Reward, surveillance video and memorial site follow Amber Long murder

Police look for evidence after a 26-year-old woman was shot to death during an apparent robbery Sunday night in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police look for evidence after Amber Long was shot to death during a robbery Sunday night in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A Philadelphia memorial service will be held in the coming weeks, according to a memorial site set up “In loving memory of Amber Jeanette Long,” who was shot to death during a robbery Sunday night in the Northern Liberties section of the city. The site — amberjeanettelong.com –also announces and welcomes donations for the Amber Long ’11 Scholarship at Philadelphia University, has reward information, a link to her obituary, and a guestbook where loved ones and strangers have been sharing their sympathies.

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Police Department shared surveillance video from the incident, including a look at the suspects and their getaway car.

The Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly.com, CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29 have reports.

According to phillypolice.com:

  • The City of Philadelphia is offering a $20,000 reward and the Fraternal Order of Police is offering a $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for this crime.
  • If you see these suspects do not approach them, contact 911 immediately.
  • To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

After gun violence left six dead and more wounded last weekend in Philadelphia, only five more shooting victims have been reported so far this week.

  • On Monday afternoon, police rushed a 29-year-old to Jefferson Hospital, where he was reported in critical but stable condition after he was shot in the chest at about 2:45 p.m. on Watkins Street, near 6th and Morris Streets ion the Southwark section of South Philadelphia.
  • Medics rushed a 47-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in stable condition with a head wound Tuesday afternoon, after he was shot during a robbery at about 4:30 p.m. at 62nd and Locust Streets in West Philadelphia.
  • A 19-year-old man died from a chest wound following an incident inside a home Tuesday night on Mascher Street near Tabor Road in the Olney section of the city. According to a Philadelphia Daily News report, Hector Echevarria, 18, of Olney, has been arrested and charged with murder and related offenses in the death of William Hopkins, 19.
  • A 20-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center after he was shot in the arm at about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Stillman Street, near 25th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia.
  • No shooting victims were reported Thursday in Philadelphia.
  • Finally, medics rushed a 22-year-old man to HUP, where he was reported in stable condition with an ankle wound after he was shot at about 3:15 a.m. Friday on Vine Street near 52nd Street in West Philadelphia.

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2 thoughts

  1. the problem is guns and has always been guns… if only these white honky folk could stop makin em we could stop shot shooting up our neighborhoods!!

    • Your comment shows how retarded negroes are!! The problem is not guns, it is negroes with guns. If we just took all guns away from you criminal negroes, the “gun problem” would be solved overnight!! Stop blaming us for your pathetic criminal race!!

      Gman
      http://www.newnation.org

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