Listing those lost

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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Vigil and arrests come one day after the shooting death of West Philadelphia community leader Gregory Scott

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.