Recent weekend shooting victim totals continue downward trend

Above: Police investigate the scene after a teenager was shot in the ankle Saturday night in East Germantown. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Weekend shooting victim totals have declined for three consecutive weeks, based on incidents tracked by the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

We followed reports of five people shot during the past weekend, resulting from incidents reported in the Belmont and East Germantown sections of the city, as well as North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia.


Last weekend, we followed reports of 10 shooting victims. We followed 13 reported victims during the previous weekend and reports of 15 people shot one weekend earlier.

At the same time, we have noted that weekend temperatures have dropped significantly during the same period, according to weather data from The average high temperature during the past weekend was only 60 degrees, compared with weekend average highs of 67 one week earlier, 82 degrees two weeks ago and 76 three weeks ago.


(Red bars reflect daily high and low temperatures recorded in Philadelphia during the past four weekends.)


Weekend totals in this report include incidents taking place between noon each Friday and midnight each Sunday night.

One man was shot this weekend but has been excluded from this report because the shooter has not been charged. Police were investigating the wounded man’s role the incident, according to reports from 6ABC and the Philadelphia Daily News, but he is not accused of using a gun.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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