#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates

Breaking Monday:

The Philadelphia Inquirer posted this photo on Twitter, after a Montgomery County, Pa., press conference where authorities said Monday that they recovered these weapons during a suburban drug ring bust. The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Morning Call, CBs3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29 have reports.

Philadelphia incidents:

A man was found shot to death inside a van Sunday morning on North 18th Street near West Ontario Street in the Tioga section of Philadelphia. 6ABC reported that neighbors reported hearing gunshots around 2 a.m.

Police say the unidentified man, who appeared to be in his early 30′s, had been shot once in the head, according to CBS3NBC1o reported that at least six bullet holes were found in the van’s windshield.

Police rushed a 28-year-old man to Temple University Hospital after he suffered a wrist wound in a shooting just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday on North 34th Street near West Clearfield Street in North Philadelphia.

Three men were shot in separate incidents Friday night and early Saturday in Philadelphia, as we previously reported.

A large amount of money was taken during the robbery of a Target store Saturday night in Northeast Philadelphia, according to reports from CBS3 and the Philadelphia Daily News.

Philadelphia Police have released a surveillance video, asking for help from the public to identify the suspect wanted for the recent robbery of a 20-year-old woman in Wynnefield Heights.

New Jersey news:

Police have identified a 29-year-old man who was slain in his apartment in Gloucester Township, NJ, early Sunday as Kareem Coleman, according to courierpostonline.com. CBS3, NBC10 and the Associated Press also had reports.

A 31-year-old Trenton man was shot four times with a .40-caliber handgun early Sunday in Trenton, NJ, according to NJ.com, which previously reported that detectives in Trenton were already investigating three shootings on Friday and Saturday that left one person dead and three others wounded.

Police in Pleasantville, NJ, were investigating a shooting incident that may have sent one man to the hospital, according to pressofatlanticcity.com.

Pennsylvania headlines:

Officials said that a suspect with a gun in his hand was killed by police early Monday in western Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press. Another AP report indicated that jury selection was scheduled to start Monday for the trial of a northwestern Pennsylvania woman charged in the shooting death of her boyfriend last summer.

In Chicago:

Six children were shot Sunday night in Chicago, capping a violent weekend which left at least nine people dead and at least 36 wounded since Friday, according to The Chicago Tribune, which also reported that four men and two women were shot early Sunday morning at an Easter party at a house in west suburban Montgomery, Illinois.

U.S. weekend headlines:

Alabama: Highway Patrol officer shot Saturday evening
Arkansas: Three shot in home on Easter morning
Florida: Three hospitalized after apartment shooting
Minnesota: Shooting leaves one dead, three wounded, three arrested
Missouri: Boy, 4, wounds brother, 3, in accidental shooting
Missouri: Man charged in highway shootings
Texas: Shooter wounds three-year-old
Texas: Officer shot, suspect captured after chase
Washington, DC: Three men shot Sunday in Southeast D.C.


The Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times have reports on a news release from SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter, indicating that gunfire in some American cities is vastly underreported, among other findings.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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