A man from the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia has been convicted murdering three teens in 2012, and now faces a possible death sentence, according to reports from the Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Associated Press.
A 14 percent increase in Philadelphia homicides, a 15 percent climb in gunpoint robberies, and a 21 percent spike in aggravated assaults with guns during January, 2012 were among determining factors that led us to launch the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.
Slideshow: Police investigate after three teens are shot to death in Juniata Park in 2012. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’14736′]
The latest Philadelphia Police statistics indicate a 27 percent drop in homicides this year, when compared with 2012.
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