Over the seven-day period beginning last Friday, 30 people have been wounded or killed in Philadelphia shootings, as additional incidents have left victims across the region.
As we reported earlier, one man was shot to death in South Philadelphia Thursday night, and another was critically wounded in West Philadelphia.
Early Friday morning, a 60-year-old man was wounded in another West Philadelphia shooting incident, in the area of 59th and Sansom Streets, and was reported in stable condition at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Nobody was wounded in an Oxford Circle incident, which we also reported earlier Friday.
Armed suspect robbed a storage facility in the Tacony section of Philadelphia early Friday morning, according to media reports. One suspect was armed with a semi-automatic weapon, according to 6ABC, and CBS3 reports that the robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
Friday’s Philadelphia Inquirer identified three of the victims of Wednesday night’s homicides, which we reported Thursday morning. Jose Gabino Aparicio, Raheem Williams and Justin Carter, all in their 20s, were killed in separate incidents.
6ABC has an Associated Press story on Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s speech on gun violence — with New Orleans Mayor Landrieu — Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington.
We streamed it live at GunCrisis.org, where you can still watch the event in it’s entirety.
The two mayors were in town for the Justice Department’s National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
More than 5,000 young Philadelphians have been shot or killed in the last six years, according to the city’s recently-released strategic plan to prevent youth violence.
A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot Thursday in the northwestern corner of the state as a warrant was being served, according to 6ABC. FOX29 reported that the trooper was in critical condition Friday morning. Earlier this month, two more troopers were shot during a pursuit in central Pa., according to triblive.com.
A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg on Allentown, Pa., Thursday night, according to mcall.com. Near Harrisburg, pennlive.com reports that a man in Enola was accused of firing a shotgun at vehicle. Police in Bethlehem, Pa., were investigating a Thursday morning gunfire report, according to another mcall.com report.
Police in Atlantic City, N.J., say that a man was arrested after shooting an acquaintance early Friday morning, according to pressofatlanticcity.com. Police said that two Camden, NJ, juveniles wanted for an armed robbery were caught this week after they were stopped in a stolen vehicle, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Authorities said that an off-duty federal agent who was being robbed drew his gun and shot two of the alleged assailants early Friday morning, according to a report from NJ.com.
In Delaware, police say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old boy last Friday, according to CBS3.
In Alabama, police are hoping evangelism can curb their city’s skyrocketing murder rate, according to a story at theatlantic.com.
A coalition of community groups is asking you to show up Saturday to participate in the Hands Across Philadelphia Rally Against Gun Violence, along 52nd Street from Woodland Avenue to Parkside Avenue, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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