#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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Gun battle breaks out at hospital complex

Slide show above: Police secure the area following Thursday’s hospital shooting. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Officials said that a caseworker was shot to death and a psychiatrist was grazed but retuned fire with his own weapon, wounding the suspect Thursday afternoon at Mercy Fitzgerald in Darby, Pennsylvania, according to local media reports.

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#GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review

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