#GunCrisis Monthly: June, 2014

Above: Philadelphia Police SWAT officers search the scene after a 13-year-old was shot earlier this month in South Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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First weekend of summerFour dead and 12 wounded in Philadelphia

Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting reported Sunday in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, bringing the weekend total to 16 people shot. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Video: Remembering Devin Bullock

Loved ones gathered in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia to remember Devin Bullock, the 19-year-old high school basketball star who died last month from wounds suffered when he was shot with two other young men.

Data: Philadelphia homicides on pace with 2013


The total number of Philadelphia homicides leapt ahead of last year’s pace early in 2014 and then fell behind significantly, before creeping to within a few percent during the first 20 weeks of this year, according to Philadelphia Police data.

Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia: Gun violence leaves two dead and five wounded


Young people watch as police investigate an officer-involved shooting on Memorial Day in West Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Video: Mothers in Charge Cost of Violence Conference

Founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight discusses Mothers in Charge and their second annual Cost of Violence National Conference, which convened last month in Philadelphia.

More conference videos:

South Philadelphia: Shooting wounds 13-year-old


Medics wearing body armor gather at the scene while police search for suspects after a 13-year-old boy was shot in South Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

National incident reports:

Worst day of MayTwelve people shot in Philadelphia


At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we tracked 12 shooting victims on May 13th in Philadelphia. Two men were killed and four more were initially reported in critical condition.

Out of the ordinaryFive women shot in two weeks


Police investigate the scene of a shooting which left a woman critically wounded in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Five women were shot in the span of two weeks in Philadelphia, ending earlier this month. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

MayShootings spike in Philadelphia



At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we tracked 111 gunshot victims reported during May in Philadelphia, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources.

May’s total number of people wounded or killed represents a 26 percent increase over the previous month, when we counted 88 people shot, and a 79 percent leap from the 62 victims we reported in both February and March.

Recent incidents:

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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