#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates

Slide show above: Violence interrupters hung posters, neighbors gathered and a woman cried alone on a curbstone as police investigated a fatal shooting Sunday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police rushed a 29-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, but he did not survive, after he was shot four times in the neck Sunday night at North 28th and Cumberland Streets in North Philadelphia. According to police, officers responded to the block after receiving numerous 911 calls reporting gunfire shortly after 9 p.m.

28th Street Homicide A team of violence interrupters from Philadelphia Ceasefire hung posters and chanted for an end to the violence Sunday night at the North Philadelphia shooting scene. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

As we previously reported, five men were shot Friday night in Philadelphia and three more people shot Saturday.

Two shooting incidents left one man dead and three more wounded overnight in Vineland, NJ — about 40 miles south of Philadelphia — according to reports from 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29.

A 27-year-old man was found shot to death in a car in Allentown, Pa., Sunday afternoon, and another man was seriously wounded in another Allentown shooting on Friday, according to reports from mcall.com.

A 14-year-old boy and his grandfather were shot to death at a community center and a woman was killed at a an assisted living center in targeted attacks on the Jewish community Sunday in Kansas, according to media reports.

At least 36 people were shot in the span of 36 hours this weekend in Chicago, according to chicagotribune.com. Police in Missouri said that at least 12 recent highway and roadway shootings are “positively” connected, according to latimes.com.

Police in New York City said that they shot and killed an 86-year-old man Saturday, after he had killed his daughter and turned a shotgun toward them, according to NJ.com.  A one-year-old girl was among four people shot in a weekend incident in New Orleans, according to wafb.com.

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Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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