#GunCrisis Monthly: July, 2014

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.

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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

Penn Street Homicide

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:

Fewer shooting victims reported during June in Philadelphia:

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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

Fatal triple shooting in Bristol

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.

Regional report:

National news:

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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