Police opened fire and wounded a shooting suspect they say pointed his weapon at an officer after a brother and sister were shot on Margaret Street near Torresdale Avenue in the Frankford section of the city early Sunday. Medics rushed victims of the initial incident, a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, to Hahnemann University Hospital, where they were reported in stable condition.
Responding officers spotted a man who matched the description near Frankford Avenue and Margaret Street. After a short foot chase and gunpoint confrontation, the pursuing officer opened fire, striking the 22-year-old suspect, according to a 6ABC report. Medics also rushed the wounded suspect to Hahnemann.
Two more men were wounded in earlier incidents, brining the weekend total to nine gunshot victims in Philadelphia. A 22-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center after he was shot in the neck shortly after 10 p.m. Friday on Lovatt Terrace, near Oxford and Algon Avenues in the Crescentville section of the city.
Police rushed a 22-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he suffered a graze wound shortly after 9 p.m. on Stewart Street, not far from 56th Street and Lansdowne Avenue in the Overbrook section of West Philadelphia.
Police in Reading, Pa., are asking for help to identify a man who was shot to death Friday night, according to a report from readingeagle.com. Carlisle, Pa., Police dispatch confirmed they now have a suspect in custody following a shooting early Saturday evening, according to pennlive.com.
FOX29 is reporting a shooting death at a federal prison in Cumberland County, NJ, Saturday, but few details have been released.
UPDATE: A spokesman with the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Sunday that “a staff shooting death” took place, but outside the secure perimeter, according to a report from pressofatlanticcity.com, and that foul play is not suspected.
Fingerprints at the scene of a fatal Thursday night shooting in Chester, Pa., led police to arrest David Wiggins, 24, at his home Saturday in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia, according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer. FOX29 adds that Delaware County officials worked with investigators in Philadelphia to locate Wiggins, and are still looking for a second suspect.
UPDATE: CBS3 is now reporting that a second suspect, 22-year-old Rita Pultro, was taken into custody Sunday in the 1300 block of Harrison Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.
In Philadelphia on Saturday, volunteers participating in “American Casualties: A Drawing” left thousands of chalk outlines on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, in remembrance of gun violence victims. The event was scheduled in conjunction with Peace Day Philly.
Donald D Groff shared a photo from the event on Twitter:
— Donald D Groff (@dgroff) September 21, 2013
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