With deepest respect to the thousands of people killed on September 11th, we have calculated that more people have since been shot to death in Philadelphia alone.
Above: Police search for the gunman and for evidence after an 18-year-old man was critically wounded during a robbery Sunday night in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we counted reports of 30 shooting victims during the first week of September in Philadelphia, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources.
A friend of the victim tried to drive him to the hospital, but they were then involved in an accident.
Slide show above: Police investigate the scene of a shooting which left a 28-year-old man critically wounded Saturday night on North American Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Between Friday afternoon and Sunday night, 14 shooting victims were reported in Philadelphia, including one teen and two women. One man was killed and five more victims were initially reported in critical condition.
Above: Friends and family gather in Nicetown for a vigil to remember Terrance ‘T-Bird’ Cox, killed in a shooting which also left two other men wounded. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we followed 18 shooting incidents between noon on Friday and midnight Monday night.
Fatalities were reported in Kensington and in Southwest Philadelphia. Two women and four teens were among the wounded.