DAILY NEWS: Easter weekend in the city was nothing to celebrate. Four men were shot to death and two others were riddled with bullets but somehow managed to survive. The latest murder victim was a 22-year-old man shot multiple times on 11th Street near Diamond, North Philadelphia, at about 6 p.m. yesterday. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.
A 24-year-old man was shot to death shortly after 2:30 a.m. yesterday in the Phuong Phanh Coffee Shop, a Vietnamese restaurant on 5th Street near Duncannon Avenue in Logan, police said. He was killed with a single gunshot inside the restaurant. His body was dragged outside by unknown people.He was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
A double homicide in West Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Saturday is now being investigated as a shoot-out between the two victims, according to homicide Sgt. Tim Cooney. James Lane, 38, of Parrish Street near 50th, was shot multiple times in his head and torso and was pronounced dead on the porch of his home at 7:18 p.m., Cooney said. On the sidewalk, just one house up from Lane’s, police discovered 21-year-old Raphael Richburg, who was shot multiple times in his torso. Richburg, who was a resident of the area but not the block, was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a 36-year-old man was shot two times in each leg, two times in each arm and two times in his buttocks on Dounton Street near Germantown Avenue, said Officer Christine O’Brien, a police spokeswoman.He was in critical condition at Temple University Hospital.At 10:40 p.m. Saturday, a 30-year-old-man was shot twice in the stomach, three times in the right leg, once in the left leg and once in the buttocks on Larchwood Avenue near 52nd Street in West Philadelphia, according to O’Brien. The victim was in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. MORE