We have now identified 12 incidents of gun violence near Temple University campuses in North Philadelphia since launching the Gun Crisis Reporting Project in March, 2012. One Temple student has been killed and another has been wounded in off-campus shootings in the city during the same period.
Last night:A 20-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot twice around 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of North 11th and Norris Streets -- seen in the photos above -- on the edge of the main campus of Temple University.
According to investigators, police located several fired shell casings and a parked car which had been struck by a bullet. Police escorted passing civilians through the crime scene as a family living nearby brought their high school graduation party to an early conclusion.
Temple University sent alerts to the campus community:
TU Alert: @PhillyPolice investigating off-campus shooting on Norris St btwn 10&11. 2 non-Temple individuals involved. Pls avoid the area. — Temple University (@TempleUniv) May 30, 2014
The red pin indicates the location of Thursday night's shooting incident, at 11th and Norris Streets, on the northeast edge of Temple's main campus and also close to some of the incidents reported below.
Last month:Last month, Temple University alerted their community to a gunpoint robbery about a block from the latest shooting scene.
TU Alert (1/2): Philadelphia Police reports that non-TU male was robbed at gunpoint at 10th and Norris streets about 11:30pm. — Temple University (@TempleUniv) April 18, 2014
One week earlier, the university posted an alert for gunfire in the same area:
TU Alert: Shots fired into air at 10th and Norris. No one injured. Stay away from the area due to police activity.
— Temple University (@TempleUniv) April 11, 2014
According to news reports, a mother and son were visiting the university when a stray bullet shattered their car window, as we previously reported.
2013:Last November, Temple tweeted an alert after another nearby shooting:
TU Alert (1 of 2): Philadelphia Police investigating reports of shooting at Warnock & Norris streets earlier this evening. — Temple University (@TempleUniv) November 10, 2013
A few days earlier, Temple University alerted their communities overnight that campus police found a shooting victim near their hospital, as we previously reported.
TU Alert (1 of 2): At about 2:30am, Temple Police found a non-TU-related man shot at Germantown and Tioga near TU Hospital.
— Temple University (@TempleUniv) November 6, 2013
An October 13th tweet from Temple advised readers to avoid an area on North Willington Street, just west of the main campus, due to “police activity.”
TU Advisory (not Alert): Increased Phila Police activity 1800 block of N Willington St just west of 16th. Please avoid area. — Temple University (@TempleUniv) October 13, 2013
The Temple News later reported that a 17-hour standoff between police and an armed Temple student ended with the suspect being detained in safe condition, according to police.
On October 5th, Temple tweeted an advisory to avoid the area of a “non-TU-related shooting” investigation at 11th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, also close to the edge of the campus.
TU Advisory (*not* Alert): Phila Police investigating non-TU-related shooting at 11th & CB Moore (Columbia Playground). Please avoid area. — Temple University (@TempleUniv) October 5, 2013
In August, a tweet from @TempleUniv advised avoiding the area of another shooting reported near TU Hospital.
TU Alert: Reported shooting near Broad Street and Ontario streets, near TU Hospital. Police on scene. Avoid the area. — Temple University (@TempleUniv) August 20, 2013
Early on New Year's Day, a Temple student was killed in a triple shooting Tioga section of the city, according to The Temple News.
2012:In September, 2012, a Temple University advisory reported on the off-campus shooting of a student.
In July 2012, Temple University posted an advisory after a 10-year-old child was shot in the leg at 11th and Norris Streets. We covered that scene as well.
Police said that a man fired at Temple security officers before he was wounded by police near the campus during an incident which we covered in June, 2012.
We also covered a triple shooting which left one man dead and two critically wounded in the spring of 2102 at 4th and Norris, six blocks from the edge of the campus.
More incidents around local campuses:Earlier this week, students and staff were locked down inside the Community College of Philadelphia, after a person with a gun was reported on campus, as we reported. NBC10 posted video of SWAT officers evacuating students.
In April, we reported on a fatal shooting outside a restaurant near the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia.
We also gathered news reports after one person was shot to death near the campus of Widener University in Chester, Pa. in April.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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