The latest weekly report from the Philadelphia Police Department shows a 33 percent leap in homicides for the period ending August 3rd, when compared with the previous 28-day period.
Above: Police investigate the scene where four people were shot, including three innocent bystanders, late Saturday night in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Three men in passing cars were wounded, one critically, during a shooting late Saturday night in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia.
Keisha Williams, the mother of three children killed in a crash which followed a recent gunpoint carjacking in the Tioga section of Philadelphia, has now also died. Click the headline for more information.
A sudden outbreak of gun violence left one young man dead and four more men wounded during a 24-hour period ending Thursday night. Click the headline to get more information.
— Peace Day Philly (@peacedayphilly) August 6, 2014
Philadelphia community groups have collaborated to plan a rally for peace, security and children tonight at LOVE Park. Click the headline for more information.
A prayer vigil to end gun violence is scheduled for tonight in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia. The event will also open the latest installation of the Memorial to the Lost, a public display which includes one tee shirt remembering each of the 201 citizens of Philadelphia killed by gun violence during 2013. Click the headline to get more information.