Since beginning last spring, Edward Rhoads of Philadelphia has been compiling a list of those killed with guns in our city, based on information he finds by following media reports, including the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.
Rhoads, a retired professor of Chinese history at the University of Texas at Austin, took on the project at the request of the rector of his wife’s church, the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. Each week, Kerbel lights a candle for each gun death in Philly.
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Above: Philadelphia Police SWAT officers search the scene after a 13-year-old was shot earlier this month in South Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
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Fifty people gather in remembrance of murdered couple Tuesday night on Sparks Streets in the Olney section of Philadelphia.
A new plaque was placed in honor of fallen Officer Brad Fox during Friday’s annual Montgomery County Police Officer Memorial Ceremony.
Plastic crosses supported 331 T-shirts, naming every 2012 homicide victim in Philadelphia, when the Memorial of the Lost was first installed on the lawn of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in January. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project courtesy of Frances Schwabenland. This weekend, organizers are planning to install the exhibit at a new…
The community came together for vigil Thursday evening at the scene where a community leader is killed in front of his West Philadelphia home one night earlier.
According to police, 54-year-old Gregory Scott was shot in the head several times in front of his home 0n the 200 block of Millick Street as he got out of his car shortly after 11 p.m.
Police have announced that 44-year-old James Scott, the victim’s cousin, from the 5500 Block of Cherry Street and 25-year-old James Hiller from the 700 Block of North 66th Street have been arrested and charged with murder and related offenses, according to 6ABC.