“Memorial to the Lost,” a display installed Thursday at Villanova University incorporates crosses holding tee shirts which represent the 288 people who were shot to death in Philadelphia last year — as well as the 26 victims killed at Sandy Hook. Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based gun violence reduction group, is leading a related event on Saturday. CBS3 has more info:
The Gun Crisis Reporting Project was among partners honored this week by Philadelphia Ceasefire, a public health intervention program intended to stop gun violence. We will have a full report in the coming days.
As we previously reported, two more men were shot Thursday night in Philadelphia:
At the same time, 6ABC reports that Philadelphia will end up with 35 to 40% fewer homicedes this year. A recent Philadelphia Daily News report attributes some of the progress to community policing in the 39th District, although we have reported on several other programs with evidence of impact as well.
Today, CBS3 reports that one man wanted in a rash of recent robberies was hospitalized after he was stabbed in the neck during an attempted robbery Thursday in South Philadelphia. NBC10 reports that a young man killed last earlier this week in Wynnefiled because the robber wanted his headphones.