Musical performances by Philadelphia students highlighted the third and final day of this week’s Mothers in Charge second annual Cost of Violence National Conference.
Founding executive director Dorothy Johnson-Speight discusses Mothers in Charge and their second annual Cost of Violence National Conference, which convened Monday in Philadelphia.
Weapons and drugs on display at news conference announcing Main Line drug bust. pic.twitter.com/FIGv92AV1a
— Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) April 21, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer posted this photo on Twitter, after a Montgomery County, Pa., press conference where authorities said Monday that they recovered these weapons during a suburban drug ring bust. The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Morning Call, CBs3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29 have reports.
A man was found shot to death inside a van Sunday morning on North 18th Street near West Ontario Street in the Tioga section of Philadelphia. 6ABC reported that neighbors reported hearing gunshots around 2 a.m.
Police say the unidentified man, who appeared to be in his early 30′s, had been shot once in the head, according to CBS3. NBC1o reported that at least six bullet holes were found in the van’s windshield.
Police rushed a 28-year-old man to Temple University Hospital after he suffered a wrist wound in a shooting just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday on North 34th Street near West Clearfield Street in North Philadelphia.
Three men were shot in separate incidents Friday night and early Saturday in Philadelphia, as we previously reported.
New Jersey news:
Police have identified a 29-year-old man who was slain in his apartment in Gloucester Township, NJ, early Sunday as Kareem Coleman, according to courierpostonline.com. CBS3, NBC10 and the Associated Press also had reports.
A 31-year-old Trenton man was shot four times with a .40-caliber handgun early Sunday in Trenton, NJ, according to NJ.com, which previously reported that detectives in Trenton were already investigating three shootings on Friday and Saturday that left one person dead and three others wounded.
Police in Pleasantville, NJ, were investigating a shooting incident that may have sent one man to the hospital, according to pressofatlanticcity.com.
Officials said that a suspect with a gun in his hand was killed by police early Monday in western Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press. Another AP report indicated that jury selection was scheduled to start Monday for the trial of a northwestern Pennsylvania woman charged in the shooting death of her boyfriend last summer.
Six children were shot Sunday night in Chicago, capping a violent weekend which left at least nine people dead and at least 36 wounded since Friday, according to The Chicago Tribune, which also reported that four men and two women were shot early Sunday morning at an Easter party at a house in west suburban Montgomery, Illinois.
U.S. weekend headlines:
Alabama: Highway Patrol officer shot Saturday evening
Arkansas: Three shot in home on Easter morning
Florida: Three hospitalized after apartment shooting
Minnesota: Shooting leaves one dead, three wounded, three arrested
Missouri: Boy, 4, wounds brother, 3, in accidental shooting
Missouri: Man charged in highway shootings
Texas: Shooter wounds three-year-old
Texas: Officer shot, suspect captured after chase
Washington, DC: Three men shot Sunday in Southeast D.C.
The Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times have reports on a news release from SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter, indicating that gunfire in some American cities is vastly underreported, among other findings.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
Slide show above: Violence interrupters hung posters, neighbors gathered and a woman cried alone on a curbstone as police investigated a fatal shooting Sunday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Police rushed a 29-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, but he did not survive, after he was shot four times in the neck Sunday night at North 28th and Cumberland Streets in North Philadelphia. According to police, officers responded to the block after receiving numerous 911 calls reporting gunfire shortly after 9 p.m.
A team of violence interrupters from Philadelphia Ceasefire hung posters and chanted for an end to the violence Sunday night at the North Philadelphia shooting scene. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
A 27-year-old man was found shot to death in a car in Allentown, Pa., Sunday afternoon, and another man was seriously wounded in another Allentown shooting on Friday, according to reports from mcall.com.
A 14-year-old boy and his grandfather were shot to death at a community center and a woman was killed at a an assisted living center in targeted attacks on the Jewish community Sunday in Kansas, according to media reports.
At least 36 people were shot in the span of 36 hours this weekend in Chicago, according to chicagotribune.com. Police in Missouri said that at least 12 recent highway and roadway shootings are “positively” connected, according to latimes.com.
Police in New York City said that they shot and killed an 86-year-old man Saturday, after he had killed his daughter and turned a shotgun toward them, according to NJ.com. A one-year-old girl was among four people shot in a weekend incident in New Orleans, according to wafb.com.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
[View the story “Fort Hood Shooting Coverage ” on Storify]
- Fewer shooting victims reported each month this winter in Philadelphia
- More than 500 gunpoint robberies reported in Philadelphia in 2014
- Police seek teen gunmen for robbery of 11-year-old
- Shootings less frequent but more lethal last month in Philadelphia; more women wounded and killed
- 03.02.14: Police officer shot and wounded in off-duty attack
- 03.12.14: Shootings leave three dead and six wounded over 11 hours in Philadelphia
- 03.22.14: Three dead, eight wounded in Philadelphia shootings
- 03.26.14: Police report trading gunfire, wounding suspect in Feltonville
Maps and data:
- Annual murder and shooting analysis released; outlines great progress and vast challenges in Philadelphia
- Gun violence persists while other violent crimes decline this year in Philadelphia
- Latest FBI data puts 2013 murder reductions in context
- Mapped: Gun suspects caught on camera by police this year in Philadelphia
- Guns projected to become leading cause of death for young people in the US
- Mayors gather to reduce deaths; President launches effort to create opportunities
- Guns on Facebook
Posted by Jim MacMillan
The Philadelphia Police Department has posted a video seeking two men wanted for an armed robbery in a Lawndale donut shop last month. View more surveillance videos at: phillypolice.com
Police rushed a 24-year-old woman to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was listed in stable condition after she was shot inside her home early Tuesday in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29 have reports.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, police now say that Alberto Hernandez, 25, of 2nd Street near Huntingdon, has died following the shooting we reported last week on Magee Avenue in the Castor section of the city. The incident took place just footsteps from the scene of a robbery and shooting that left a man critically wounded last month.
Around Pennsylvania: A teen has been sentenced to prison for a 2102 shooting incident that left two students wounded near a high school in Allentown, the manhunt continues after a double shooting Monday in South Lebanon Township, and police in West York are investigating gunshots fired between vehicles Sunday night.
In national news, a Chicago Police officer has been released from hospital after he was hit by bullet fragment Sunday, and a man in California has been arrested on suspicion of shooting at police in Bakersfield on Sunday.
Posted by Jim MacMillan