Philadelphia Police Department releases more information on recent shootings

PPD-Logo-glossyA release from the Philadelphia Police Department today included more details on some of the shooting incidents we have been reporting at the GunCrisis Reporting Project so far in 2014. Six of the seven homicides in the city this year appear to have resulted from gunfire.

Police have identified the man and woman found dead inside a burning home Thursday night on Ormond Street, near East Bristol and O Streets in Juniata Park. Norberta Lopez, age 38, and Carmen Montas-Madera, 35, were found with apparent gunshot wounds to the head.

The victim of a fatal shooting which took place Saturday afternoon on North Franklin Street near West Rockland Street in Olney has been identified 22-year-old Le’Quan Green.

Tyrell Jones, 27, has been identified as the man who was shot and killed just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday on North Marshall Street, near West Nedro Avenue and North 6th Street in Olney, about a mile from the afternoon homicide scene. Police say he had been shot in the chest.

Police say that Larry Smith, 18, of Kingessing, has been charged with aggravated assault, firearms and related offenses following an incident in which two children were shot Saturday night in Southwest Philadelphia.

Roger Morrison, 36, has been taken into custody and charged with attempted murder and other offenses in the case of a shooting that left a woman in extremely critical condition with a head wound inside a home early Sunday on Unity Street near Penn Street in Frankford. Police say that the defendant stated that he had accidentally shot his girlfriend when they arrived at the scene.

Finally, police identified the two men killed in a triple shooting Sunday night in West Philadelphia as Karon Bailey and Basir Amaker, both 24 years old. A third man, age 22, was reported to be in stable condition with a leg wound. Police believe that all three victims were sitting in a car when they were shot and say that the investigation is ongoing.

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