Above: Police investigate the scene after a three-year-old girl was killed and three more people were wounded in one shooting incident last month in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we followed 85 incidents which left 100 shooting victims during August, 2014 in Philadelphia, based on original reporting, media reports, police officials and other sources. Twenty people were pronounced dead on the same day they were shot, twice as many as we reported one month earlier.
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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.
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An 18-year-old was killed and five more people were wounded in News Year’s Eve shooting incidents reported across Philadelphia.
A 33-year-old man was shot in the leg just before midnight Sunday outside of a bar on the 3900 block of Ford Road in the Wynnefield Heights section of Philadelphia. Photographs by Tom Kelly IV for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project. The victim was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and reported…