Philadelphia shooting victim analysis for September, 2014

Police investigate the scene after four men were shot, two fatally, last month in Fern Rock. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we followed 97 shooting incidents which left 115 people wounded or killed in Philadelphia during September, 2014, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources.

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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.

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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.

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Philadelphia CeaseFire hosting “A Game of Peace Basketball Tournament” Wednesday night in North Philadelphia

Above: Players compete in Philadelphia CeaseFire’s “A Game of Peace Basketball Tournament” last year. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Jim MacMillan.

The next Philadelphia CeaseFire “A Game of Peace” tournament is almost here:

Wednesday, October 8th, from 6-9 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, at 2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.

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