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Philadelphia incident reports:
Four new shooting victims have been reported in Philadelphia since our last update Sunday afternoon.
A young man was listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the chest around 1:30 p.m. Sunday on North Marshall Street, near West Indiana Avenue and North 6th Street in the Fairhill Section of North Philadelphia. CBS3 has a brief report.
A 17-year-old girl walked to the Aria Health Frankford Campus where she was listed in stable condition with a leg wound after hearing gunshots and noticing she had been wounded around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Margaret Street near Frankford Avenue in the Frankford section of the city. 6ABC and NBC10 have brief reports.
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) April 28, 2014
Next, medics rushed a 43-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in stable condition with a hand wound after he was shot just after 9 p.m. Sunday on Greenwich Street, in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.
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Anti-violence activist and Cradle-to-Grave Program co-creator Scott Charles explains the ease with which straw purchasers can put guns in the hands of Philadelphia felons, and the tragic outcomes, in Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams tweeted this morning:
Good news Philly our homicides are down. This day last year we had 82 as of today we have mourned 71. 13.41% fewer. pic.twitter.com/QvM8PSLsGh
— Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) April 28, 2014
Chester victim identified:
Authorities have identified the man shot and killed near Widener University in Chester, Pa., Friday as 22-year-old Javon Williams, according to an Associated Press report posted at philly.com.
Breaking Monday in NJ:
A man was shot at a home in Hamilton Township, N.J. around 5 a.m., Monday, according to NBC10.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that arrest rates for homicide have been falling across the US, possibly due to reduced resources, “no-snitch” culture and even the “CSI effect,” giving the public a broader understanding of police techniques, and possibly helping killers cover their tracks.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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