Updates: Arrests, memorials and a fire follow New Year’s Day shooting deaths across Philadelphia


Hundreds have visited a page remembering Jaymire Rustin on Facebook.

Philadelphia Police arrested 18-year-old Kamonne Jordan of West Philadelphia in connection with the shooting death of Jaymire Rustin, 16, the city’s first murder victim of the New Year, according to CBS3. The house where Jordan lived was the scene of a fire early Thursday morning.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled Jaymire Rustin tonight at 6 p.m. at the corner of 58th & Baltimore Avenue, according to a memorial page on Facebook.

Police have arrested 22-year-old Lawrence Jeffries in connection with the murder of a Temple University student early on New Year’s day, according to 6ABC. Steven Johnson, 23, was a senior at the Fox School of Business. Two more young men were also wounded in the same incident.

Tyjuan Shields, 24, was shot to death on the same night on Pratt Street in frankford.

At the GunCrisis Reporting Project, we have counted 12 shooting victims in Philadelphia so far in 2013, and at least five of them have died

Ten-year-old Aaliyah Boyer of Manheim, PA, died Thursday after she was struck in the head by apparent celebratory New Year’s gunfire in Elkton, MD, just after midnight Tuesday. According to a report at lancasteronline.com, her organs could possibly save the lives of 10 children. A candlelight vigil will be held to remember her in Manheim Square Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.