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September 14, 2023

PECO worker, three others injured in North Philly shooting

The utility worker, whose injuries were not life-threatening, was struck by a bullet while doing repair work near Sixth and York streets

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Shooting North Philly THOM CARROLL/for PhillyVoice

A shooting at Sixth and York Streets in North Philadelphia left a PECO employee and three other people injured, police say. Their injuries are non-life-threatening.

Four people, including a child and a PECO worker, were injured in a shooting in North Philadelphia on Wednesday night, police said. 

The shooting took place near Sixth and York Streets around 10:30 p.m., according to multiple news reports. The PECO utility worker was struck in the buttocks while trying to fix a cross arm on a power line utility poll. 

At least three of the shooting victims were taken to Temple University Hospital for treatment. Their injuries were non-life-threatening, authorities said. 

Police had not identified a suspect nor a motive as of Thursday morning. 

After hitting an all-time high during the COVID-19 pandemic, violent crime in Philadelphia has been declining year-over-year, according to police department statistics. Through Sept. 10, violent crime offenses were down 7.2%. Shootings were down 22.5%. Homicides were down 25.4%.