2 shot, wounded in Southwest Philadelphia: Police

Philadelphia police are investigating a double shooting that left a man and woman wounded in Southwest Philadelphia. The shooting happened Saturday just before 4 p.m. on the 2300 block of South 66th Street.

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WALTER PEREZ: A weekend marked by gun violence in the city of Philadelphia. Just today, there have been four shootings across the city, the most recent in southwest Philadelphia where someone opened fire on a man and a woman.

Action News reporter Trish Hartman joins us live from the scene there with the latest. Trish?

TRISH HARTMAN: Walter, it looks like police are just wrapping up their investigation here at the scene in the area of 66th and Linmore in southwest Philadelphia. We have learned that a 25-year-old woman was shot in the knee and a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg this evening, just before 4:00 PM. Both are in stable condition tonight at Penn Presbyterian.

More than a dozen evidence markers were placed at a shooting scene in southwest Philadelphia. Officers were called just before 4:00 PM to the area of 66th and Paschall where two people were shot in the street.

Earlier today, a 31-year-old man was shot in Frankfurt. Philadelphia police say gunshots rang out around 9:00 AM on the 1600 block of Granite Street. Police found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed by police to Temple Hospital. He is in critical condition.

Minutes after that was a Kingsessing. Philadelphia police say a 23-year-old man is stable after he was shot multiple times. It happened in the 1200 block of South 55th Street near Windsor Street.

As the violence continues in Philadelphia, creators of a new app aimed at deescalating conflict held an event today in the city's Nicetown section. Philly Truce is a new app that launched on May 1. In the app, you can chat with a trained volunteer mediator who will try to help people handle their conflicts before they escalate to gun violence.

MAZZIE CASHER: We got some good intel as to what's going on aside from maybe the more graphic things we see in the news all the time. We have people having disputes with their neighbors, you know what I mean? So we're talking to them. Some were just given advice like, look, maybe it's not worth it.

TRISH HARTMAN: No arrests have been made in any of today's shootings. Anyone with information should contact Philadelphia detectives.

Reporting live in southwest Philadelphia, Trish Hartman, Channel 6 Action News. Walter?

WALTER PEREZ: All right. Thank you, Trish.