#GunCrisis Philadelphia Monthly: December, 2013

The free #GunCrisis: Philadelphia Monthly newsletter for December, 2013, was distributed by email this afternoon. Just leave your name and email address in the form found in the right column to subscribe for future newsletters. Here’s what you may have missed:

A Philadelphia Police officer stands by his car during a police-involved shooting investigation in the Tacony section of the city. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A Philadelphia Police officer stands by his car during a police-involved shooting investigation in the Tacony section of the city. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Major incident reports:
• 12.16.13: Triple-shooting caps weekend violence; 11 people shot in Philadelphia
• 12.12.13: Three shot in Kensington, two fatally; man wounded at West Oak Lane hotspot; teen struck on Spring Garden
• 12.08.13: Latest shooting incidents leave one dead and four wounded across Philadelphia
• 11.28.22: Two teens among eight people wounded in Philadelphia shooting incidents
• 11.22.13: Twelve shooting victims reported in Philadelphia since Thursday morning

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we tracked 76 shooting incidents with 89 victims wounded or killed across Philadelphia throughout the month of November, 2013, based on our original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we tracked 76 shooting incidents with 89 victims wounded or killed across Philadelphia throughout the month of November, 2013, based on our original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources.

National headlines:
• 12.13.13: Colorado: Shooting at Arapahoe High School
• 11.27.13: Suspect surrenders and hostages released in Inglewood, Calif. 
• 11.25.13: Yale University on lockdown
• Media reports: Gun violence takes brutal toll on youngest victims across US in November

Bright spots:

Philadelphia CeaseFire violence interrupters and intervention workers pose for a photo during their recent fourth anniversary celebration. We were indescribably honored to have been recognized at the event for supporting their work. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Philadelphia CeaseFire violence interrupters and intervention workers pose for a photo during their recent fourth anniversary celebration. We were indescribably honored to have been recognized at the event for supporting their work. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A police officer looks for ballistic evidence at the scene after finding a gunshot victim in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A police officer looks for ballistic evidence at the scene after finding a gunshot victim in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

As we move toward the close of 2013, the Gun Crisis Reporting Project would like to thank all of you who have supported us in so many ways.

We have been honored through national and international media recognition, numerous journalism awards and even some very important community awards this year, but most importantly, homicides are down sharply in Philadelphia, and we want to see that trend continue.

We do our best to inform readers who seek more information on gun violence incidents, issues and solutions. We illuminate groups and individuals working to prevent gun violence — and we provide professional support.

We focus on solutions when we meet officials, convene communities, visit colleges and universities or advise journalists covering gun violence in Philadelphia.

But we need your help. Your tax-deductible contribution will help sustain our reporting into the new year, and to build a hub for everyone to participate in bringing an end to gun violence.

Read more about GunCrisis.org and check our latest status report.

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