#GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review

(Family and friends watch) Police investigate the crime scene, Thursday July 18, 2013, on E. Wister Avenue near Germantown Avenue in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia after a fatal shooting.  According to Chief Inspector Scott Small officers from the 14th district responded to a radio call for a shooting around 12:15 a.m. and located a 45 year-old man lying on the sidewalk suffering from four gunshot wounds to the back.  Medics arrived and pronounced the man on location police said.  As the investigation was taking place a steady stream of friends and family of the victim arrived on scene to watching closely as investigators moved about the victim's body.  GunCrisis.org/ Joseph Kaczmarek

Loved ones embrace as police investigate a fatal shooting Wednesday night in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police officer Greg Giacomelli watches over the shooting victim's dog that remained at the crime scene on N. 27th Street near W. Sterner Street in North Philadelphia, Sunday July 14, 2013, after it's owner was fatally wounded by gunfire.   According to investigators, police responded to a radio call for gunshots around 1 a.m. and found a man approximately 40 years-old laying in the sidewalk  suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head who was pronounced on scene by medics.  Police had to call out Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA) for the victim's dog that was left tied to a nearby fence.  GunCrisis.org/ Joseph Kaczmarek

Philadelphia Police officer Greg Giacomelli watches over the victim’s dog after a man was shot and killed in North Philadelphia early Sunday morning. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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