20 Shot, 4 Dead in Philly Since Good Friday

The warm Easter weekend brought a spike in gun violence.

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The warm Easter weekend brought a surge of gun violence to Philadelphia: 20 people were shot in Philadelphia – and four were killed – in the three-day span between Good Friday and this morning. 

Philadelphia Police Capt. Jamill Taylor told NBC10 that the balmy temperatures were partly to blame, and that officers see “shootings that peak and valley during the warm weather.”

This morning, a triple shooting near Wingohawking and D streets in Feltonville around 1 a.m. left two men and one woman injured. In a separate incident, one man died at 2 a.m. after he was shot near 62nd Street and Woodland Avenue in West Philadelphia. And a 34-year-old man was killed after he was shot around 5:45 a.m. near the 600 block of East Clementine Street in Kensington.

On Saturday, five shootings left one dead and eight hurt, including five teenagers.

On Sunday, one woman was killed and four men were injured in three separate shootings – one of which occurred at 2 a.m. outside the Roxxy nightclub near the SugarHouse Casino. The victim, a 26-year-old man, was reportedly left in stable condition.

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