Mapped: Shootings along Somerset

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Last week, #GunCrisis co-founder Joseph Kaczmarek met a man at a fatal shooting scene who was wearing a memorial tee shirt, remembering a friend who had been shot to death at a previous incident.

Several people on location then remembered meeting Kaczmarek at the previous crime scene — on the 300 block of East Somerset Street on September 1st — and showed him that they had saved his photo reporting on their phones.

This map shows all of the Somerset Street shooting incidents we have followed at the GunCrisis Reporting Project over the past several months — including an area ranging one block north and south.

This may not be an comprehensive list of area shootings and data suggests that similar corridors could be identified in several sections of the city, but this map presents a snapshot of the impact of gun violence on this busy North Philadelphia travel corridor.

According to the most recent update posted at, 2263 aggravated assaults with guns have been reported across the city in 2012.

Recent shooting incidents on the Somerset Street corridor:
07.09.12: 1200 block of West Lehigh Avenue. Man shot in neck.
07.20.12: Waterloo and Cambria Streets. Man shot twice.
07.21.12: Cambria and 24th Streets. Man shot in leg.
07.23.12: Lehigh Avenue and 5th Street. Man shot.
07.25.12: Lehigh Avenue and Hutchinson Street. Man shot twice.
08.07.12: 200 block of East Cambria Street. Man shot multiple times.
08.13.12: 2200 block of West Lehigh. Man shot to death.
08.18.12: 500 block of West Cambria Street. Man shot to death.
09.01.12: 300 block of East Somerset. Man shot to death.
09.01.12: Mutter and Cambria Streets. Man shot in arm.
09.14.12: 9th and Somerset Streets. Two teens shot.
09.16.12: 21st and Somerset Streets. Man shot in leg.
09.17.12: Somerset and Water Streets. Man shot in ankle.
11.05.12: 1600 block of West Lehigh. Man shot in head.
11.14.12: 900 block of West Somerset Street. Man shot in chest.

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