For about 12 hours Saturday, local artist Peter Quinn and a team of volunteers drew thousands of chalk body outlines across all four lanes of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, from 20th Street to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
Quinn describes “American Casualties: A Drawing,” as a community art project intended as “a visual image of the devastation of gun violence in America each year.”
The Philadelphia Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify three suspects wanted after a robbery and shooting early Tuesday morning.
Three men with guns entered the No#1 Kitchen Chinese Restaurant located at 2500 North 5th Street early Tuesday morning and robbed three customers inside at gunpoint when, according to phillypolice.com, one of the suspects opened fire and struck all three victims.
The suspects fled on foot with cash and cell phones taken from the victims, according to police. Tom Kelly IV covered the incident for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.
Police advise citizens to avoid approaching the suspects if spotted and contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. For more info, visit phillypolice.com.
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