#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates for Wednesday, 02.19.14
Two men and a woman were shot in separate incidents Tuesday night and early Thursday in Philadelphia. Prior to the latest shootings, we counted 14 women and girls who had been shot in Philadelphia this year and noted that gun violence has persisted in spite of the harsh winter weather.The Philly Police Blog has released a new cluster of surveillance videos, seeking the public's assistance to identify suspects wanted for recent armed robberies and shootings in the city:
Police have charged a man they say filmed himself committing drive-by hold ups and then posted the videos online, according to NBC10:
A man was shot in the face when he answered a knock at the door of a home early Wednesday in Sharon Hill, Delaware County, according to reports from CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29. A shooting in York, Pa., left a 29-year-old man in critical condition on Sunday.Shootings left two men dead and a child wounded Monday in Camden, NJ, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Another man was found shot to death in a car last week in Camden. Seven people have been murdered in the city this year, according to a Camden community group.One man was critically wounded by gunfire outside his home in Trenton, NJ, last week. Another Trenton man says he was wounded while sleeping inside his home. Recent shootings have also left victims in Atlantic City and Bridgeton, NJ.In Delaware, a 41-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in Wilmington, two suspects are wanted for the armed robbery of a convenience store Saturday night, and a 17-year-old was arrested after a loaded gun was found in his backpack at a Wilmington high school Tuesday afternoon, according to police.A new spate of multiple-victim shootings has broken out across the US:Las Vegas: Several people shot at wedding partyNew Orleans: 4 shootings Monday; 2 in critical condition
Oakland: One dead, three wounded in Fruitvale
Stockton: 4 shot, 1 killed in shootingRecent shooting incidents also left one law enforcement officer dead in Florida and another wounded in Texas.In Michigan, police say that a woman fired a shot at a McDonalds in response to a mistake in her order. In Florida, authorities say that one man was wounded by a hunter who mistook him for a deer.
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