#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates for Tuesday, 12.10.13
A record 150 people have been injured by gunfire in Wilmington, Delaware this year, according to delawareonline.com. A 17-year-old boy was shot to death on Monday:
Last week, the mayor of Wilmington said he was considering changes in police leadership, but later reports found little support on the city council and resistance from the police union. Council members last week passed a resolution seeking a federal study:
Two women were shot during one incident in Wilmington last week. Four people were shot outside a nightclub last weekend in nearby Prices Corner. A Wilmington store owner was sentenced last week for shooting two boys — ages 11 and 15 – in 2012.Three teens were among five shooting victims reported from Monday afternoon through early Tuesday in Philadelphia:A 19-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital with two gunshot wounds after he was wounded at about 4:15 p.m. on North 5th Street near Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia.Just after 6:30, a 27-year-old man was shot in the back on Bucknell Street, near 24th and Federal Streets in South Philadelphia. According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, he was listed in critical but stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.Police rushed a 28-year-old man to Temple, where he was reported in stable condition with a leg wound after an 11 p.m. shooting incident at North Lawrence and York Streets, near 5th Street in North Philadelphia.Two teens were wounded in a shooting reported at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, inside a home on 45th Street near Parrish Street in West Philadelphia. Medics rushed a 17-year-old boy to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was listed in stable condition with two gunshot wounds. An 18-year-old woman was shot twice and rushed by medics to HUP, where she was also reported stable.The man accused of robbing Asian-owned businesses in South Philadelphia has been officially charged, according to CBS3. And a Northeast Philadelphia man was sentenced to prison in a straw-purchase case, according to another CBS3 report.NBC10 reports that a man who allegedly shot and killed another man over a pair of headphones last week is now in custody. Police released a surveillance video seeking a suspect for a recent CVS robbery in East Mount Airy.Outside Philadelphia, a $10,000 reward has been offered in the case of a 2011 murder in Chester, Pa., according to 6ABC. And Fox29 is reporting on a spike in suburban bank robberies.In New Jersey, police arrested two men in a series of armed robberies as well as an attempted sexual assault in Camden County, according to NBC10. Atlantic City police are investigating a shooting at an ice cream shop which was also the scene of an armed robbery last month, according to pressofatlanticcity.com.Several recent shooting incidents have been reported in central Pennsylvania:• East Pennsboro Township man who threatened to shoot at first responders surrendered peacefully, police say• Williamstown man facing homicide charges after allegedly shooting another man he found with his wifeFour people were wounded in a bar shooting Sunday in western Pa.:
In Connecticut, a man and three women are dead after an apparent murder-suicide.In Oakland, Calif., five teenagers talk about living with violence and trying to do something about it, in a series of new videos:
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