#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates

Seeking gunmen:

Above: Police released surveillance video Tuesday, hoping to identify suspects wanted for the armed robbery of a Target store last weekend in Northeast Philadelphia. Police also released a video seeking the the suspect who shot a 30-year-old man in Juniata Park earlier this month, during a an incident previously reported by 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29.

Philadelphia incidents:

Five men have been wounded by gunfire in Philadelphia since our last incident update on Monday:

A 22-year-old man was listed in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot in the leg just after noon Monday on South 56th Street near Broomall Street in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia, a 23-year-old man was in critical condition at HUP after he was shot in the chest around 5:30 p.m. Monday at 59th and Chestnut Streets in West Philadelphia, and a 20-year-old man was reported critical at Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the chest around 10:30 p.m. Monday at 6th and Norris Streets in North Philadelphia.

One man was hospitalized after a police-involved shooting incident shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday at 51st and Willows Streets in the Cedar Park section of West Philadelphia. Officers were responding to reports of gunshots when the incident took place, according to NBC10. The Philadelphia Daily News reported that the wounded man was in critical condition with a head wound at HUP. CBS3 and 6ABC also had reports.

A 41-year-old man was reported stable with an arm wound after he was shot at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at 58th and Thompson Streets in the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia. Five more men were shot over the weekend in Philadelphia, as we previously reported.

Editor’s note: We have deleted one incident report after a source informed us that the victim’s injuries were self-inflicted.

Lightning Talk:

Bryan Lentz, former State Representative and former Chief of the Philadelphia Regional Gun Violence Task Force will discuss Focused Deterrence at  Young Involved Philadelphia’s Police Lightning Talks, Thursday evening in Center City. Check Facebook and TicketLeap for more info.

Pennsylvania updates:

Police were searching for two men they say robbed a movie theater in Bala Cynwyd Monday night, according to NBC10Fox29 reported on a shooting Tuesday night in Chester.

A man was shot in what Lebanon City Police believe was a robbery attempt, police were at the scene of a shooting reported in York Monday afternoon, and a 23-year-old man was shot in the arm just before noon Tuesday in Harrisburg, according to pennlive.com, which also posted an Associated Press story reporting that a 17-year-old boy was shot to death near Pittsburgh.

New Jersey news:

Three people were shot Tuesday at the funeral for another shooting victim in Trenton, NJ, according to reports from NJ.com, trentonian.com, NBC10, Fox29 and Philly.com.

Two men were injured in a shooting Monday night in Atlantic City, NJ, according to pressofatlanticcity.com. NJ.com also reported that a detective and a suspect were wounded in a shootout outside of a Walmart in Garfield, Bergen County.

National headlines:

Police said two people were dead, including a teenager, after an Easter Sunday gunfight gun in Florida, according to wtsp.com, adding that two others were injured in the crossfire and hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Four people were shot, one fatally, in Mankato, Minnesota, according to minnesota.cbslocal.com.

Children have been shot in Iowa, Missouri and Tennessee. About 20 children per day in the United States are injured by firearms seriously enough to require hospitalization, and more than 6% of these children die from their injuries, according to a Yale School of Medicine study cited by medicalxpress.com.

ProPublica is reporting in a doctor in California who has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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