- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Six people in their teens were wounded in a pair of quadruple shootings over the weekend in Philadelphia amid a surge in gun violence in recent months.

Police said gunfire just after 10 p.m. Friday in northeast Philadelphia wounded a 17-year-old girl in the leg, an 18-year-old male in the leg, a 19-year-old man in the arm and a 17-year-old girl in the elbow.

At about 11:40 p.m. Saturday in west Philadelphia, a 46-year-old man was shot in the hip and a 21-year-old man in the elbow, and gunfire also wounded a 16-year-old youth in the ankle. A 15-year-old youth was hit four times in the shoulder, ankle and foot.

A double shooting and other gunfire injuries were also reported around the city, where police say the homicide rate is currently running more than 30% above last year’s toll, which was already the highest in more than a decade.

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