicide. The other, in which Ismael Valentin, 27, of the city’s Mayfair section, was shot numerous times at the 7400 Apartments on Roosevelt Boulevard near Bleigh Avenue in the city’s Rhawnhurst section, remains under investigation, homicide Sgt. Ron McClane said. The shooting occurred at 4:48 p.m. Saturday inside a stairwell, but Valentin managed to stumble outside the apartment complex, where he died a short time later, police said.
The confirmed homicide occurred shortly before midnight Saturday on 31st Street near Ridge Avenue, in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section. When police arrived, they found Julius Dante Hall, 26, of Van Pelt Street near Diamond, on the side of the road with multiple gunshot wounds to his head, leg and torso, said Homicide Lt. Mel Williams. Hall was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:12 a.m., Williams said. Listed in critical condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was a 26-year-old man whom police also declined to identify. He was shot twice in both his right thigh and buttocks about 4 a.m. yesterday, on Spring Garden Street near Front, in the city’s Northern Liberties section, police said. MORE