At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have tracked 31 shooting victims so far in January, 2014, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources. Eleven victims were pronounced dead on the same day they wounded, and another eight were initially reported in critical condition.
In the latest incident, a man in his 20s was fatally wounded shortly after 7 a.m. Monday on East Chelten Avenue near Wister Street in East Germantown.
Another man was shot and killed just before 11 p.m. Sunday inside a home on East Price Street, near Boyer Street and Chelten Avenue in East Germantown. The victim had suffered a head wound, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Medics rushed a 24-year-old man to Albert Einstein Medical Center after he was shot in the foot Sunday night at about 11:30 p.m., on Delphine Street, near North 4th Street and West Fisher Avenue in the Olney section of the city.
In Frankford, a 24-year-old man was reported in stable condition with a hand wound after he was shot at about 8 p.m. Sunday on Bridge Street near Hawthorne Street in Frankford.
Sunday was the fifth consecutive day on which at least four people were shot in Philadelphia. View the latest #GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review for more information.
Homicides declined by about 25 percent in Philadelphia in 2013 — which represents unprecedented progress — but the city still suffered the highest rate of homicide per capita found among large American cities.
In December, we mapped 82 shootings incidents which left 95 people wounded in Philadelphia. At least 16 victims died on the same day they were shot, and another 24 were initially reported in critical condition. At least eight teens were shot during the month.
According to media reports, a Wawa convenience store in Northeast Philadelphia was robbed early Monday for the fifth time since last fall: 6ABC • NBC10 • The Philadelphia Inquirer. Local media also reported on an apparent murder-suicide in Wayne, Pa., Sunday afternoon: CBS3 • 6ABC • Fox29 • Philadelphia Daily News • The Philadelphia Inquirer
A 14-year-old boy charged with murdering a 13-year old boy from Atlantic City has surrendered to authorities, according to a report from CBS3. Fox29 and The Philadelphia Inquirer have more information on the confrontation that left one man dead and another wounded in Chester, Pa., early Sunday morning.
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