PHILADELPHIA — Police say gunfire around the city of Philadelphia early on Independence Day sent several people to hospitals in critical condition.
A man leaving a north Philadelphia club reported being accosted and shot at by another man, but he drew a weapon from his book bag and returned fire, critically injuring the other man.
Outside another bar in the same area, two men were shot during a fight among a group of males; one was critically injured.
Officers flagged down in west Philadelphia found a 36-year-old man shot in the chest; he was unresponsive and taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Police said a 29-year-old man and 32-year-old man were taken to a western Pennsylvania hospital in critical condition after a reported gun battle with two other men.
This version corrects a typo in the short headline.