#GunCrisis staffer ducks gunfire in Olney, calls 911, and finds dozens of shell casings on North Broad Street

Broad Street Shots FiredPhiladelphia Police investigators mark ballistic evidence found on North Broad Street in Olney after someone opened fire early Wednesday morning. An unknown gunman fired at least 29 times, according to police at the scene. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Broad Street Shots FiredGun Crisis Reporting Project co-founder Joe Kaczmarek had just left another shooting scene at Broad and Rockland Streets when he heard the gunshots, pulled over and ducked inside his car. As he called 911, Kaczmarek heard a police captain — who was just behind him in traffic — report the incident over police radio.

Kaczmarek followed responding patrol cars and photographed the scene as police took two men into custody. Police said that the men were in illegal possession of a gun but later found that it did not match the shell casings.

Kaczmarek had spotted the shell casings in the northbound lanes of Broad Street near Chew Avenue, about 100 yards from where he had been when he first heard the gunfire, and reported them to police. No injuries were reported in connection with this incident.

Slideshow: Police investigate shots fired on North Broad Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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One thought

  1. you guys risk your lives everyday.
    so what happened to the 2 guys picked up by police that were carrying guns illegally?

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