Above: Gun violence survivor Ebony Smith and her grandmother Linda Smith watch as police investigate a fatal shooting in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Video: Gun Crisis Reporting Project partners with Lisa Ling and Our America
We couldn’t tell you sooner, but the staff of the Gun Crisis Reporting Project started collaborating almost 16 months ago with the documentary team that produces Our America with Lisa Ling on the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN. Earlier this month, we saw the outcome: Under the Gun.
Web extra: Chronicling the Gun Crisis in Philadelphia
Philadelphia keeps pace with last year’s homicide reductions through first six months of 2014:
The daily update from the Philadelphia Police Department for June 30th counted 115 homicides in the city through the first six months of 2014, one less than the total reported by the same date last year.
Incident Reports: Gun violence persists
Women react at the scene as police investigate a fatal shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
More Philadelphia shooting incidents:
- 07.02.14: Two women wounded, one critically, in Mill Creek shooting
- Holiday Weekend Report: Three dead and nine wounded by gunfire in Philadelphia
- 07.07.14: Man killed in Overbrook, another wounded in Strawberry Mansion
- 07.11.14: Shootings leave two dead and five wounded in Philadelphia
- 07.16.14: Shootings leave seven wounded, three critically
- 07.17.14: Four men wounded, two critically
Fewer shooting victims reported during June in Philadelphia:
We tracked 94 gunshot victims wounded during 85 shooting incidents reported last month in Philadelphia, including 18 shooting victims who were pronounced dead on the same day they were shot and another 16 who were initially reported in critical condition.
Outside Philadelphia: Regional gun violence reports
A woman holds a child on the edge of the crime scene after three men were shot in Bristol, Bucks County. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
- 07.07.14: Sleeping teen wounded by stray bullet in South Jersey
- 07.02.14: Two young teens among five wounded in Chester
- 07.17.14: Norristown shooting victim flown to Temple
- New Orleans: Nine people shot on Bourbon Street
- Chicago: One dead, 35 wounded in weekend shootings
- New York City: Violent weekend leaves 17 people shot
- California: 7 men shot at San Francisco Bay Area home
- East Hollywood: 1 dead, 4 hurt after BET Awards party shooting
Still struggling: Philadelphia stays ahead of Chicago’s homicide rate through first 26 weeks of 2014
While national headlines were dominated by gun violence in Chicago throughout the Independence Day weekend, persistent gun violence has produced a higher rate of homicide in Philadelphia through the first 26 weeks of 2014.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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