Friday shooting headlines from around Philadelphia

Friday shooting headlines from around Philadelphia

Philadelphia police shot and killed a man they say pointed a revolver at officers overnight. Three more men were hospitalized in critical condition following separate shootings around the city.

Storified by #GunCrisis · Fri, May 11 2012 17:42:45

Philadelphia police shot and killed a man they say pointed a revolver at officers overnight. Three more men were hospitalized in critical condition following separate shootings around the city. We have more info on some previous shootings as well.
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@joekaczmarek photographed the police shooting scene. @morganzalot and @unphiltered reported for @phillydailynews

When the cops approached the man, he pulled the revolver out and pointed it at them, Small said. The officers ordered him to drop it several times before they both fired at him at least three times, hitting him in the chest and legs.

Investigators said even after the man was shot and dropped to the ground, he refused to drop his weapon. Police had to “pry” the gun out of his hand, cops said.

The man was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead at 1:03 a.m.

Police: Cops shoot, kill revolver-wielding man in North PhillyPolice responding to several calls for a person with a gun shot and killed a 33-year-old man in North Philadelphia after he allegedly poi…
An NBCPhiladelphia video report has part of the police statement and more info:
Man Shot, Killed During Police ConfrontationNBC10, Tim Furlong A man is dead following a confrontation with Philadelphia Police. Authorities tell NBC10’s Tim Furlong they received a…
According to CBS3: A shooting in Hunting Park left one person with severe injuries early Friday morning.
One Person Injured In Hunting Park Shooting – CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A shooting in Hunting Park left one person with severe injuries early Friday morning. The incident happened on the 1…
The Daily News reports: A 28-year-old man was hospitalized with a wound to his throat after being shot on Dalkeith Street near Wayne Avenue in Logan early Friday morning, police said.
Man, 28, shot in the throat in LoganA 28-year-old man was hospitalized with a wound to his throat after being shot on Dalkeith Street near Wayne Avenue in Logan early Friday…
Also from the Daily News: A 27-year-old man was shot and critically wounded near 7th and Spring Garden early Friday morning, police said.
Man critically wounded in Spring Garden shootingA 27-year-old man was shot and critically wounded near 7th and Spring Garden early Friday morning, police said.
CBS3 is also reporting: Two young men have pleaded guilty and were sentenced for shooting up a SEPTA bus in North Philadelphia last year.
2 Cousins Sentenced For Spraying Septa Bus With Gunfire Last August – CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two young men have pleaded guilty and sentenced for shooting up a Septa bus in North Philadelphia last year, an outr…
And NBCPhiladelphia adds that: Police arrested two people in connection to a shooting that claimed the life of a local teenager.
2 Arrested for Shooting Death of Teen: CopsPhiladelphia Police Police arrested two people in connection to a shooting that claimed the life of a local teenager. On Monday, shortly …
Finally, from the Daily News: The man fatally shot while he worked at a Port Richmond Jiffy Lube on Wednesday afternoon was 40-year-old Samuel Rivera, of Olney.
Police identify Jiffy Lube worker shot deadDana DiFilippo has covered murder, mayhem and miscellany at the Daily News since 2000. She grew up in Delaware County and studied journal…
Philadelphia Daily News photojournalist Alejandro A. Alvarez blogged photos via @phillyrover including a chalk memorial this morning at the police shooting scene.
Photo: Chalk lines mark evidence along Ontario at N. 10th St. in #philly where man allegedly pointed handgun at police. Police shot the man.Alejandro Alvarez

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