Caller: “You can’t even pay respect to your friends without somebody killing you.”

At the end of Monday’s update, with information on some of the latest shooting incidents reported in Philadelphia, we reminded readers of the opportunity to share your voice with our community.

Tuesday evening, one caller left her thoughts on lives lost last weekend:

N. Franklin Street Homicide

A police officer stands at the scene after Le’Quan Green was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in the Olney section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to police: 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.

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.

According to this caller and another source, the Sunday night shooting took place at a candellight memorial service that was held to remember Green.

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