Status report and feedback request: Free #GunCrisis breaking news text alerts

Since the GunCrisis Reporting Project started offering a free breaking news text alert service several months ago, we have sent less than one alert every three days, on average. Please let us know if you would like more information via alerts or fewer interruptions.

Philadelphia Police motorcycles escort an ambulance transporting the body of Police Officer Moses Walker, who was shot to death last month. Photo by Tom Kelly IV.

We have included alerts for only a small number of national events, such as the Empire State Building shootings and the Wisconsin Sikh temple incident. Should we include more or less national news, or should we have separate services for local and national incidents?

We share much more information via two Twitter accounts: @guncrisisnews for Philadelphia incidents and @guncrisisUS for everything else.

You can sign up for our free text alert service by texting ‘guncrisis‘ to (215) 987-5555. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP — or you can just reach us through the contact info at this site if you prefer to have us remove your number.

We want to thank to for providing this valuable free delivery service.

Here is the rundown of text alerts sent so far:

Two teens, ages 14 & 17, have been reported shot on the subway near Temple University in North Philadelphia. 3 days ago
The University of Texas at Austin orders campus evacuated: 1 week ago
Officials confirm shooting death of police officer in Plymouth Township, PA. Suspect is also dead. 1 week ago
Police officer shot in Plymouth Township, PA 1 week ago
Philadelphia Police officer shot in vest, stable at Hahnemann Hospital. Suspect wounded; rushed to Temple University Hospital. 2 weeks ago
Four dead, six wounded by gunfire this weekend in Philadelphia – 2 weeks ago
Off-campus overnight shooting leaves Temple University student in the hospital. 3 weeks ago
Three people were killed and three more wounded early this morning at a Houston night club. 3 weeks ago
Reports of up to eight people shot outside the Empire State Building in NYC. 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia Police officer shot and killed after leaving work this morning in North Philadelphia. 1 month ago
Update on shooting near Texas A&M campus: Two dead, two wounded, two more w/minor injures. Gunman wounded and captured; situation under control. 1 month ago
From news reports, multiple people shot near Texas A&M today; shooter in custody. 1 month ago
Update: Police report seven dead and two wounded in multiple shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin – 2 months ago
Breaking: Mass shooting reported at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. More info at 2 months ago
11-year-old and 17-year-old shot to death on Westbury Drive in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia tonight. 2 months ago
Eight people wounded by gunfire in 90-minutes span overnight in Philadelphia; including single, triple and quadruple shooting scenes.
One-year-old escapes injury as man is shot repeatedly inside same car in North Philadelphia Wednesday morning. 2 months ago
Sources: Man and two-year-old baby wounded in North Philadelphia shooting. 2 months ago
Earlier this morning: Police shot and wounded a man who was reported to have been firing a gun at pedestrians across the street from Philadelphia City Hall. 3 months ago
Person shot at Philly 4th of July celebration on Ben Franklin Parkway. Suspect also shot, possibly by police. 3 months ago
Triple shooting in Southwest Philadelphia brings total victims to at least 17 in last 24 hours. 3 months ago
New quadruple shooting reported this hour in Olney section of Philadelphia; city’s second quadruple in under 24 hours. More info later at 3 months ago
At least four dead; more wounded overnight in Philadelphia. More info at 3 months ago
Three-year-old girl wounded in crossfire in West Oak Lane, 20th Street & 66th Ave. 7:30 p.m. 3 months ago

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