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A shell casing lies is a chalk circle after a shooting incident early Tuesday in Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

With the unofficial start of summer having passed, we are refocusing attention to our free #GunCrisis breaking news text alert program. Subcribe for free to get occasional alerts on major local and national gun violence incidents by texting guncrisis to (215) 987-5414. (Text STOP anytime to unsubscribe.)

In the past, we have averaged sending just a few messages per month, including:

  • Drive-by shooting incident wounds 11 people overnight in Washington, DC – 2 months ago
  • Murder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner suspected in gun battle with authorities in California. Live video now at  – 3 months ago
  • Five people, including two police officers, shot at New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, DE, last hour – 3 months ago
  • Three teens were wounded, one critically, in a West Philadelphia shooting incident tonight. Two men were wounded in earlier, unlrelated shootings. – 4 months ago
  • Four firefighters have been shot, two fatally, by a gunman at a fire scene near Rochester, NY, Monday morning. – 5 months ago
  • Breaking news: Four dead in Blair County, Pennsylvania shooting; three troopers injured. – 5 months ago
  • AP now reporting 18 children among the 27 dead in shooting at Connecticut elementary school today. – 5 months ago
  • Getting media reports of multiple casualties after shooting at Newtown, CT, elementary school this morning. – 5 months ago
  • Initial news reports suggest two people dead and two wounded by a man with rifle and mask at a shopping mall in Oregon. – 5 months ago
  • A four-year-old boy has been reported in critical but stable condition after he was wounded in a shooting in South Philadelphia earlier tonight. – 6 months ago
  • Five people were shot to death and four were wounded in separate incidents over 24hrs in Philadelphia, beginning just after noon Saturday. – 6 months ago
  • Two killed, two teenage girls critically wounded and fifth person wounded in overnight shooing incident in Camden, NJ. – 8 months ago
  • Checking reports of three dead, one critical and two stable after five shooting incidents in Philadelphia this afternoon and evening. – 8 months ago
  • A woman is dead, two men are in critical condition and a child is grazed after three shooting incidents across Philadelphia this afternoon. – 8 months ago
  • Two teens, ages 14 & 17, have been reported shot on the subway near Temple University in North Philadelphia. – 8 months ago
  • Officials confirm shooting death of police officer in Plymouth Township, PA. Suspect is also dead. – 8 months ago
  • Four dead, six wounded by gunfire this weekend in Philadelphia – – 9 months ago
  • Reports of up to eight people shot outside the Empire State Building in NYC. – 9 months ago
  • Philadelphia Police officer shot and killed after leaving work this morning in North Philadelphia. – 9 months ago
  • Police report seven dead and two wounded in multiple shooting at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin – 10 months ago
  • 11-year-old and 17-year-old shot to death on Westbury Drive in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia tonight. – 10 months ago
  • Eight people wounded by gunfire in 90-minutes span overnight in Philadelphia; including single, triple and quadruple shooting scenes. – 10 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. – 11 months ago
  • Person shot at Philly 4th of July celebration on Ben Franklin Parkway. Suspect also shot, possibly by police. – 11 months ago
  • Triple shooting in Southwest Philadelphia brings total victims to at least 17 in last 24 hours. – 11 months ago
  • New quadruple shooting reported this hour in Olney section of Philadelphia; city’s second quadruple in under 24 hours. – 11 months ago
  • At least four dead; more wounded overnight in Philadelphia. – 11 months ago

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aimed a weapon toward police — was shot and wounded by officers Thursday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs by the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Investigator works at scene after police shot a gun suspect last week. Photograph by the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

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