#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates

Breaking Monday:

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.

Philadelphia incidents:

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 CBS3NBC1o 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.

A large amount of money was taken during the robbery of a Target store Saturday night in Northeast Philadelphia, according to reports from CBS3 and the Philadelphia Daily News.

Philadelphia Police have released a surveillance video, asking for help from the public to identify the suspect wanted for the recent robbery of a 20-year-old woman in Wynnefield Heights.

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.

Pennsylvania headlines:

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.

In Chicago:

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.

#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates

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.

28th Street Homicide
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.

As we previously reported, five men were shot Friday night in Philadelphia and three more people shot Saturday.

Two shooting incidents left one man dead and three more wounded overnight in Vineland, NJ — about 40 miles south of Philadelphia — according to reports from 6ABC, NBC10 and Fox29.

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.

Keep up with Philadelphia and regional news on Twitter @GunCrisisNews and follow national issues and incidents @GunCrisisUS.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

#GunCrisis Monthly: March, 2014

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Top stories:

Off-Duty Officer Shot

Police gather at the scene after another officer was shot and wounded in an off-duty attack in Overbrook Park. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Major incidents:

Maps and data:

Defense Terrace Homicide

Young men look on at the scene of a fatal shooting in East Falls. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.


National news:

Photograph at top of page: Loved ones embrace at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. For the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Posted by Jim MacMillan

#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates

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.

NBC10 has an update on the Delaware Valley Charter School Shooting, which we covered in January.

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.

Two men remain in critical condition following the Trenton, NJ, speakeasy shooting we reported Saturday morning.

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.

Shots were fired during an armored car robbery Monday in Houston, four teens were shot in a car Sunday in Milwaukee, and police are investigating toddler shootings in Maryland and Texas.

Posted by Jim MacMillan