#GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review

Police investigate the crime scene on the 1800 block of Ginnodo Street in the Francisville section of Philadelphia on Monday Aug. 12, 2013, after a man was shot numerous times.  According to investigators at 11 p.m. police responded to a radio call for a shooting and found a 19 year-old man suffering from a several gunshot wounds to his back and legs laying on the sidewalk. Responding officers rushed the man to Hahnemann Hospital where he was listed in extremely critical condition, police said. Investigators said the victim was shot at very close range at least eight times by a .40 caliber handgun.  Police said a car and two homes on the block were also stuck by bullets during the shooting.  GunCrisis.org/ Joseph Kaczmarek

A Philadelphia Police crime scene investigator looks over ballistic evidence after a 19-year-old man was critically wound by gunfire in the Francisville section of the city last week. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Staff photos by Tom Kelly IV A Philadelphia Police Officer assigned to the 25th District was shot in the abdomen, Tuesday afternoon August 13, 2013 inside of a corner store at fourth and Annsbury Streets in the Hunting Park section of the city.  The injured officer was taken to Temple hospital for treatment and was rushed into surgery according to police.  On lookers could be seen hanging out of second floor windows, as well as at ever corner of the crime scene.

A girl watches over the investigation after a Philadelphia Police officer was shot and wounded Tuesday in the Feltonville section of the city. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

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