#GunCrisis Updates: Surveillance videos, accidental shooting and candlelight memorial

Above: Philadelphia Police have released video footage in search of the suspect wanted after a shooting and attempted robbery early Tuesday in Kensington. Customers can be seen struggling with a man who appears to pull a gun, as we previously reported.

The Philadelphia Daily News has identified the critically wounded victim as Ali Mohammed. Police have also released new videos seeking suspects wanted for recent robberies in East Oak Lane and Logan.

Philadelphia Police rushed a 17-year-old to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the arm inside a home late Tuesday night, on Jasper Street near East Tioga Street in the Harrowgate section of Kensington.

According to a report from NBC10, investigators said that the teen and his friend were playing with a gun it went off. As we previously reported, an 11-year-old girl was killed in an accidental shooting last weekend in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.


The Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence at Saint Joseph’s University hosted a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening to honor the 247 homicide victims in Philadelphia during 2012. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Jim MacMillan.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.