Above: Neighbors said this memorial at the corner of Westminster Avenue was standing for another neighbor who was recently shot to death, before two women were shot down the block on Fallon Street late Monday night in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. We have covered numerous incidents gun violence along Westminster Avenue. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Friends were playing basketball and others were standing around talking when gunfire broke out, wounding two young teens and three other people shortly after midnight Wednesday in Chester, Pennsylvania
Above: Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting early Friday in the Tioga section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Officials said that a Chester, Pa., city police officer was shot during a confrontation with a suspect after responding to a home on a report of a domestic violence early Monday, according to media reports.
Above: Gun Crisis Reporting Project editor Jim MacMillan discusses strategies to reduce gun violence in Philadelphia during the most recent gathering of Ignite Philly, a series of five-minute talks addressing young leaders and thinkers in our city, and part of our initiative to bring the issue to new audiences.
Next: In response to heavy traffic on our recent weekend live blogs, we are beginning to experiment today with a similar daily live report, which will be updated as news becomes available.
From Widener University: A Widener University student was shot Monday evening. The student is currently under treatment at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The family has been notified, and our thoughts are with them at this time. The Chester Police Department has secured the campus, and they believe there is no active shooter at this time. Students are asked to remain indoors until at least 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. We will update with more information at it becomes available.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have tracked 31 shooting victims so far in January, 2014, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources. Eleven victims were pronounced dead on the same day they wounded, and another eight were initially reported in critical condition.