Above: Police investigate the crime scene on North Warnock Street in Franklinville after man was fatally wounded by gunfire early Sunday. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Philadelphia has suffered the highest rate of homicide per capita among America’s largest cities for many years. In 2013, more than 80 percent of the people killed in our city were shot to death.
The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is designed to illuminate the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia — and to present solutions.
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While national headlines were dominated by gun violence in Chicago throughout the Independence Day weekend, persistent gun violence has produced a higher rate of homicide in Philadelphia through the first 26 weeks of 2014.
Thursday night: Lisa Ling and Our America look at activists fighting to stop gun violence in Philadelphia