First weekend of summer: Four 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.
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
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:
- Criminologist David Kennedy speaks at Cost of Violence Conference
- Cost of Violence conference concludes with straight talk — and songs of joy
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:
- Local media reports: Mass shooting in Miami
- Local media reports from Oregon: Shots fired inside high school
- Local media reports: Two police officers among five dead in Las Vegas shooting
- Washington: Shooting at Seattle Pacific University
- Media reports: Mass shooting in California
Worst day of May: Twelve 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 ordinary: Five 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.
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.
- 06.25.14: Gunfire leaves five men wounded in Philadelphia
- 06.25.14: Two young teens wounded in South Philadelphia shooting
- 06.22.14: Three hours: Two dead, six wounded in Philadelphia shootings
- 06.22.14: Teen killed, another critically wounded; police vehicle struck
- 06.21.14: Man killed; child among seven wounded in latest outbreak of Philadelphia gun violence
- 06.16.14: Four men shot on Father’s Day in Philadelphia
- 05.30.14: Five men shot in less than 24 hours in Philadelphia
- 05.29.14: Three men killed, three people wounded in latest outbreak of gun violence in Philadelphia
- 05.15.14: Seven people shot in six hours Wednesday night in Philadelphia
- 05.14.14: Three double shootings among Tuesday’s incidents in Philadelphia
- 05.09.14: Two more teens among five latest Philadelphia shooting victims
- 05.05.14: Latest outbreak persists with six new shooting victims reported overnight in Philadelphia
- 05.04.14: Mapped: 21 shooting victims reported in Philadelphia during first three days of May
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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