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The Bobster
12-11-2006, 02:59 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/10504657/detail.html

City's Homicide Count Hits 384, Highest In 10 Years

POSTED: 3:32 pm EST December 10, 2006
UPDATED: 10:05 am EST December 11, 2006


PHILADELPHIA -- Four people struck by gunfire died Sunday, all of them falling on the nigger-infested streets of Kensington or West Kensington.

They bring the Philadelphia's homicide count for 2006 up to 384 -- the city's highest total in 10 years.

The latest shooting happened inside a home in the 3400 block of E Street, near Ontario Street, shortly after 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Philadelphia Police said two 18-year-old men were shot in the head. One died at the scene, and the other after being rushed to a local hospital. The suspect fled the scene in a silver SUV.

"We're talking with several people who may have witnessed this incident, but we don't have any firm idea of who did this and how they made their escape," said Inspector Carl Holmes.

Another homicide was reported in Kensington on the 2600 block of North Third Street at about 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police said a nightclub dispute spilled into the streets and resulted in two men gunning at each other. One died, while the other is recovering from a gunshot to the earlobe.

"There was one guy on the floor with a puddle of blood," said Zenida Perez, who said she heard two gunshots, then several rapid shots in succession.

Of the rising homicide count and one of the latest occurring so close to her home, Perez said, "It's scary because I've been on this block for 20 years and I've never seen something like this."

Just after midnight, 30-year-old Sean Frazier died as a result of one bullet to the chest on the 2100 block of Elkhart Street in West Kensington. Police said the shooting appeared to be drug related.

"I was upstairs in a room, and I heard a gunshot," said neighbor David Preno, adding that his son heard the shots and was scared, too.

Other shootings this weekend in the city that were not fatal included a cabbie shot in the back during an attempted robbery. A suspect was apprehended after he got locked in the cab. :tongue:

And a man was in critical condition after being found in a car sprayed with bullets that ended up at Broad and Girard.

With three weeks left in the year, the homicide tally could top 400 for the first time since 1997. There were 418 killings that year, the last of eight years in the 1990s when there were 400 or more.

The total, however, remains far from the record of 500 set in 1990 during the city's crack epidemic, according to the police department's public affairs division. The department previously had reported that year's total as 525.

While the high murder rate in the 1990s was widely attributed to the crack epidemic, police, city officials and victims advocates say this year's shootings don't follow a simple pattern -- except that people are settling many disputes with guns.

"People are getting killed over nonsense, just for no reason," said Lisa Seals, 38, whose sister was fatally shot in August in West Philadelphia, allegedly by a neighbor who had a romantic interest in her. "It's not even about the drugs no more. These young kids are just losing their mind." (Why doesn't the term TNB come to mind?)

Many of the homicides have revolved around simple disputes, such as thefts and arguments.

Police and community activists have been frustrated that the killings have continued despite efforts to stop them.

Over the summer, city officials announced plans to hire 200 new police officers. The department also created a roving 46-member unit to be deployed on nights and weekends in high-crime areas. In addition, Street announced plans to install surveillance cameras in some neighborhoods, a move supported overwhelmingly by voters in the May primary.

The mayor has also come out in support of measures such as limiting gun purchases to one a month and allowing municipalities to enact their own gun control laws.

In the fall, the state Legislature spent three days discussing those proposals and others, but did not pass any bills. State Rep. Dwight Evans, who sponsored legislation that would have allowed municipalities to regulate handguns, said he thinks the session at least got people's attention.

Victims' groups said they are dismayed by the increased violence, but that they are not discouraged from their fight to solve the problem.

"It didn't get this way overnight and it's not going to be resolved overnight," said Dorothy Johnson-Speight, founder of the advocacy group Mothers In Charge. "While the numbers continue to climb, maybe if we weren't doing what we were doing the numbers would be even more."

Although it became certain early Sunday that the city had exceeded last year's homicide level of 380, the mark might have been reached sooner. Bodies are not always discovered right away and when they are, the deaths are often not ruled homicides until autopsies are conducted.

For example, a beheaded corpse was found Friday stuffed inside a trash bag, but investigators said the severe level of decomposition will make it difficult to determine how the person died.

The Bobster
12-24-2006, 03:42 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/10601851/detail.html

4 Murders Before Christmas Push Philly's 2006 Toll To 400

POSTED: 8:37 am EST December 24, 2006
UPDATED: 2:32 pm EST December 24, 2006

PHILADELPHIA -- Four murders on the day before Christmas pushed the city's 2006 homicide total to 400 for the first time in nearly a decade.

The last time the city reached the 400 mark was 1997, when the year ended with 418 murders. That marked the last of eight years in the 1990s in which there were at least 400 killings, including a record 500 in 1990, according to police statistics.

The spate of overnight violence started when a pizza delivery man was shot while trying to make a delivery in the city's Frankford section at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, according to Officer Yolanda Dawkins, a police spokeswoman.

About 2-1/2 hours later, a man was found shot to death on a North Philadelphia street and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Shortly before 3 a.m., another man was found shot dead in West Philadelphia, Dawkins said. About 10 minutes later and just over 10 blocks away, the fourth victim was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.

The victims' names were not released and police did not immediately announce any arrests of the nigger perps.

Police and city officials have struggled all year to find ways to reduce the violence.

While the high murder rates in the 1990s were widely attributed to the city's crack epidemic, police and city officials say this year's shootings don't follow a simple pattern. Many, however, have revolved around simple disputes, such as thefts and arguments.

Over the summer, officials announced plans to hire 200 new police officers to help combat the violence. The department also created a roving 46-member unit to be deployed on nights and weekends in high-crime areas. In addition, Mayor John F. Street announced plans to install surveillance cameras in some neighborhoods, a move supported overwhelmingly by voters in the May primary.

The mayor has also come out in support of measures such as limiting gun purchases to one a month and allowing municipalities to enact their own gun control laws. State lawmakers spent three days discussing such proposals last fall, but did not pass any bills.

In July, Street gave a televised address in which he begged for a halt to the killings and asked young people to "lay down your weapons. Do it now. Choose education over violence."

Revanche
12-24-2006, 05:04 PM
Well Bobster, it sure sounds like typical Nigger News in Philly.
Funny that the blame is on "home grown" TNB these days rather than the infamous inner city Nigger "Crack Wars" of yester-year as if there is really any diff.

The Bobster
12-27-2006, 12:12 PM
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401, 402, 403... and climbing: Death takes no holiday in Philly
By CHRISTINE OLLEY & DAVID GAMBACORTA
olleyc@**********.com 215-854-5184

JOSEPH KACZMAREK/Daily News

Death is not taking a holiday this Christmas season: The fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man yesterday pushed the city's homicide toll to 403.

The unidentified man was shot once in the head shortly after 1 p.m. on Delancey Street near 52nd in West Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, cops are still trying to solve the puzzle of who killed Reginald Branham, a computer-whiz-turned-bar-owner who became the city's 402nd homicide victim on Christmas night.

Branham was discovered shot several times inside his establishment, the Cognac Corner, after he'd opened up his bar at 21st and Dickinson streets shortly after 10 p.m. Monday. He was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania but pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

Branham's family declined to speculate on a possible motive behind the entrepreneur's murder, focusing instead on his trademark passion and creativity.

"He was a visionary of sorts," said the victim's brother, Kevin Branham. "He enjoyed seeing his ideas materialize. He had setbacks, but he stayed true to his vision."

While at Overbrook High School, Branham participated in the NAACP's academic and technological Olympics, ACT-SO. At an age when most of his peers were obsessing over the prom, Branham built two computers and programmed the machines to talk to each other. (Another freakin' nigger genius!)

Branham was awarded a four-year scholarship to Drexel University, and went on to become a computer security expert as president of Cyberlock Data Intelligence Inc. Five years ago, Bran-ham migrated to Xlibris, where he became vice president for information technology. The firm helps authors publish and market books.

But a short time later, his family said, Branham moved on to buying and renovating clubs and bars.

His plans to turn his Point Breeze establishment into a top-notch sports club were marred - plasma-screen TVs were stolen almost immediately after they were installed :rotfl: - but Kevin Bran-ham said his younger brother was dedicated to creating an establishment that local residents would feel proud to patronize. (From budding genius to bartender?)

Over the years, Kevin said, his brother renovated more than a half-dozen bars and clubs.

"Each venture brought new challenges (niggers)," he said, "but one constant throughout our lives is that he was always 100-percent committed to his ideas."

In yesterday's West Philly slaying - the city's 403rd - officers on patrol heard gunshots and then found a man bleeding on the ground - while a white vehicle was fleeing the scene. The cops gave chase and caught the occupants a short distance away.

"We heard three shots and then saw the chase begin," said Yussuf Diakite, who runs a computer shop nearby.

Cops said the vehicle was stopped on Melville Street near Spruce, and an unidentified woman and her boyfriend were taken into custody. A weapon was recovered.

Police have yet to make an arrest in the year's 401st homicide, which happened early Sunday morning. McKennon Pigford, 24, was shot once in the head at 2 a.m. on Woodland Avenue near Paxon in Southwest Philadelphia.

Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to call 215-686-3334 or 215-ARREST-A-NIGGER

The Bobster
12-27-2006, 03:17 PM
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061227/D8M9EJ580.html

Murders Are Up in New York, Other Cities

Dec 27, 4:45 PM (ET)

By KAREN MATTHEWS


NEW YORK (AP) - After many years of decline, the number of murders climbed this year in New York and many other major U.S. cities, reaching their highest levels in a decade in some places. Among the reasons given: gangs, the easy availability of illegal guns, a disturbing tendency among young people to pull guns when they do not get the respect they demand, and, in Houston at least, an influx of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

In New York, where the city reported 579 homicides through Dec. 24 - a nearly 10 percent increase from the year before - the spike is mostly the result of an unusually large number of "reclassified homicides," or those involving victims who were shot or stabbed years ago but did not die until this year. Thirty-five such deaths have been added to this year's toll, compared with an annual average of about a dozen.

At the same time, Police Department spokesman Paul Browne noted that this year's total is only slightly :confused: higher than last year's 539 homicides - the city's lowest death toll in more than 40 years.

Browne blamed the rise in part on the availability of guns, particularly weapons from out of state. The city this year sued dozens of out-of-state gun shops that it says are responsible for many of the illegal weapons on the streets of New York.

In Chicago, homicides through the first 11 months of the year were up 3.3 percent compared with the same period in 2005, reversing a four-year decline. A police spokeswoman said gang violence has been a contributing factor.

In New Haven, Conn., there were 23 homicides as of Tuesday, compared with 15 in 2004 and in 2005. Police Chief Francisco Ortiz said that about half of this year's killings involve young people settling disputes with guns instead of fists.

"They're all struggling with this thing about respect and pride," Ortiz said. "It's about respect. It's about revenge. It's about having a reputation. It's about turf and it's about girls."

Houston police attribute the 15 percent increase in the homicide count to the influx of Katrina evacuees from the Gulf Coast.

"So we expect that to settle," Lt. Murray Smith said. "We're hoping it will go down."

New Orleans, with its post-Katrina exodus, is the only major U.S. city that saw a sharp decline in the number of homicides.:lol: There were 154 in New Orleans this year as of Monday, said police spokesman Sgt. Jeffrey Johnson, down from 210 in 2005. But the city was largely empty during the fall and winter of 2005-06, and even now has only about half of its pre-Katrina population of 455,000.

Some cities, like Cincinnati - which has had 83 homicides so far, up from 79 in 2005 - posted their highest numbers ever. Others saw their highest death tolls in years.

Oakland, Calif., had 148 homicides as of Wednesday, up 57 percent from last year and the highest in more than a decade. Philadelphia's 2006 homicide total was 403 as of Wednesday, the first time the number has topped 400 in nearly a decade. There were 380 killings in all of 2005.

Philadelphia officials have struggled all year to reduce the violence. In July, Mayor John F. Street gave a televised address in which pleaded with young people: "Lay down your weapons. Do it now. Choose education over violence."

A few cities reported slight decreases in murders. Los Angeles' total was down about 4 percent to 464 homicides through Dec. 23. San Francisco's fell about 15 percent. San Francisco Police Sgt. Steve Mannina said the drop is partly due to increased patrols in violence-prone areas and more overtime approved by the police chief.

The FBI does not release its national crime statistics until several months after the end of the year. The bureau's statistics for the first six months of 2006 showed an increase of 1.4 percent in the number of murders in the first half of 2006 compared with the first six months of 2005.

Andrew Karmen, a criminologist at John Jay College in New York, said that while there are various theories for the drop in murders in New York and other cities in the 1990s, no one knows for sure why it happened. And if they are going up again, no one knows the reason for that, either, he said. (You think maybe it was due to all the niggers that were being locked up?)

He noted that police departments tend to take credit when the murder rate goes down. "When crime goes up it will be interesting to see whether they will accept responsibility," Karmen said.

The Bobster
01-04-2007, 02:03 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/10665536/detail.html

Homicide Detectives Busy After Bloody Night
(And the beat goes on...)

POSTED: 10:32 pm EST January 3, 2007
UPDATED: 8:53 am EST January 4, 2007


PHILADELPHIA -- Four more people were slain in Philadelphia since Wednesday night, according to homicide detectives.

Just before 1 a.m. early Thursday morning, a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times on the 6500 block of Regent Street. He was pronounced dead a short time later at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Around the same time, an 18-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest on the 3000 block of North 13th Street.

Before those two deaths, a man in his 20s was shot dead inside a bathroom in a home in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. The shooting occurred before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Just after 8 p.m. Wedneseday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest on the 6000 block of Theodore Street and transported to the University of the Hospital of Pennsylvania with unstable vital signs. He was pronounced dead less than a half hour later.

Whitebear
01-05-2007, 09:21 AM
Philly Mayor, DA Feud Over Crime Fight
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Mayor John Street escalated an exchange of insults with the district attorney, blaming her criticism of his anti-crime leadership on a "little temper tantrum" over budget cuts.
Lynne M. Abraham attacked Street in the last week, pleading that he "do something!" to deal with violence that resulted in 406 homicides in the city last year, the most since 1997.

The Bobster
01-05-2007, 11:32 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/10673836/detail.html

Moolie Mural Remembers Philly Murder Victims

POSTED: 7:38 pm EST January 4, 2007
UPDATED: 7:50 pm EST January 4, 2007


PHILADELPHIA -- Stroke by stroke, William Freeman has painted a horrifying picture of violence in Philadelphia.

During the past week, he and a few others have created the mural on a wall at the Time Out Carwash at 19th Street and Hunting Park Avenue in Nicetown.

Each of the 406 names represents someone who was murdered during 2006.


It (doesn't) make sense this happen like this. We're the city of bruthaly love and this is going on. We need to take a look at it, said Freeman.

The idea for the mural came from Michael TaBon, who recently got out of prison.:lol:

I did almost seven and a half years in prison, and I participated in gun violence, said TaBone. So now it's time to go back and undo some of the things Ive done.

The organizers said the memorial is just the beginning. Next they plan to start a nonprofit organization that will help kids deal with conflict resolution. :rotfl:

The Bobster
01-06-2007, 12:58 PM
The yard apes are at it again!

http://www.nbc10.com/news/10685259/detail.html

Man Fatally Shot Inside Germantown Home

POSTED: 2:35 pm EST January 6, 2007
UPDATED: 2:43 pm EST January 6, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia's grim pace of more than one murder per day was being maintained into the first weekend of 2007.

Friday night, a 35-year-old man was shot in the head inside a home on the 5600 block of McMahon Street in Germantown.

He died at the hospital, making it the seventh murder of the year.

Two men were also in critical condition after a double-shooting late Friday in North Philadelphia.

It happened just before 11 p.m. near the intersection of Sixth and Berks streets, police said.

One of the victims was wounded in the buttocks and abdomen. The other was shot in the chest and abdomen, just one block away. Police have not released details about suspects or motives.

The Bobster
01-06-2007, 01:11 PM
The weekend's still young. Nothing like warm weather to increase the TNB.

http://www.nbc10.com/news/10683133/detail.html

15-Year-Old Stabbed To Death On Street In Germantown

POSTED: 10:10 pm EST January 5, 2007
UPDATED: 11:11 pm EST January 5, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- Violence on a street in Germantown claimed the life of a 15-year-old Friday night, police said.

The victim was stabbed at about 7 p.m. at Baynton Street and Walnut Lane. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police were still interviewing witnesses and did not immediately release the boy's name.

The Bobster
01-07-2007, 06:35 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=4912520

3 Shot at Philly Rec Center

WEST OAK LANE - January 7, 2007 - Philadelphia police are looking for a gunman who opened fire at a West Oak Lane recreation center during the weekend.

Three people were wounded at the Simons Rec Center at Walnut Lane and Woolston Avenue Satuday afternoon.

A 19-year-old was shot in the back. A 20-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and a third was shot in the hand.

All are listed in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center.

The Bobster
01-07-2007, 06:39 PM
There's still some time left in the weekend.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=4913141

2 Men Injured in Juniata Shooting

January 7, 2007 - There was gunfire Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia's Juniata section, injuring two men.

It happened around 2pm in the 13-hundred block of East Luzerne.

A 17-year-old was shot 3 times and a 24-year-old was hit once. Both men were rushed to nearby hospitals where they're expected to recover.

The shooter, or shooters, have not been arrested.

The Bobster
01-08-2007, 02:08 PM
And yet some more weekend negritrude:

http://www.nbc10.com/news/10693855/detail.html

2 Philadelphia Shootings Spark 2 More Deaths

POSTED: 6:19 am EST January 8, 2007
UPDATED: 9:57 am EST January 8, 2007

Police said two people were shot and killed in Philadelphia overnight.

A man in his mid-20s was shot multiple times around 2:30 a.m. on the 5900 block of Warrington Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia, according to homicide investigators. They did not release the victims name, but said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just a little more than an hour earlier, an unidentified man died from wounds he suffered in a late Sunday night shooting that took place in North Philadelphia underneath a railroad overpass, police said.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was shot at 25th and Dauphin streets around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital about an hour before the Southwest Philadelphia fatal shooting.

Police said they have not made arrests in either homicide case. The two overnight shootings push the number of homicides in Philadelphia to 11 in 2007, according to NBC 10 records.

The Bobster
01-14-2007, 04:03 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=4935411

Philly Records Violent Start to 2007

January 14, 2007 - Only 14 days into 2007 and already Philadelphia has recorded 24 murders - four of them happened this weekend.

The violence started Saturday morning on the 24-hundred block of North Patton Street in Strawberry Mansion. A man was found stabbed to death inside a burning home.

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion in the 25-hundred block of South 68th Street.

A shooting claimed the life of a 26-year-old woman in the 45-hundred block of North 5th Street.

All of those crimes remain unsolved.

In the 30-hundred block of Fanshawe Street a 37-year-old woman was strangled. Police have arrested a man, but have not released his name. :mad:

The Bobster
01-30-2007, 03:24 PM
The cold snap slowed down the Philly TNB - for a while.

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Two more men die in overnight gun deaths

By Peter Mucha
Inquirer Staff Writer

Two men were gunned down in two hours overnight, raising this year's homicide total to 31, according to Philadelphia police this morning.

Martin Norcome, 30, was shot in the chest at 11:05 last night at or near his home in the 7800 block of Michener Avenue in Germantown.

He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later.

Police had made no arrests and had no suspects as of this morning.

Montez Felder, 21, who lived in the 2800 block of South Marshall Street, was shot in the head about 12:45 a.m. in the 2200 block of South Sixth Street in South Philadelphia, police said.

The Bobster
03-14-2007, 10:30 AM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5114749

Philly Murder Rate "Disturbing"

By Dann Cuellar

March 12, 2007 - Many believe the murder rate in Philadelphia is spiraling out of control. And the big question is what can be done to stem the tide?

Action News has been reporting on the homicide problem in the city, but a number of us were taken aback when we compared Philadelphia Police homicide numbers with those of NYPD, LAPD and Chicago PD. The crisis is clearly on the radar screen at City Hall where, amongst members of Mayor John Street's administration, the homicide rate has been the topic of the day.

John Street told those in attendance Monday, "It's a real tragedy, I mean it is a real tragedy!"

Mayor John Street was showing his frustration Monday night as he summoned key members of his administration including the police commissioner and others to discuss the continuing rise in homicides.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said, "The numbers are disturbing, and we will try everything we can to stop it."

An Action News survey found that Philadelphia has a significantly higher number of homicides this year than America's three largest cities. As of 5pm, Philadelphia had recorded 76 homicides for the year, compared with 66 in New York City, 59 in Los Angeles and 53 in Chicago.

"It is very disturbing to myself obviously, to other police officers who serve the City of Philadelphia, and we will continue to go out there and do everything we can to improve the quality of life in this city," said Johnson.

A recent study by the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based law enforcement think tank, found that Philadelphia - like many other major cities - has seen a continuing rise in homicides since 2004. In that year, Philadelphia recorded 330 homicides, 377 in 2005, and 404 in 2006. Mayor Street's critics contend that hiring more cops is part of the answer.

Street commented by saying, "Trust me, if we could hire another 300 or 400, 500 officers and if we thought that would end it, we would have hired them years ago, unfortunately it's not quite so simple."

Instead, the mayor contends it's a social problem that needs the involvement of all. He agrees with others, like Phil Goldsmith who last week became President of Cease-Fire Pennsylvania, that we desperately need tougher gun laws.

Goldsmith is quoted as saying, "Until we start to minimize the easy availability of hand guns, we're (going to) continue down this road. I don't think it's the only answer but frankly, I think it's the cheapest answer." In an extraordinary move, Goldsmith says he joined the NRA last week to emphasize that people of different mindsets have to come together to solve this problem.

What's clear is this: two years' worth of double digit increases in homicides demonstrates an unmistakable pattern in the extent and nature of crime.

Johnny99
04-23-2007, 06:58 AM
http://****************/dailynews/local/20070423_Shootings_leave_trail_of_blood_across_cit y.html
Shootings leave trail of blood across city
By REGINA MEDINA

One of the dead, Juan Rosa, 32, of Feltonville, was shot multiple times in Philadelphia on Wednesday, probably died Thursday, and his body was found in Trenton the next day, police said. It was wrapped in plastic and discovered behind a home on Hampton Avenue in Trenton. Police had no other details.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday, Andrew Strimel, 19, was shot once in the head and twice in the right hand inside his vehicle parked at Jasper and Lippincott streets, said Homicide Sgt. William Gallagher.

Investigators believe that Strimel had argued with someone before he got into the car. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 11:50 a.m. Saturday.

Hours earlier, James Alford was shot multiple times in the chest on Yewdall Street in West Philadelphia and died at 12:37 a.m.

About 9 a.m. Saturday, police found Terrence Eddings, 28, shot to death in an apartment building on Chestnut Street near 12th in Center City. He had been shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Ron McClane.

Another man was wounded in the incident, he said.

Police charged Solomon Esangbedo, 22, with murder and related crimes, McClane said. Esangbedo lives in the apartment and the two struggled before the shot was fired, he said. (Update: Esangbedo was acquitted of all charges on Dec. 18, 2008, court records show.)

Just before 1 p.m., a 31-year-old man was killed while watching a pickup basketball game on a court at Kenderton Elementary School, 15th Street near Tioga, McClane said.

Police said Demond Brown was found on the ground shortly after 1 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the back.

Brown was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:13 p.m.

By the time police arrived at the basketball court, "most people had fled the area," McClane said.

Later in the day, police found Fatima Whitfield, of Toronto Street near Broad, dead inside an apartment on Allegheny Avenue near 15th Street. She had been shot in the face about 4:45 p.m., said Gallagher.

Hours later, a 42-year-old man was shot multiple times in the back on McKean Street near 48th. The man, not immediately identified, was pronounced dead about 10:20 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The city's 125th homicide was Kevin Morton, 42, who was found dead at 10:25 p.m. Saturday on Harley Terrace near 56th Street, shot multiple times in the torso, Gallagher said. *

The Bobster
04-23-2007, 03:46 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5233900

Weekend Murder Toll Hits 7

PHILADELPHIA - April 22, 2007 - Philadelphia's murder rate continues to climb.

Police say the city is up to 127 homicides as of late Sunday night. That includes seven fatal shootings since midnight Friday, and at least seven other people have been injured in shootings or stabbings this weekend.

Homicide detective Ron McClane says the spike in killings could be partially due to the warm weather, which brings out more people.

Police have only charged one suspect in just one of the cases.

Last year, the city had a total of 406 homicides -- the highest number in nearly a decade.

Philadelphia will exceed that number this year if the current pace continues.

The Bobster
04-23-2007, 04:27 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/12888576/detail.html

10 Dead After Warm Weekend
Police Say Higher Temps Could Spark Higher Homicide Numbers

POSTED: 7:00 am EDT April 23, 2007
UPDATED: 5:48 pm EDT April 23, 2007

After a violent weekend in Philadelphia, homicide detectives have 10 new cases to work on, with one investigator saying the warm weather could have something to do with the spike in city killings.

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed around 10:30 p.m. in the Northeast section of Philadelphia Sunday, according to investigators.

Rafael Valez, of the 4800 block of North Fourth Street, was shot and killed on the 100 block of West Roosevelt Boulevard.





The fatal shooting rounded out a weekend of violence in Philadelphia, during which 10 people were killed; five of the homicides occurred within 24 hours, police said.

Fatimah Whitfield, 28, was killed on Saturday in an abandoned apartment in the 1500 block of West Allegheny Avenue. She was from the 1300 block of West Toronto Street.

Ida Pittman said she would raise Whitfields two children. Pittman said that she and Whitfield were friends.

"We need this to stop," Pittman said. "People getting killed, people not saying anything. Somebody knows who did this."

Andrew Strimel, 19, of the 1800 block of East Lippencott Street, was killed on Saturday on the 3100 block of Jasper Street.

"These murders have to stop," said Janice Striemel, the mother of the victim. "He was just getting out of a car when someone rode up on a bike and shot him in the head."

There was also another homicide Sunday night in a different part of the city.

Sterling Almond, 18, was shot and killed during a shooting spree in the Logan section of Philadelphia on Sunday night, about a half hour before the Northeast Philadelphia homicide.

Almond lived on the 1900 block of West Haines Street and was killed on the 200 block of East Bringhurst Street, police said.

Authorities said a bullet struck two other people during the Logan shooting, but they didn't release their names or ages. Both were listed in stable condition on Monday.

Before the Northeast and Logan shootings, homicide detectives already had their hands full.

By Sunday afternoon, they were investigating five fatal shootings in a span of less than 24 hours. Homicide detective Ron McClane said the spike in killings could be partially due to the warm weather, which brings more people out.

The recent spate of seven homicides began at about 10 p.m. Friday and continued until late Sunday night. Police have charged a suspect in one of the cases, and blamed community silence as the stifling force behind a lack of charges.

Authorities said they also now believe the killing of 32-year-old Juan Rosa of Hunting Park occurred in Philadelphia. He was shot several times, and his body was found Thursday night wrapped in plastic and dumped behind a Hampton Avenue home in Trenton.

Last year, the city had a total of 406 homicides -- the highest number in nearly a decade, but Philadelphia will exceed that number this year if the current pace continues, detectives said.

There were also multiple other violent incidents that left citizens injured during the weekend.

Four teenagers were in the hospital after investigators said they were stabbed at a carnival Sunday night in Wissinoming. Police said they have one person in custody and the injured teens, between the ages of 13 and 15, were all stabbed in the back. They were listed in stable condition.

Four more teenagers -- ranging in age from 13 to 17 -- were shot just before 10 p.m. in North Philadelphia near the intersection of North 28th and Huntingdon streets. The gunman was not captured.

Police shot a teenager they said they believed was involved in a stealing spree. The teen allegedly pointed a gun at officers Sunday night in West Philadelphia on North Alden Street. He was hospitalized in critical condition with two bullet wounds.

Here are the other recent homicide victims:

Victor Dash, 29, of the 900 block of Carver Street, was shot and killed Friday on the 3100 block of Euclid Avenue.

James Alford, 29, of the 800 block of West 69th Street, was killed Saturday on the 600 block of South Yewall Street.

Demond Brown, 31, of the 3500 block of North 18th Street, was killed on the 3400 block of North 15th Street on Saturday.

Terrence Eddings, 28, of North Carlisle Street, was also killed on Saturday. He was slain on the 1200 block of Chestnut Street.

An unidentified man was killed on the 4800 block of McKean Avenue on Saturday, and Kevin Morton, 30, of the 4700 block of Tackawanna Street, was killed on the 5400 block of Harley Terrace.

The Bobster
05-21-2007, 11:57 AM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5323544

7 Murders in Phila. During Weekend

PHILADELPHIA - May 21, 2007 - Philadelphia homicide detectives are dealing with the aftermath, of a violent weekend. At least seven people have been murdered since Friday.

Seventeen-year-old Reginald Ford was killed in North Philadelphia, Sunday morning just before noon. Someone shot him on the 1500 block of York Street. He had converted to Islam after his brother was shot to death eight months ago.

Hours later, and just a block away, more shots rang out. Bullets hit and killed a man who was visiting his family and a woman waiting at a bus stop. The man didn't survive. The woman is listed in stable condition.

Police are investigating whether the two shootings on York Street are connected.

A few hours later, two innocent victims - a
woman waiting for a bus stop, and a 54 year old man - were caught in the cross fire of a gun battle.

The man, Ronald Canell, died from a bullet wound to the head. He was in the neighborhood visiting relatives.

The woman survived with a leg wound.

So far, police don't have any suspects or motives in any of the shootings.

The Bobster
06-04-2007, 06:25 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/13439637/detail.html?dl=mainclick

Man Fatally Shot In Pharmacy Parking Lot

Police: First Shooting Occurs In Rite Aid Parking Lot

POSTED: 3:25 pm EDT June 4, 2007
UPDATED: 9:02 pm EDT June 4, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- Less than two hours after a man was shot to death outside a pharmacy, dozens of gunshots rang out just a few blocks away.

The first shooting occurred at about 2:49 p.m. in the parking lot outside the Rite Aid Pharmacy at Broad Street and Wyoming Avenue in the city's Logan section, police said.

One police source told NBC 10's Mike Strug that the shooting wasn't a random homicide but looked like a hit, with the killer waiting for the victim.

Grainy surveillance video from a camera at the pharmacy -- as police described it -- appeared to show a blue pickup truck pulling up to the building just before 3 p.m. Several men got out and almost immediately at least one shot was fired, possibly by a man waiting along the store.


A single shell casing was left in the street where police believe the killer stood and fired.

A 29-year-old victim, struck in his left side, fell against a tan minivan parked along side the pickup. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital but later pronounced dead.

The shooter ran north on Belfield Avenue, police said.

The men in the pickup jumped back in and drove off. There's speculation they may have gone to get help, that the victim was too big for them to move, Strug reported. The pickup came back, but by then paramedics were at the scene and the men in the pickup apparently disappeared.

Police had one side of the Rite Aid roped off with caution tape as they continued to investigate.

The fatal shooting was Philadelphia's 169th of the year, police said.

The second shooting was reported just after 4:30 p.m. about three blocks from the Rite Aid.

Police placed at least 45 markers to show all of the shell casings on the 4400 block of North Cleveland Street in the city's Nicetown section.

The 18-year-old victim of that shooting was struck in the back, rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center and listed in stable condition.

Police took one person into custody near the Cleveland Street scene but were saying whether he was charged with any role in the shooting.

Detectives were also trying to determine whether there was any connection between the two shootings.

At least two other shootings were also reported in the city Monday afternoon and evening.

Two men were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition after being struck by bullets at about 8 p.m. in the middle of the intersection at Sepviva and Letterly streets in the city's Kensington section.

And another man was reported shot at about 4 p.m. near 54th Street and Osage Avenue.

The Bobster
06-05-2007, 03:27 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5365417

2 Deadly Shootings in Philadelphia

GERMANTOWN - June 5, 2007 - Philadelphia's homicide total jumped by 2 again overnight. Police are investigating a pair of deadly shootings that happened within 15 minutes in Germantown.

Around 2 a.m, police were called to the intersection of Broad and Lindley streets in Logan. A 52-year-old man was shot 3 times in the chest. He was taken to Einstein Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Then, about 15 minutes later, another person between 25 and 30 years old was killed in a shooting. The second one happened in Germantown near the intersection of Church Lane and Baynton Street. That victim was shot in the head and chest and also was pronounced dead at Einstein.

The Bobster
06-06-2007, 02:02 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5365677

Nigger Arrested in 2 Deadly Germantown Shootings

GERMANTOWN - June 6, 2007 - Police have arrested a man they say went on a murderous rampage, early yesterday morning.

Police tell Action News, that 27-year old Desmond Moore is behind bars this morning, in connection with the deadly shooting of a man at Broad and Lindley, around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Moore is also being held for another deadly shooting that took place moments later, at Bayton and Church.

The Bobster
06-08-2007, 03:08 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5379802

Rising Violence Threatens Long-Time Daycare

By Lauren Wilson

WILMINGTON, Del. - June 8, 2007 - A Delaware daycare in fear of its own neighborhood is threatening to pull up stakes, and its long roots in the community.

In the past month alone, there have been three incidents involving guns nearby.

The West Center City Early Learning Center has been at 6th and Madison for 30 years.

Families depend on the daycare, but members of the board told city council on Thursday that this center may be forced to shut down because there is so much violence in this neighborhood. There have been three incidents involving guns in the past month alone.

"A few weeks ago we actually had a shooting right across the street in the park. The cleaning crew that we had actually quit because their windows were shot out. Our executive director has been threatened," explained the center's chairman Jack Witzman.

This neighborhood is no stranger to violence, but residents say trouble usually occurs at night. It's the increase in daytime violence that has shaken the very foundation of the learning center attended by 105 local children.

"They could get some more protections around here. Walking police officers wouldn't hurt none," said Susie Terry.

82-year-old Terry hopes to see the return of cops walking the beat in her neighborhood, and so does Councilman Sammy Prado.

"I'll do everything I can not to let this place close. This community needs this place here," said Prado, who said he would ask the mayor and the chief of police for help.

Concerned residents like Ulysses James pledge to bring community programs to the area, despite the rising violence.

"I know what goes on around in this area, but I'm going to come into the area and try to stop some it, as much as I possibly can," said James.

A meeting between center and city officials is scheduled for next week.

The Bobster
06-16-2007, 08:12 AM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5397896

One Dead, Another Wounded in S. Philly Shooting

By Ray Regan

South Philadelphia - June 16, 2007 - - One man died and another was wounded when a South Philadelphia street turned into a shooting gallery early Saturday morning.

Police say at least five men opened fire along South 6th Street, near Moore Street.

The two victims - both in their twenties -- were apparently walking on the street.

One man died at Jefferson Hospital... the other is hospitalized.

Bullets also riddled a car -- but no one was inside, according to investigators.

No arrests have been reported in this case.

Rasp
06-21-2007, 04:48 PM
Triple shooting in Philly--two dead, one almost (http://www.nbc10.com/news/13547845/detail.html)

Kensington Triple Shooting Leaves Man, Woman Dead
Police: Two Suspects Under Arrest In Hunting Park

PHILADELPHIA -- Three people were shot, two of them fatally, Thursday afternoon in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, police said.

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Police said a man and two women were shot at about 5:30 p.m. near Emerald and Somerset streets.

The man and one of the women were killed, and the other woman was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

An NBC 10 crew was on the scene at Ninth Street and Roosevelt Boulevard in Hunting Park as police took two suspects in the shooting into custody.

A highway patrol sergeant driving south on Ninth Street spotted a white Pontiac Bonneville headed the other way as police dispatchers put out flash information in regard to a shooting.

Two men were taken into custody for questioning after they were identified by a witness from the shooting scene, police told NBC 10's Mike Strug.

The Bobster
06-22-2007, 02:16 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5410420

Mother, Father Killed in Kensington Shooting

6 People Murdered in Philly in 24 Hours

By Erin O'Hearn

KENSINGTON - June 21, 2007 - An argument over where to sell drugs ended in deadly violence on Thursday night.

The shooting that followed the argument left two people dead and one in critical condition at Temple University Hospital.

Police have two men in custody for questioning. They were expected to charge at least one of those men with murder.

"I don't know how this happened. He just left the house and he held his son for the last time today," said Darryll Davis, the father of one victim.

His 20-year-old son left behind three young children after being gunned down near the corner of Somerset and Emerald in the city's Kensington section.

His father says Raheem Haines was getting ready to go to school to be a plumber.

29-year-old Dianna Patrick was also killed. Her sister, 28-year-old Jennifer Patrick, underwent surgery at Temple University Hospital for gunshot wounds.

"They're beautiful mothers. One's got six kids. The other has five. These kids need their mother," said Elsie Torrez.

Police say two men confronted Rhaheem, the Patrick sisters and another woman. They started arguing about selling drugs on a neighborhood corner. When the women told the men there were too many kids in the neighborhood to sell drugs, police say the men opened fire.

"We need to stop all this shooting you know what I mean. Put the guns down," said Davis.

Police were able to get a description of the suspects and pulled over two men on the 4400 block of North 9th street.

The triple shooting comes less than 24 hours after a shooting left three people dead on the 1600 block of North 6th street. Police have no suspects or a motive in that case.

"This is a terrible problem, but it is a problem all over the Commonwealth and all over the country," said Mayor Street.

Hours after this shooting, gunfire left another man dead in Southwest Philadelphia (READ MORE).

The murder toll has climbed to 194 for the year in Philadelphia.

The Bobster
06-22-2007, 02:18 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5410097

Man Shot Dead in SW Philadelphia

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA - June 21, 2007 - Another shooting. Another murder victim in Philadelphia.

A 30-year-old man lost his life at 10:30 Thursday night at 54th and Willows Street.

Police say he was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was the sixth murder victim in 24 hours and the 194th of 2007.

Rasp
06-27-2007, 03:05 PM
Well on the way to another new record (http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=3605844&version=4&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1)

Philly Murder Total Nears 200

Olney/Philadelphia -- Four people were shot, one fatally, at a crowded city playground on Tuesday evening, bringing Philadelphia's death toll close to 200 this year.

Two carloads of men drove across the grass to the basketball courts and started arguing with a group playing ball, police said. A fistfight broke out, followed by an exchange of gunfire.

Witnesses estimated that 60 to 70 people were at the playground in the city's Olney section at the time. Most took off running, they said.

"It might have been an argument over a girl. We're not sure," said Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson, who went to the scene.

One of the three people wounded remained in critical condition late Tuesday, authorities said.

Two victims were found near the playground, while police found two more at Albert Einstein Medical Center, along with several men who had driven them there, officials said. They were being interviewed, but no arrests were immediately made.

Johnson, as he has before, blamed the city's continuing violence on lax gun laws, poverty, unemployment and witnesses who refuse to help police make arrests.

"If these legislators don't realize that we have a handgun problem here in the City of Philadelphia, then there's something wrong," Johnson said.

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Boring video at link, but Kerri-Lee Halkett is a total babe!

The Bobster
06-27-2007, 04:16 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5421840

Playground Shooting Adds to Philly Murder Toll

Police: Olney Shooting 199th Homicide in Phila. this Year

by Erin O'Hearn, Bob Monek, and T.J. Alexander

OLNEY - June 27, 2007 - A crowded playground became a shooting ground on Tuesday night leaving one person dead and three others wounded. The murder brings the toll to 199 for the year.

Police say around 6:00 p.m., two carloads of niggers pulled up to the playground and started arguing with a group playing ball.

A fistfight, apparently over a girl, quickly escalated into an exchange of gunfire.

The shooting happened next to the Olney Recreation Center at A and Spencer Streets. As many as 70 people, many of them niglets, may have been on the playground at the time, police said.

Two victims were found near the playground. An off-duty police officer passing by the scene was able to get tag numbers and police found two more victims at Albert Einstein Medical Center, along with several men who drove them there.

At least three men were taken into custody and being questioned. Police believe this shooting may be gang related.

The unidentified victim is officially the 199th person murdered in Philadelphia this year.

Police reported Wednesday that the murder toll is 199 as opposed to 201 due to their assessment that two of the killings were "justifiable". ???

On March 6th a group of men tried to rob a 16-year-old on East Johnston Street and the 16-year-old stabbed one of the robbers. The alleged robber was identified as Specer Edwards, who later died at the hospital.

Then on April 26th Jamar Jackson attempted to rob an 18-year-old. The teen fought back and Jackson's gun discharged during the struggle, killing Jackson. That was what was thought of as 133.

Philadelphia Police Coon Commissioner Sylvester Johnson blames lax gun laws, poverty, unemployment and witnesses who refuse to come forward and talk to police. He said neither he nor the mayor should be held responsible.

The Bobster
07-03-2007, 02:33 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5444937

South Philly Murder Victim Identified

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA - July 3, 2007 - Homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting in South Philadelphia.

Police got a call around 11:30 Monday night of a man shot in the 24-hundred block of Morris Street.

The victim, identified as 29-year-old Terrance Foreman of West Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head, stomach and chest.

The homicide toll in Philadelphia is now at 204, compared to 189 at this time last year.

The Bobster
07-03-2007, 02:44 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5444937

South Philly Murder Victim Identified

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA - July 3, 2007 - Homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting in South Philadelphia.

Police got a call around 11:30 Monday night of a man shot in the 24-hundred block of Morris Street.

The victim, identified as 29-year-old Terrance Foreman of West Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head, stomach and chest.

The homicide toll in Philadelphia is now at 204, compared to 189 at this time last year.

The Bobster
07-06-2007, 11:13 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/13632950/detail.html

Three 16-Year-Olds Gunned Down In Philly

POSTED: 10:28 am EDT July 6, 2007
UPDATED: 10:34 am EDT July 6, 2007

Three 16-year-olds were shot in Philadelphia in two separate city shootings Thursday night, and two of the victims are fighting for their lives, police said.

In the first shooting, two 16-year-olds were gunned down just after 9 p.m. on the 1500 block of North Gratz Street.

Police initially said the critically injured teen was 19 years old, but updated the information on Friday.

Neither teen was identified, but police said one was listed in stable condition and another was "extremely critical," police said.

Less than 50 minutes later, another 16-year-old was shot in a separate incident, according to police.

The unidentified teen was shot twice in the back on the 3100 block of Hurley Street just before 10 p.m.

He was taken to a local childrens hospital in critical condition.

Police said they havent made any arrests in either incident.

The Bobster
07-09-2007, 04:49 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5461150

Man Killed, Officers Injured in South Phila.

2 Officers Hit by Friendly Fire

By T.J. Alexander

July 8, 2007 - A man was killed and two officers were shot and injured tonight during a violent exchange in South Philadelphia.

Police were called out to the intersection of 27th and Tasker Streets around 6:30 for a report of a man with a gun.

Officers approached the man and told him to put down the weapon. When the man didn't comply police opened fire, killing the suspect.

Two officers were hit by friendly fire in the exchange. They were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with graze wounds, treated and released.

The Bobster
07-09-2007, 04:52 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5461061

Philly's 213th Homicide Victim ID'd

WEST KENSINGTON - July 8, 2007 - Philadelphia police have announced the name of the city's 21th homicide victim.

Investigators say 19-year-old Wilson Garcia of West Kensington was shot in the stomach around 7 p.m. Saturday. It happened at A and Westmoreland streets.

No arrests have been made.

The Bobster
07-09-2007, 05:37 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/13643516/detail.html?dl=mainclick

Police: Officers Fire At Least 80 Times, Kill Man

POSTED: 7:04 am EDT July 9, 2007
UPDATED: 6:43 pm EDT July 9, 2007

At least 80 shots were fired in a South Philadelphia neighborhood Sunday night, but when it was all said and done, bullets had grazed two Philadelphia police officers and one gun-waving suspect was dead, according to police.

Seven officers fired off the shots that killed a man near Taney and Tasker streets, police said.

Investigators said the man was armed with a stolen gun loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition.

Authorities said police shot the unnamed man after he would not drop his gun. Police said officers opened fire when the man pointed the gun at them and would not drop it.

Authorities said the man did not fire any shots.

Two officers suffered graze wounds, possibly from ricocheting bullet, but were treated at a local hospital with minor injuries.

Police said the dead man has had two previous arrests involving weapons but they have not yet released his name.

Philadelphia police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said he is concerned about the number of shots fired and plans to review training procedures.

Many in the neighborhood were enraged over the shooting. Police did not say whose bullets struck the two officers, but the case is under investigation, which is routine in police-involved shootings.

The Bobster
07-13-2007, 10:55 AM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5477213

7 Shot, 3 Dead Overnight in Philly By Corey Herman

PHILADELPHIA - The busy summer nights for Philadelphia's homicide detectives continue. Seven people were shot. Three of them died.

The most recent shooting left one man dead in the city's Tacony section. It was a double shooting.

Shots rang out at 2:30 a.m., along the 4700 block of Longshore Avenue. One victim died on the scene.

Another is fighting for his life at a local hospital.

The violence started at 7 p.m. Thursday with the shooting of a 13-year-old girl in Overbrook. She survived a gunshot wound to the mouth.

Police believe another teen pulled the trigger.

That person is still on the loose.

A short time later, gunshots were fired in West Philadelphia around 8 p.m. at 60th and Spruce streets.

A 20-year-old was shot in the neck and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Another victim died from the shooting.

Then, just before 1:30 a.m., two men were shot along the 2000 block of Laveer Street near Limekiln Pike in Philadelphia's East Oak Lane section.

One died from a gunshot to the head. The other is being treated for a shoulder wound.

So far there's no word on a suspect or a motive. (TNB, DAMMIT!)

The Bobster
07-23-2007, 01:34 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5502644

6 Dead in Violent Weekend
Security Cameras Down at One Scene

By Chad Pradelli

PHILADELPHIA - July 23, 2007 - Six people were killed during the weekend in Philadelphia, including a 23-year-old who was shot on a corner with a surveillance camera. But it turns out that camera wasn't working.

The carnage began around 10:30 p.m. Saturday when a teenager was stabbed to death in the 1300 block of Venango Street.

It continued into Sunday when four people were shot inside Abay Wheelers bar shortly after midnight. Three were killed. The fourth hospitalized in critical condition.

Betty Jennings' nephew, Arthur, was among the dead. Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, 23-year-old Charles Tunstall was shot on the corner of 54th and Arlington in Wynnefield.

A surveillance camera on that corner - installed last November by the Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation - wasn't working. :lol:

The former president of the PCDC blames computer hackers for the failure of the $700,000 system. The camera system, paid for with a $700,000 grant from the Justice Department, hasn't worked since March. Ronin Security, the company that installed the cameras, has had its phone number disconnected.

The final shooting for the weekend occurred just before 5 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Dauphin St. in North Philadelphia

The Bobster
07-24-2007, 02:38 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5502644

Witness Silence Frustrates Officials
Rendell Comments on Philadelphia Violence

By Vernon Odom - House Nigger

FRANKFORD - July 24, 2007 - Philadelphia police are investigating another overnight murder. The killing comes just hours after Mayor John Street told city residents, that they are partly to blame for the city's soaring murder rate.

In the latest killing, an unidentified 25-year-old man was shot to death in a Frankford Park, around 1:30 a.m. No arrests have been made.

The shooting comes just hours after Mayor John Street told city residents, that they are partly to blame for the city's soaring murder rate. Street says the bar where three people were killed over the weekend, will remain closed until the owners tell police who was present at the time of the shooting.

When asked about the worst homicide rate in Philadelphia in a decade, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said, "First and foremost we need more police. As you know, last year we gave the city money for one hundred new police. Those people should be coming out of the academy and the requirement is that they're all out on the street on patrol. We took over the function, the state police took over the function of policing the state highways that go through the city, that is putting 70 to 80 new police, Philadelphia police, back out on the street."

Police have met with the usual wall of silence as they try to investigate the shootings that occurred early Sunday.

"The one thing we don't have is witnesses," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said at a news conference Monday, bemoaning the culture of silence that too often surrounds homicide investigations.

The slain bar patrons were among six people killed and 37 shot and wounded in a 72-hour period from Friday through Sunday in Philadelphia, which has tallied more than 230 homicides this year.

Community activists question why the bloodshed has continued unabated. But Johnson said police cannot solve crimes if witnesses do not come forward.

"Until people in the community realize that they have to get involved in this, then nothing will change," Johnson said Monday.

One victim's cousin told reporters that an unpaid wager on the Bernard Hopkins-Winky Wright boxing match prompted the Southwest Philadelphia shooting spree.

Police could not confirm those accounts, Johnson said.

The gunfight also took the lives of Claude Demetrius Snelling, 30, and Jamar Franklin Thompson, 31, while leaving a 37-year-old man critically injured.

Two other men were shot and killed before dawn Sunday, and a sixth person was stabbed to death late Saturday night.

In one of those shootings, 23-year-old Charles Tunstall was shot on the corner of 54th and Arlington in Wynnefield. A surveillance camera on that corner, installed last November by the Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation, wasn't working.

The former president of the PCDC blames computer hackers for the failure of the $700,000 system. The camera system, paid for with a $700,000 grant from the Justice Department, hasn't worked since March. Ronin Security, the company that installed the cameras, has had its phone number disconnected.

No arrests had been made Monday in any of the slayings.

Police should not shoulder all the blame, said Johnson, who noted the city's enduring poverty, unemployment and dropout rates.

"When you look at all these things together, it brings violence," he said.

The city operates youth curfew centers, meets regularly with neighborhood groups and plans to put several hundred new officers on the street this year, he said.

"It's a national problem. It's not just in Philadelphia," Johnson said.

The Bobster
07-24-2007, 03:11 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/13747302/detail.html?dl=mainclick

Crime-Fighting Cameras Broken In Some City Neighborhoods
Sources: Police Learn Of Outage While Seeking Shooting Footage

POSTED: 5:10 pm EDT July 24, 2007
UPDATED: 5:47 pm EDT July 24, 2007


PHILADELPHIA -- A major Philadelphia crime-fighting tool is out of commission in Wynnefield and other city neighborhoods.

Surveillance cameras that are supposed to help keep an eye on crime, aren't working, including one that was located a block from a homicide scene.

People who live and work along the 54th Street corridor in Overbrook are angry, NBC 10's Deanna Durante reported.

They were planning to protest Tuesday night to send a message to the Philadelphia Commercial Development Corp. that installed the cameras and now admits it took them offline.

"As safe as we were feeling, all of the good stuff we had to say about it goes right down the toilet within five seconds," said one man working at a local business.

"That's awful. That's terrible. The city needs to do something about it," said another woman.

The frustration comes with the rising body count in the city and the knowledge that some surveillance cameras that once made them feel safe are right now useless.

"The cameras worked. The cameras worked. The cameras, in our opinion, have been compromised, and we're attempting to -- with the assistance of both the city and federal law enforcement agencies -- determine how, why and by who," said Aqil Sabur, PCDC's interim president and CEO.

Installed in November with federal grant money, 21 cameras in the city designed to help cut down on crime are currently disabled.

Police sources said Sunday, after another murder victim was killed along 54th Street, they attempted to retrieve video to help solve the crime.

Those sources said it was stunning to learn there is no video and hasn't been for months.

PCDC officials said the cameras were taken offline in May after hackers and lightning disrupted the system.

NBC 10 was shown a letter from the manufacturer of the cameras as evidence of the damage and asked for video proof that the cameras had worked until that point.

"The tape is not available. I mean, there would have to be an official request. We only handle requests on the videotape either from law enforcemrnt or a proper subpeona," Sabur said.

Durante reported that she was shown a logbook written by PCDC employees who preformed random checks from March into May.

"The frustration that we've experienced has been the continual reporting of erroneous information: they never worked; they were expensive," Sabur said.

The PCDC is paying for the cameras thanks to more than $400,000 in federal grant money. The 21 cameras it operates are in three areas: at 54th and Berks streets; on Landsdowne Avenue between 52nd and 63rd streets; and Market Street between 46th and 63rd streets.

All of the cameras are currently disabled, and the PCDC said its sympathies go out to the victim who was killed a block away from the disabled camera.

But officials said they can't put these cameras back online until the damage is repaired, and that could be at least a week or maybe two.

"The cameras, in and of themselves, would not have stopped the crime. The camera would have aided in solving the crime," Sabur said.

Police have not reported an arrest in the homicide that occurred early Sunday.

Asked if, when the cameras were back online, NBC 10 could come and see could come in and see the video, the answer was yes, so we'll continue following this story.

The Bobster
07-30-2007, 03:34 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5523542

7 Homicides in Philly Since Friday

PHILADELPHIA - July 30, 2007 - The latest person killed in Philadelphia was shot early this morning, in another violent weekend.

The victim was shot and killed just before 3 a.m. inside a home along the 6200 block of Morton Street in Philadelphia's Germantown (Coontown) section.

Two people were seen running from the scene. The ran east on Washington Lane.

Earlier during the weekend, 16-year old Luis Navarro, Jr., was shot to death for his new dirt bike. (http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5515222) Navarro was killed Saturday when he was shot in the back 3 times while he rode the dirt bike in Feltonville park.

In an exclusive Action News interview, the boy's father says his son did nothing to deserve what happened to him. Here's a picture of Luis Navarro's dirt bike. If you can help police crack this case, homicide detectives are urging you to give them a call.

Detectives are trying to piece together what appears to be a murder in Fairmount Park. (http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5521329)

The burned body of a woman was found Sunday morning along Kelly Drive near Strawberry Mansion drive.

Firefighters were responding to a call of a garbage fire when they realized it was much more serious.

The victim is in her 20's. Her name is not yet known.

More will be known after an autopsy is done.

A woman found beaten to death inside her home apparently died at the hands of her boyfriend, police said. (http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5518685)

Police said Demicco's boyfriend, Michael Johnson, 36, has confessed to the murder, saying he killed her last Saturday after an argument. Police said some sort of wooden object was used and blunt force trauma appears to be the cause of death. Johnson faces murder charges.

The Bobster
08-04-2007, 01:15 PM
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Three Shootings Took Place Overnight In Philadelphia
Another Tick On The Murder Tally For Philadelphia

POSTED: 9:34 am EDT August 4, 2007
UPDATED: 10:31 am EDT August 4, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- The 248th homicide of the year took place Saturday morning in Philadelphia.

It took place in the Crescentville section of the city at around midnight. A 35-year-old man was shot and killed near the intersection of Alcott and Colgate streets, police said.

They have no suspect and no motive.

Less than an hour later, a double-shooting took place in Philadelphia.

Two men were badly wounded in what appears to have been a drive-by attack.

It happened on the 1400 block of Alden Street in the Carrol Park section of the city.

The wounded men are reported in stable condition.

The Bobster
08-16-2007, 03:22 PM
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Teen, Mother Among 3 Killed Within 12-Hour Window

17-Year-Old Becomes City's 258th Homicide Victim

POSTED: 6:18 pm EDT August 15, 2007
UPDATED: 12:08 pm EDT August 16, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police said three people were killed in five shootings that occurred within a 12-hour window in Philadelphia.

The latest slaying took place early Thursday morning in Southwest Philadelphia, where detectives found a woman fatally shot on the 200 block of South Alden Street. They were still trying to identify her.

Wednesday afternoon, four shootings rang out within an hour and a half, with one incident taking place outside of a rec center.

Five others were injured after the flurry of gunfire began at about 4:30 p.m. and pushed the city's homicide total to 258 before Thursday morning's homicide added another fatality.

One of the shootings was reported at 26th and Jefferson streets on the playground of a North Philadelphia recreation center, where a league organizer told NBC 10 a 16-and-under basketball game was going on and at least a dozen kids were on the court.

"What's it like to try to run a basketball league here? Hard -- that's bottom line," said Anthony Sharp, who runs the basketball league for teenagers that was interrupted by investigators collecting casing from the shootout by teenagers. "This is what I do to try to keep them from being one of the knuckleheads that did the shooting or one of the other knuckleheads who got shot. If they were doing something positive, maybe this would have never happened."

Police said Wednesday night they believe three people were shot at that location -- including 17-year-old Jamile Collins, who was killed. Two others were shot there and were taken into police custody.

An 18-year-old found in the bathroom of the rec center was listed in critical condition and in officers' custody at Temple University Hospital, police said.

Another man seen fleeing the scene was also reported in custody.

A man struck in the foot by a bullet told officers he was shot a couple of blocks away, but police said they believe he was also was at the rec center at the time of the shooting.

NBC 10's Justin Pizzi reported that signs of the police investigation included bullet markers on the playground and caution tape wrapped through a jungle gym.

In a separate incident, a double shooting in the Juniata section of the city left a 26-year-old mother of three dead of one gunshot wound and a 35-year-old man in stable condition despite being struck seven times.

The shooting at about 5:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of East Hunting Park Avenue.

Neighbors told NBC 10 a police tactical team that was coincidentally in the area found a man with a bloody shirt, leading to the discovery of the shooting.

Officers who went inside the home found the woman's body, and there was blood on all three floors of the home. NBC 10 reported the man was a realtor and friend of the woman.

The victim was identified as Elizabeth Nunez.

Police reported no suspects or arrests in the shooting, and investigators said they were going to the hospital to interview the male victim.

Elsewhere, a man and a teenage boy were reported shot at separate locations, both at about 4:30 p.m. Police said investigation revealed that the two incidents were not connected.

The 14-year-old was shot in the abdomen, right forearm and right chest at about 4:30 p.m. near East Mayland and Lowber streets, in the West Oak Lane section of the city, police said.

The teen was later dropped off by a private automobile near the intersection of 12th Street and Tabor Avenue, in the Logan section of Philadelphia, and rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition Wednesday night.

The male in 20s was found shot in leg at about the same time on the 400 block of Mechanic Street and was also taken to Einstein, police said. He was listed in stable condition.

No arrests or motives were reported in either of those shootings.

The Bobster
08-17-2007, 03:13 PM
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Suspects Sought in 3 Overnight Murders

August 17, 2007 - The city of Philadelphia recorded three more murders overnight.

An unidentified man was shot several times around 4 a.m. on the 30-hundred block of Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia.

No word on suspects or a motive.

Earlier in the night police say a man was stabbed to death by his girlfriend's mother early this morning. It happened around 1 o'clock in the 800 block of East Willard Street in Kensington.

The killer is still on the loose.

The other murder came late last night. Around 11:30 a 21-year-old man was shot in the back and killed in the 19-hundred block of South Salford Street in Southwest Philadelphia.

The murderer fled on foot. Police have yet to determine a motive for the deadly shooting.

Authorities are continuing to investigate both of the deadly overnight incidents.

The Bobster
08-29-2007, 03:24 PM
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Deadly Day in Philadelphia; 4 Killed

By T.J. Alexander

August 29, 2007 - Philadelphia Police have had their hands full today as they are investigating their fourth murder of the day.

The latest murder happened in the 12-hundred block of North 16th Street in North Philadelphia. Police say a man between the ages of 30 and 40 suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the rear alley of the New Peking restaurant around 2:13 this afternoon.

He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The violence started this morning in the city's Crescentville section. Around 7:45 this morning inside a residence on the 500 block of East Hill Creek Drive, a 28-year-old Hispanic woman was found dead, shot in the chest.

Police are looking for a Hispanic man in his late 20's, about 5'5, wearing a blue t-shirt, blue pants and a blue hat in connection with the shooting.

Later in the morning, a woman's body was found inside a bedroom in the city's Ogontz section. Officials made the discovery around 10:25, and upon arrival found the woman, said to be in her 30's, on the floor stabbed numerous times in the stomach.

Police don't have a motive or suspects for this case.

Then around 1 this afternoon in South Philadelphia a man in his 60's was shot in the leg. This incident happened just before 1 p.m. near 23rd and Morris Streets.

The victim was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he later died of his injuries.

Police have no suspects.

The Bobster
09-01-2007, 04:58 PM
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Holiday Horror: Four More Murders in Philadelphia

By Ray Regan

The violence in Philadelphia isn't easing this Labor Day weekend. Police are investigating four murders early Saturday morning.

The carnage began with a shooting on the 3800 block of Haverford Avenue in Powelton.

Someone shot a man in the head and chest.

He died later at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The second shooting happened in West Kensington, an hour later, around 3 o'clock.

A man was found bleeding on the 600 block of East Wishart Street.

He died from a bullet wound to the head.

The third victim was found minuters later, at 31st and Norris Streets in Strawberry Mansion.

He was also shot in the head.

The fourth homicide occurred in West Philadelphia.

Police responded to shots fired at 61st and Callowhill Streets, around 4:30.

A man was shot to death while sitting in a car.

Police have no suspects in custody in any of these cases.

All of the victims died in their twenties.

The Bobster
09-01-2007, 05:21 PM
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4 People Slain In 4 Separate Shootings

POSTED: 12:27 pm EDT September 1, 2007
UPDATED: 2:14 pm EDT September 1, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- It was a particularly deadly night on the streets of Philadelphia Saturday due to the four separate shootings that killed four people.

The first shooting happened just after 2:30 a.m. on the 3800 block of Haverford Avenue in the Mantua section of the city. In this incident, two men, a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old, were shot and wounded. The 17-year-old was hit in the hand. He remains hospitalized. The 20-year-old was struck in the head and died a short time later.

Then, seven miles away and only 40 minutes later, another man was shot in the head on Allegheny Avenue in Kensington. The shooting took place at around 3:20 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A mere four miles to the east and an hour later at 4:30 a.m., another shooting took place. This one occurred near the intersection of 31st Street and Norris Avenue in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city.

A half an hour later at around 5 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot and killed. That killing took place on the 6100 block of Callowhill Street. It became the 281st homicide so far this year in Philadelphia. Thats 20 ahead of last year's grim pace, which was the worst in nine years.

The Bobster
09-02-2007, 07:40 AM
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Weekend Murder Toll in Philadelphia Hits 6

PHILADELPHIA - September 2, 2007 - Two more people were killed overnight in Philadelphia, bringing the Labor Day murder total to 6 so far.

Action News was on the scene at a ball field at the Mann Recreation Center in Fairmount Park.

Police say a man in the bleachers was shot several times. It's believed he was chased from his car which was parked across the street.

In South Philadelphia, police were called to an apartment in the 1400 block of Reed Street where two women were arguing Saturday night.

Police say one woman pulled out a knife, stabbed the other woman and pushed her out a window.

The victim later died at the hospital.

The killings overnight Saturday into Sunday bring the total of holiday weekend murders to six so far.

The carnage began with a shooting on the 3800 block of Haverford Avenue in Powelton. Someone shot a man in the head and chest. He died later at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The second shooting happened in West Kensington, an hour later, around 3 a.m. Saturday. A man was found bleeding on the 600 block of East Wishart Street. He died from a bullet wound to the head.

The third victim was found minutes later, at 31st and Norris Streets in Strawberry Mansion. He was also shot in the head.

The fourth homicide occurred in West Philadelphia. Police responded to shots fired at 61st and Callowhill Streets, around 4:30 a.m. A man was shot to death while sitting in a car.

The Bobster
09-14-2007, 01:50 PM
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Johnson Seeks 10,000 Moolies to Patrol City Streets

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - September 13, 2007 - The city's embattled police chief, acknowledging that police alone cannot quell a run of deadly violence, called on 10,000 men to patrol the streets to reduce crime.

Sylvester Johnson says black men, in particular, have a duty to protect more vulnerable residents since most shootings involve young black males.

Johnson, who is black, wants each volunteer to pledge to work three hours a day for at least 90 days.

"We are definitely encouraging black men to be involved in it," Johnson said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. "We have an obligation to give back. We have an obligation to protect our women, our children, our elderly."

But Johnson said he would not turn away men of other races.

"We have to put the tourniquet where we're bleeding at this point," he said. "We're not restricting anybody."

The program's backers include Dennis Muhammad, a former Nation of Islam official who has been hired by police departments in Detroit, Syracuse, N.Y., and other cities to conduct community-sensitivity training.

Philadelphia, the nation's sixth-largest city, has nearly 1.5 million residents, 44 percent of them black. It has notched 294 homicides this year. More than 80 percent of the slayings involve handguns and most involve young black males.

Johnson plans to introduce the "Call to Action: 10,000 Men, It's a New Day" program on Oct. 21, three months before his planned retirement.

"He won't get anywhere near that number. If he gets 1,000 people, it will be great," said Heather DeRussy, who leads a local Guardian Angels chapter that has recruited just seven members over the past two years. Given its size, the group focuses on a single North Philadelphia park plagued by prostitution and drug use.

DeRussy lauds Johnson for his effort, but fears the volunteers will find it dangerous to patrol their home turf.

"In their own neighborhoods, with the 'Don't snitch' mentality, they're kind of putting themselves in harm's way, because there are going to be people who disagree with what they're doing," DeRussy said.

The men who join Johnson's program will not carry weapons or make arrests, but will instead emphasize conflict resolution, similar to the Guardian Angels' ground rules.

Police in other cities have hired Muhammad in recent years to provide sensitivity training to officers and community members, but it was not immediately clear if any have deployed a volunteer patrol force.

Johnson, who had led the police department for seven years, seems increasingly frustrated by the daily gun violence. He and other city leaders have blamed the Legislature for not passing gun-control measures.

Mayor John F. Street, whose term is up at the beginning of 2008, has voiced support for the program, but it was not clear if he would become involved. His office did not return a call for comment Thursday.

Street and Johnson have both endured withering criticism from frustrated residents and community leaders who think they should do more to halt the violence.

One gun-violence researcher said idea of putting citizens on patrol has the potential of showing children that adults care.

"A steady exposure to violence just creates this toxic environment for children and youth. As adults, we don't want them to think they have to handle it on their own," said Rose Cheney, executive director of the Firearm and Injury Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

"If, by putting people out there - not just as a town watch, but as resources who connect them to what they need from adults - that can be very promising," she said.

The Bobster
09-14-2007, 02:01 PM
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City Accepts Offer Of Help; State Police To Patrol Streets

POSTED: 1:36 pm EDT September 14, 2007
UPDATED: 3:43 pm EDT September 14, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- Officials said Pennsylvania state police are going to start patrolling the streets of Philadelphia.

City Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said this doesn't mean the city is in a state of emergency, but said he is accepting the governor's offer to help fight crime, a growing problem in the City of Brotherly Love.

At a Friday morning news conference announcing the new plan, officials would not say how many state troopers will be assigned the duty or what parts of the city they'll patrol. The patrols were set to begin Friday night.

Philadelphia had more than 400 homicides in 2006 and is on track to exceed that number this year.

The Bobster
09-23-2007, 07:57 PM
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Philadelphia's Murder Rate Continues To Climb

POSTED: 4:29 pm EDT September 23, 2007
UPDATED: 4:37 pm EDT September 23, 2007


PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia's murder rate continues to climb.

The latest victim is a 30-year-old man.

He is the 303rd person murdered this year.

The victim was shot several times in the back.

It happened overnight at 9th and Somerset Streets in North Philadelphia.

So far, police have made no arrests.

Johnny99
10-04-2007, 08:23 AM
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By CHRISTINE OLLEY

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Recreation centers should be filled with slides and see-saws, basketballs and happy, playing children. Instead, this year, they have been plagued with flying bullets, violent shootouts and death.
Since Jan. 1, there have been seven shootings, four of them fatal, at seven city rec centers.

Jan. 6: Three people were wounded inside the Simons Recreation Center on Woolston Avenue near East Walnut Lane in West Oak Lane after Michael Taylor, 32, allegedly opened fire with a rifle during an afternoon basketball game. A 19-year-old man was shot in the back, a 20-year-old was shot in the left leg and a 23-year-old was shot in the right hand.

March 12: Albert Hughs, 18, of South Philadelphia, was shot once in the head after a basketball game in Dickinson Square Park, Morris Street near Orianna Street in South Philadelphia. James Graham, 23, of Greenwich Street near 4th in South Philadelphia, was held for trial in Hughs' death.

April 11: Leon Blackwell, 19, of Greylock Street near Kingsessing Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia, was shot and killed while he sat outside on a park bench with two friends at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, 50th Street and Kingsessing Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Police said a 16-year-old boy walked up to Blackwell and fired four shots from a handgun before fleeing. Blackwell left behind a 2-year-old daughter.

April 22: Two teenagers were stabbed after an argument at the Moss Recreation Center on Van Kirk Street near Torresdale Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. Police said a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the arm and a 19-year-old man suffered a lacerated liver during a carnival.

A 22-year-old man and his 18-year-old brother were arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses.

June 26: Four people were wounded, one fatally, when a car pulled up and the driver started firing away at people gathered at the Olney Recreation Center, A Street near Spencer Street in Olney.

When the smoke cleared, Freeman Lambeck, 27, a 17-year-old man, and a 21-year-old man all lay wounded on the pavement. Lambeck later died at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Aug. 15: Jamile Collins, 17, of 23rd and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia, was shot and killed at the Athletic Rec Center, 26th and Jefferson Streets in North Philadelphia. Three males - ages 24, 21 and 17 - were treated for wounds from the shooting.

Sept. 24: Mehkee Gatewood, 18 months old, was shot twice while playing at the E.R. Tustin Playground near 60th Street and Columbia Avenue in West Philadelphia. A friend of Gatewood's father, Carl Wallace, 31, was wounded. Investigators said Wallace had been the intended target.

Minutes before the bullets started flying, Wallace had been seen arguing with an unidentified man who then produced a silver handgun and started firing.

Police issued a warrant for the arrest of 21-year-old Andrew Poole in the shooting. Poole is believed to reside on 61st Street near Chester Avenue. Poole is charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and other firearm offenses.

Poole remained at large last night, police said, while Mehkee Gatewood recovers at home. *

The Bobster
10-23-2007, 03:21 PM
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Phila. Homcide Rate Slows Below Last Year's

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - October 19, 2007 - The homicide rate in Philadelphia has slowed in recent months and police say the death toll was at 320 by midnight Wednesday.

For a change, that was one less than the number on the same date last year.

Homicides have run about five percent above last year's level for much of the year, and police say they don't know the reason for the change.

Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson says 320 families devastated by homicide is still too many. Mayor John Street's spokesman, Joe Grace, says adding about 200 police this year has helped reduce crime.

The Bobster
10-25-2007, 02:01 PM
It didn't slow down for long.

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Three Philadelphia Shootings Leave Two Dead

By: Alan Miceli

FELTONVILLE - October 25, 2007 - Three late-night shootings in Philadelphia have left two people dead.

Around 9:30 Wednesday night, someone shot a 45 year-old man inside a house in the 5200 block of Penway Street in the Feltonville section of the city. That man died from a bullet wound to the abdomen.

About a half hour later a man in his 50's was shot just a few blocks away from the first shooting, on the 5200 block of Montour Street in the Olney section of the city.

He was taken to the hospital with a bullet wound to the head. There's no word yet on his condition.

The third shooting happened around 11 o'clock on Wednesday night in the Frankford section of the city.

The victim was gunned down near the corner of Pratt and Dittman streets. The man died in the street.

So far, police have not made any arrests, and have not indicated motives for the crimes.

Rasp
11-15-2007, 03:35 PM
It didn't slow down for long.


From some Jew at FOXNews (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,311876,00.html)

Cops in Philadelphia Targets of Gunmen

In Philadelphia, gun violence has reached near-epidemic levels. People are getting shot and killed at a pace not seen in years. On average, one person is dying by bullet every single day.

Police are being targeted, too. Many have been shot at, and in the past seven weeks, six officers have been hit all in the line of duty. One was even killed. He responded to a call at a donut shop, not knowing the disturbed person inside was armed and ready to fire. The officer had his weapon unholstered and at his side when he walked through the front door, and the would-be robber became an assassin, putting a bullet in the 54-year-old policeman's head.

The suspect was caught the next day, the same day Officer Charles Cassidy died.

I've been to Philly to cover many of the recent shootings, including the murders of two retired cops, who were working as armored car guards and were shot at close range by a career criminal looking for a big score.

Every time we go to Philadelphia we wind up at police headquarters and I find the soon-to-be-retired police commissioner Sylvester Johnson wearily answering the same questions, seemingly powerless to do much to stop the violence.

They haven't given up, of course. The department has special teams of highly trained veterans targeting high crime areas with increased patrols and aggressive stops and searches designed to limit or discourage drug and gang activity and to keep corners clear.

They've reached out to community and church leaders, launching campaigns to get more civilians involved in keeping neighborhoods safe.

Arrests and seizures are at an all-time high, but Johnson knows he can't arrest his way out of the problem, and he can't talk the criminals out of stealing or dealing or robbing or killing either.

He says there are simply too many illegal handguns on the street, and too many troubled kids with severely limited resources and opportunities who see few options. Johnson wants federal help; programs to help the young and the poor find a better future. He added that tougher gun laws are needed to make it far more difficult to buy a pistol on the street, especially for the16-year-old recently arrested for allegedly shooting two undercover narcotics cops. It was a .357 Magnum. He allegedly opened fire out the ground floor window of a crack house, hitting one cop in the hip and the other in the leg as they tried to use a battering ram to break down the door.

He's 16, with a prior record who was shooting at cops, apparently feeling he had nothing to lose.

"Homeland Security is important," the Commissioner likes to say, "but so is Hometown Security."

The Bobster
11-19-2007, 02:26 PM
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Philly, Camden Among U.S.'s Most Dangerous Cities

By DAVID N. GOODMAN Associated Press Writer

DETROIT (AP) - November 18, 2007 - In another blow to the Motor City's tarnished image, Detroit pushed past St. Louis to become the nation's most dangerous city, according to a private research group's controversial analysis, released Sunday, of annual FBI crime statistics.

The study drew harsh criticism even before it came out. The American Society of Criminology launched a pre-emptive strike Friday, issuing a statement attacking it as "an irresponsible misuse" of crime data.

The 14th annual "City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America" was published by CQ Press, a unit of Congressional Quarterly Inc. It is based on the FBI's Sept. 24 crime statistics report.

The report looked at 378 cities with at least 75,000 people based on per-capita rates for homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft. Each crime category was considered separately and weighted based on its seriousness, CQ Press said.

Last year's crime leader, St. Louis, fell to No. 2. Another Michigan city, Flint, ranked third, followed by Oakland Calif.; Camden, N.J.; Birmingham, Ala.; North Charleston, S.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; Richmond, Calif.; and Cleveland. The only other New Jersey community on the most dangerous list was Newark, which ranked 20th.

In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia was ranked 21st on the list, Reading 32nd, Pittsburgh 67th, Allentown 68th, Erie 216th and Upper Darby Township in Delaware County 283rd.

The study ranked Mission Viejo, Calif., as the safest U.S. city, followed by Clarkstown, N.Y.; Brick Township, N.J.; Amherst, N.Y.; and Sugar Land, Texas. The only other New Jersey town on the safest list was Toms River Township, which ranked ninth.

CQ Press spokesman Ben Krasney said details of the weighting system were proprietary. It was compiled by Kathleen O'Leary Morgan and Scott Morgan, whose Morgan Quitno Press published it until its acquisition by CQ Press.

The study assigns a crime score to each city, with zero representing the national average. Detroit got a score of 407, while St. Louis followed at 406. The score for Mission Viejo, in affluent Orange County, was minus 82.

Detroit was pegged the nation's murder capital in the 1980s and has lost nearly 1 million people since 1950, according to the Census Bureau. Downtown sports stadiums and corporate headquarters - along with the redevelopment of the riverfront of this city of 919,000 - have slowed but not reversed the decline. Officials have said crime reports don't help.

Detroit Deputy Police Chief James Tate had no immediate comment on the report. But the mayor of 30th-ranked Rochester, N.Y. - an ex-police chief himself - said the study's authors should consider the harm that the report causes.

"What I take exception to is the use of these statistics and the damage they inflict on a number of these cities," said Mayor Robert Duffy, chairman of the Criminal and Social Justice Committee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The rankings "do groundless harm to many communities," said Michael Tonry, president of the American Society of Criminology.

"They also work against a key goal of our society, which is a better understanding of crime-related issues by both scientists and the public," Tonry said.

Critics also complain that numbers don't tell the whole story because of differences among cities.

"You're not comparing apples and oranges; you're comparing watermelons and grapes," said Rob Casey, who heads the FBI section that puts out the Uniform Crime Report that provides the data for the Quitno report.

The FBI posted a statement on its Web site criticizing such use of its statistics.

"These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region," the FBI said. "Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents."

Doug Goldenberg-Hart, acquisitions editor at CQ Press, said that the rankings are imperfect, but that the numbers are straightforward. Cities at the top of the list would not be there unless they ranked poorly in all six crime categories, he said.

"The idea that people oppose it, it's kind of blaming the messenger," Goldenberg-Hart said. "It's not coming to terms with the idea that crime is a persistent problem in our society."

The report "helps concerned Americans learn how their communities fare in the fight against crime," CQ Press said in a statement. "The first step in making our cities and states safer is to understand the true magnitude of their crime problems. This will only be achieved through straightforward data that all of us can use and understand."

The study excluded Chicago, Minneapolis, and other Illinois and Minnesota cities because of incomplete data.

The Bobster
11-25-2007, 02:19 PM
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Philadelphia's Men Want To Make It Safer

POSTED: 10:58 am EST November 24, 2007
UPDATED: 11:38 am EST November 24, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- The first phase of a massive anti-crime effort is underway Saturday in parts of Philadelphia, where about 200 members of the organization "10,000 Men: A Call to Action" will patrol the streets of some of the toughest neighborhoods of the city in an effort to deter crime and reduce gun violence in the city.

The men will be dressed in black as they go door-to-door introducing themselves to the people they will be protecting. The first neighborhood the group will focus on is near the 2600 block of Morris Street. The patrol is part of a four-day training exercise for the group called Vanguard.

The idea was the brainchild of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson. So far, more than 360 people have been murdered in the city this year. The rate is almost as high as last year's, which was the worst in nearly a decade.

The Bobster
12-04-2007, 05:59 PM
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One Dead In Double Shooting

POSTED: 7:35 am EST December 4, 2007
UPDATED: 7:50 am EST December 4, 2007

Police said one person was killed in a double shooting in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.

Authorities said the unidentified victim was pronounced just after midnight early Tuesday West Philadelphia. He was shot several times at 40th and Green streets.

The slaying marked the city's 370th homicide of the year.

Police did not say if they arrested anyone in connection to the shooting.

The second shooting victim was hospitalized, but his coondition was not immediately available.

Rasp
12-08-2007, 10:34 AM
Honer stoodint found naked with throat slashed (http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=5144348&version=9&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1)

Teen Brutally Murdered; Family Wants Answers

Questions remain about the brutal murder of a 15-year-old student from Bartram High School.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/photo_servlet?contentId=5145416&version=1&locale=EN-US&subtype=MIMG&siteId=1011&isP16=true

Antonio Clarke's throat was slit, his body wrapped in plastic, then dumped on a loading dock. His family wants answers.

"We wanna know why."

Belinda Willis can't understand why someone would brutally murder her 15-year-old grandson Antonio Clarke.

"He was only 15. He didn't even begin to live his life," Willis said.

"I'm just trying to find out who did it and why it happened to him. He was a good kid," Marie Clarke, the victim's mother, said.

Willis and the teen's mom say Antonio, who they lovingly called 'Q' for his middle name Quinton, always cared for his two sisters. He was a sophomore at nearby Bartram High. He worked at a community center and always made everyone laugh.

"He always kept you laughing, that's the beautiful part about him, he had a great personality," Willis said.

Veteran homicide detectives say the way Clarke died was gruesome.

"The victim was stabbed repeatedly, multiple times about the chest and back, he also had a large cut to his throat. A pretty nasty and violent crime," said Homicide Unit Captain Mike Costello.

The teenager's body was also wrapped in plastic. His head and feet were covered with plastic bags and duct tape. Some say he may have been tortured.

"We're focusing on the victim in this case in an attempt to look at his past, his associates any interactions he might have had," Costello said.

Homicide detectives say Clarke had no criminal record and no run ins with the law. They've run down numerous leads, but still no break in the case.

"It's pretty much a mystery, we generally have some theories we might not go public with, but we're running out of those in this case," Costello added.

Meanwhile, the teen's family is preparing for his funeral this Saturday. They are grieving, demanding justice and asking someone to step forward with information on Antonio's killers.

"If you know anything please call the detectives so we can find out what happened to my grandson cause he didn't deserve to die like that," Willis asked.

Clarke is the third Bartram student killed in recent months. Police are checking to see if the murder was gang related.

Mighty_Whitey
12-08-2007, 11:52 AM
As the Philly's homicide rate skyrockets, what does the Philadelphia City Council do? They respond by making "racist" symbols illegal.

http://www.nbc10.com/newsarchive/14786108/detail.html


NBC10.com
City Council May Take Major Step Against Hate, Intimidation

POSTED: 9:54 pm EST December 5, 2007
UPDATED: 10:11 pm EST December 5, 2007
A noose is one of the most vile symbols of hatred to African-Americans. Now, some want to make racist symbols like the noose a hate crime even if there is no violence involved.

The city of Philadelphia may take a major step against hate and intimidation soon.

Two months ago, the NBC 10 Investigators told you about this noose:

"He shook it at me and said that he wanted to hang someone," said construction worker Paul Solomon.

He said he was terrified when a white co-worker shook it in his face at the Comcast construction site.

Wednesday, the alleged victim testified before city council, saying he has not been called back to work since complaining about the incident.

The city is considering a law making these types of racist symbols illegal.

"The mere nature of a person having a cross burned, or having a Swastika or having a noose targeted at an individual should be punishable by law, and that's what we're attempting to do," said Philadelphia City Council Majority Whip Darrell Clarke.

Council officials said they hope to pass the law early next year.

Clarke said if the law is passed, he wants violators to pay a $1,900 fine or spend up to 90 days in jail, NBC 10's Vince DeMentri reported.

What can one expect from a city run by niggers? :african:

The Bobster
02-11-2008, 03:16 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/newsarchive/15264698/detail.html

Violent Night Rocks City

POSTED: 10:19 am EST February 10, 2008
UPDATED: 10:28 am EST February 10, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Gunfire claimed one life and sent two people to area hospitals in Philadelphia overnight.

Police are investigating three separate shootings, one involving an officer, starting around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The latest shooting happened about 4 a.m. in Northern Liberties, police said. It started with an argument in a pizza parlor and ended outside with a man being shot four times.

When police arrived, they found the victim unconscious on the street. Witnesses said the victim tried to get into a passing car after being shot, but the driver sped away.

The man's condition was unknown and police did not have a description of the shooter.

Police said one of their officers shot a man in North Philadelphia on East Willard Street just after midnight. They did not release any details about what led to the shooting, but said the man did survive.

At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police found a body on the side of the road in the city's Strawberry Mansion section. The man had been shot several times.

His death marked Philadelphia's 32nd homicide of 2008.

The Bobster
02-11-2008, 03:42 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/newsarchive/15256561/detail.html

Police Release 'Crime Book' Of Wanted Violent Felons
Police Commissioner Also Talks Public Safety With Local Colleges

POSTED: 4:37 pm EST February 8, 2008
UPDATED: 5:01 pm EST February 8, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police are ready to "throw the book" at some of the city's most wanted criminals.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Mayor Michael Nutter joined forces at police headquarters to make the announcement.

The city is issuing a "crime book." It's a listing of 150 people wanted for serious crimes, such as murder and rape. (The Philly Daily News won't print the mugshots because over 140 of them are groids.)

"We want all Philadelphians to know who these individuals are, the crimes they've committed, why they're making this city, the condition that it's in. If you have information please call 911," Nutter said.

You don't have to buy the book. Click here to see the document posted online at the police department's Web site so you can learn more about some of the most dangerous criminals in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia's top cop was also taking aim at crime and the city's colleges.

On Friday at the University of Pennsylvania, Ramsey visited the campus to meet with the University City Public Safety Group. That's a group of public safety officials, representing Philadelphia colleges and the city.

Ramsey outlined the city's new crime-fighting plan.

A key finding is that 65 percent of the most serious crimes happen in just nine of the city's 23 police districts.

3 Ks
02-11-2008, 05:58 PM
His death marked Philadelphia's 32nd homicide of 2008.
That's only .8 niggers dying per day, and down 15.79% from last year. Kind of disappointing.
I realize, it's the middle of winter, but I fully expect you Philthy groids to step it up come spring!

Brewski
02-11-2008, 11:49 PM
No fricking crap, your Philly niggers are doing their usual half-assed job of killing themselves to expectations, Bobster. Something needs to be done.

The Bobster
02-12-2008, 12:23 PM
It's been damned cold here recently. I suspect the rate will perk right up as soon as we get the slightest hint of spring. You can't keep that TNB bottled up forever. In the meantime, the groids will assault their fambly members.

The Bobster
02-21-2008, 09:55 AM
Ah, things are picking up.

http://www.nbc10.com/news/15363484/detail.html?dl=mainclick

5 Slain Within 10 Hours In Violent Philadelphia Night

POSTED: 6:32 am EST February 21, 2008
UPDATED: 12:22 pm EST February 21, 2008

Philadelphia homicide detectives were investigating five new cases that emerged in the last day after city violence exploded.

The homicides occurred within a 10-hour window.

In Southwest Philadelphia, a man was fatally shot in the neck near 35th Street and Haverford Avenue. He died early Thursday morning.

Police identified the victim as Ronald Saunders, 20, of the 3300 block of Haverfod Avenue.

At about the same time, investigators said a 19-year-old man was shot on the 1600 block of South 23rd Street in South Philadelphia.

Police said Kenneth Henderson, who lived just blocks from the shooting scene, died soon after the shooting.

Police said they have no suspect or motives in the two Thursday morning slayings.

Wednesday night, three people were slain within a 3-hour period.

Detectives said a 36-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in her Frankford apartment, located at Frankford Avenue and Filmore Street. Police said Michelle Hicks ran down the street, collapsed and died after the stabbing.

Hicks' boyfriend was taken into custody.

In West Philadelphia, another woman died of stab wounds after she was slashed in what appears to be a domestic homicide.

Detectives identified Josephine Faust as the victim. They wanted to talk to Faust's boyfriend in connection to the stabbing.

In Mount Airy, police said a shot man was found dead inside his car, which was parked on the 7800 block of Temple Road.

Police identified the victim as Marvin Hutson, 21, of the 7200 block of Limekiln Pike. Police said they did not have any suspects.

The slayings bring the number of city homicides to 41 in 2008.

Rasp
02-21-2008, 10:20 AM
I saw a robin the other day which always tells me spring is in the air; in Philly, one need only look for corpses piling up in the gutters, dumpsters, and alleyways. A sure sign of spring, hibernating jigs waking up and starting to forage, fight and fornicate.

The Bobster
02-27-2008, 08:46 AM
Yeah, dead niggers are starting to pop up everywhere.

The Bobster
02-27-2008, 08:48 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/15423129/detail.html?dl=headlineclick

Separate City Shootings Leave Two Critical

POSTED: 8:25 am EST February 27, 2008
UPDATED: 10:09 am EST February 27, 2008

Two men were critically wounded in two separate shootings in separate areas of the city early Wednesday morning.

Just after midnight, a man was shot in the head at 40th and Baring streets in West Philadelphia.

Police said they were still looking for three men in connection to the shooting. Investigators said they were wearing dark clothing and hooded sweartshirts.

About an hour and a half later, another man was critically shot in Philadelphia.

The unidentified victim suffered a groin wound after an unknown gunman opened fire on the 5900 block of Horrocks Street in the Frankford section of the city.

The Bobster
03-03-2008, 11:47 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/15475827/detail.html?dl=headlineclick

Shooting Sends Stray Bullets Into Day Care, Home

POSTED: 2:08 pm EST March 3, 2008
UDATED: 2:21 pm EST March 3, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Police said a shooting Monday afternoon in the Olney section of the city sent stray bullets into a home and a day care.

The incident was reported at about 1:50 p.m. on the 5800 block of North Second Street at Calvert Street.

Police said many shots was fired. At least two stray bullets struck nearby properties. One bullet went into the front of a daycare where no one was injured. A second bullet went into a house.

One person was reported struck in the hand by a gunshot, police said.

Stay tuned to NBC 10 News and NBC10.com for more on this developing story.

3 Ks
03-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Damn! It's still holding at .8 nigs per day-only 51 dead niggers, down from 64 this time last year, -20.31%.....and it's a leap year!!!

Is this Obonobo euphoria, or what?!?!? :mad::mad::mad:

The Bobster
03-05-2008, 01:55 PM
http://www.nbc10.com/newsarchive/15490975/detail.html

Witnesses Won't Come Forward Following Shooting Near Day Care
Targets Of Shooting Not Talking, Police Say

POSTED: 5:22 pm EST March 4, 2008
UPDATED: 9:20 pm EST March 4, 2008

Day care operators in Philadelphia's Olney neighborhood met with parents about a shooting that occurred outside the facility Monday.

Eight or 10 shots were fired outside of the day care center and one bullet shattered a window.

Philadelphia police said Tuesday that they have a better idea of what happened but witnesses aren't talking.

On Tuesday, residents and the day care operators condemned the violence and outlined plans to take back the community.

"I'm mortified to find danger so close to my residence," Talmeedah Greer, an Olney resident, said.

Greer said she wasn't at home Monday when police said as many as 10 gunshots were fired outside her house. Investigators said one bullet hit a column near her door.

Police sources told NBC 10 that two gunmen shot at two males and one female while they were standing across the street at American and Calvert streets. When one of them ran toward 2nd Street, the unidentified shooters continued firing.

One bullet hit a house and another wounded Linda Tep in the hand. A third bullet shattered the glass of the day care center while children were napping.

"I've lived here almost 20 years and it's a nightmare day by day," Tep said.

Kathryn Bryant, of Your Child's World, said it was a miracle that nobody at the day care was hurt.

Investigators said even those allegedly fired upon aren't identifying the shooters. The lack of police corroboration has angered residents and merchants.

"It's a moral obligation as a member of the community to look at it as we're all in danger if you don't come forward and you know info that could help the authorities bring this to justice," Greer said.

Your Child's World plans to re-open Wednesday and is also organizing an anti-violence rally for March 17.

"We're standing strong because we want to take back the community. We don't want individuals to come here and take our children's safety away," Linda Burden, of Your Child's World, said.

The day care center hosted a parent's meeting Tuesday night to outline new safety procedures. They were also making plans for a "Take Back the Neighborhood Circle of Prayer" event and launching a fundraiser to replace the center's windows with bulletproof glass.

The Bobster
03-19-2008, 04:47 PM
http://****************/philly/hp/news_update/20080319_IDs_in_two_Philadelphia_murders.html

IDs in two Philadelphia murders
By Robert Moran

INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Philadelphia police this morning identified two men killed in homicides yesterday.

Robert Daniels, 60, was found stabbed in the chest and arms on the second floor of his house in the 2000 block of West Tioga Street in the city's Tioga neighborhood, said Officer Christine O'Brien.

Police were called to the house at 8:43 p.m. and Daniels was transported to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m., O'Brien said.

At 7:50 a.m., police responded to a report of a body on the highway and found Marcus Barnes, 19, lying in the rear driveway of the 1600 block of South 59th Street in West Philadelphia, O'Brien said.

Barnes, of the 6000 block of Girard Avenue, was pronounced dead by medics at the scene at 8:20 a.m.

No arrests were reported in either case.

3 Ks
03-31-2008, 04:47 PM
Two Phila. men shot dead in weekend slayings (http://****************/philly/hp/news_update/20080331_Two_Phila__men_shot_dead_in_weekend_slayi ngs.html)
Mar. 31, 2008

Two nigs were shot dead over the weekend bringing Philadelphia's homicide count for the year to 70. The number of killings in the city remains down - about 28 percent - from last year's total of 98 slayings to date, police said.

Early Saturday morning, police were patrolling in West Philadelphia at 3:20 a.m. when they heard gunshots. Officers rushed to the 4600 block of Parish Street where they found Hasan Deloach, 30, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

Deloach, of the 2100 block of S. Simpson Street, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead shortly before 4 a.m., police said. Police have a suspook in custody.

Late Sunday, officers on patrol in North Philadelphia heard several gun shots minutes before 11 p.m., police said.

They found a black man on the 1800 block of Cecil B. Moore Ave. bleeding from his head. The man, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have no motive or suspect in the shooting.

Detectives this morning continue their search for the driver of an SUV suspected of a hit-and-run accident late Friday that killed a girl from Northeast Philadelphia.

Mary Lee Otto, 15, was crossing Rawn Street at Lexington Avenue about 11 p.m. when she was struck. She died four hours later at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus. Police are searching for an SUV with damage to the front end on the driver's side and a broken left headlight. Anyone with information is asked to call 215-685-3180.[/URL]

The Bobster
04-20-2008, 09:31 AM
Go, niggers, go!

http://cbs3.com/topstories/Philadelphia.City.In.2.704187.html

Wave Of Violence Takes Over Philly, 6 Homicides

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ―

A wave of violence spread throughout the city of Philadelphia Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Authorities reported 6 total homicides over the weekend thus far:

At about 2:47 a.m. Saturday morning a 24-year old man was shot to death on the 1100 block of West Tioga in North Philadelphia.

20-year-old, Terron Epp was shot multiple times at about 6 p.m. Saturday night at 57th and Haverford in Upper Darby and was pronounced dead at HUP at about 6:20 p.m.

A 36-year-old male was shot and killed Saturday night at about 9:34 p.m. on the 4800 block of Tackawana. He was pronounced dead at Temple Hospital.

19-year-old, James Corry was shot multiple times in the head and shoulder Saturday night on the 2600 block of Hobson Street. He was later pronounced dead at HUP at about 11:37 p.m.

A 62-year-old male, Chon Kim of Edison, N.J., was shot in the chest at about 3:26 a.m. Sunday morning at 5400 North 5th street and pronounced dead on the scene.

A taxi cab driver was found dead in his car at about 9:30 Sunday morning. Police are unsure whether we was shot or stabbed.

Philadelphia police are investigating all of the above incidents at this time.

The Bobster
04-21-2008, 11:50 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/Philadelphia.City.In.2.704187.html

Violent Weekend Leaves 7 Dead, 8 Injured

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Philadelphia Police are investigating a rash of violence throughout the city that claimed has lives of six people since Friday.

Authorities said the wave of violence began with the death a 36-year-old male on the 4800 block of Tackawana Street at about 9:34 p.m.

The weekend violence continued with numerous incidents that left five dead and eight wounded. According to police:

Saturday:

- 24-year-old Timothy Haines died after being shot multiple times on the 1100 block of West Tioga Street in North Philadelphia just before 3 a.m. Saturday.

- 20-year-old Terron Epp was shot multiple times near 57th and Haverford Streets just after 6 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

- 19-year-old James Corry died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his head and shoulder on the 2600 block of Hobson Street.

- A 26-year-old is stable after being stabbed in the stomach and shoulder on the 2000 block of Manton Street just after 12:30 a.m.

- A 26-year-old male and 16-year-old female were wounded after a shooting on the 5300 block of Ogontz Avenue just after 1 a.m.

- A 36-year-old male is stable after being stabbed in the face on Granite Street just after 4:30 a.m.

- A 26-year-old is stable after being shot multiple times on the 7000 block of Woodland Avenue

- An 11-year-old is in stable condition and a 20-year-old is critical after a shooting in the 6600 block of 3 p.m.

The Bobster
04-27-2008, 09:23 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/16018014/detail.html?dl=mainclick

3 Separate Shootings Leave 2 Dead, 4 Injured

POSTED: 9:31 am EDT April 27, 2008
UPDATED: 9:40 am EDT April 27, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police said two people died after six people were shot in three separate overnight incidents.

Police said two people were in critical condition and two other people were wounded in a shooting at Second Street and Snyder Avenue in south Philadelphia early Sunday morning.

Police said a suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting.

In a separate shooting, a 20-year-old man was shot in the head at Broad Street and Windrim Avenue in the city's Logan section at about 2 a.m. Police said the man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said another man was shot and killed in West Oak Lane on Sunday morning. The victim was shot several times at 69th Street and Limekiln Pike.

Police said they do not have a motive in the shooting.

Rasp
04-28-2008, 11:26 AM
A deadly day spoils city's quiet weekend (http://****************/inquirer/local/20080428_A_deadly_day_spoils_city_s_quiet_weekend. html)

Five were killed and at least eight hurt in violence yesterday.
The toll includes Phila.'s 100th homicide victim

What began as a quiet weekend took a violent turn yesterday as five people were killed, including the city's 101th homicide victim of the year, and at least eight others were shot in numerous assaults.

Police said a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in the chest and an 18-year-old man was seriously wounded in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday at Amber and Cambria Streets in the city's Frankford section.

The two were taken to Temple University Hospital, where the 15-year-old was later pronounced dead and the 18-year-old was listed in critical condition. Their names were not released last night, pending notification of family.

Homicide detectives said they had not determined the motive for the attack but suspect it was a driveby shooting.

"This weekend was going well until Sunday," said Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman.

By this date last year, the city had recorded 130 homicides.

Earlier yesterday, a 50-year-old man was found shot in the back at 1:30 p.m. in the vestibule of the West Park Apartments in the 300 block of North Busti Street in West Philadelphia, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Three other men were killed before dawn after the city reported no shootings or homicides on Friday and Saturday.

Police yesterday charged Nicole Wilson, 26, with murder after she was found at 4:02 a.m. beating and kicking a prone man at a Sunoco station at 5017 N. Broad St. in Logan. The man in his 60s, who was not identified, died about an hour later at Albert Einstein Medical Center of blunt-force head trauma.

VINELink PA (https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/detailsAction.do?siteId=39000&agency=47&id=10096975&searchType=offender)

Offender ID: 10096975
Offender Name: NICOLEK WILSON
Date of Birth: 02/14/1982
Age: 26
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender: Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center
Race: Black
Gender: Female

Wilson, of the 5400 block of North Warnock Street, has previous convictions in assault and theft cases. Vanore said she was involved in "some kind of argument" with the victim.

Police stumbled upon the beating as the Logan neighborhood was swarming with detectives investigating a double shooting that had occurred about two hours earlier at a tavern about 100 yards away, on the other side of the intersection of Broad Street and Windrim Avenue.

About 1:45 a.m., a gunman opened fire inside Charley B's Bar & Grill, a jazz club at 4948 N. Broad St. in Logan, Homicide Sgt. Charles Coan said.

Marcus Davis, 37, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at Einstein. A 28-year-old man, who stumbled about a block from the bar with a gunshot wound to the back, was taken to Einstein, where he was in stable condition yesterday.

It was unclear what triggered the shooting, which happened while music was playing at the club, Coan said. Yesterday afternoon, detectives were still examining the bar, owned by noted jazz saxophonist Charles Bowen.

No arrests were made, Vanore said, but police were following several leads.

In another killing, police said they found the body of Tyrone Miller, 44, at 2:48 a.m. on the 6800 block of Limekiln Pike in West Oak Lane. He had been shot three times, in the face and chest, police said. There were no witnesses.

At least eight other people were shot early yesterday, including a dramatic South Philadelphia case in which a witness tackled and disarmed a man accused of shooting four patrons near a South Philadelphia bar.

Police charged David DiPrimio, 24, of the 2600 block of South 11th Street, with aggravated assault after they say he shot four men ranging in age from 22 to 25 near Third and Snyder around 2 a.m.

VINELink PA (https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/detailsAction.do?siteId=39000&agency=47&id=10115934&searchType=offender)

Offender ID: 10115934
Offender Name: DAVID DIPRIMO
Date of Birth: 09/27/1983
Age: 24
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender: Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center
Race: Other
Gender: Male

Vanore said the four men had been asked to leave McDaniel's Bar on Second Street near Snyder Avenue after engaging in "an argument over a common female love interest." He said that DiPrimio followed the men down the block before confronting them.

A 25-year-old man who was shot several times in the chest and a 24-year-old man who suffered abdominal wounds were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where they remained in critical condition last night. Two 22-year-olds, who suffered less serious gunshot wounds, were taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment and released.

A witness chased down the gunman and disarmed and subdued him at Fourth Street and Snyder Avenue until police arrived and arrested DiPrimio.

In another incident around closing time, a 24-year-old man was shot nine times in the legs and arms about 1:43 a.m. outside the Last Call Tavern, 7400 Frankford Ave., in Upper Holmesburg. He was taken to Frankford Torresdale Hospital.

At 1:20 p.m. yesterday, detectives arrested Derrick Whitfield, 23, at home in the 4500 block of Aberdale Road and charged him with attempted murder and firearms violations.

VINELink PA (https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/detailsAction.do?siteId=39000&agency=47&id=10074449&searchType=offender)

Offender ID: 10074449
Offender Name: DERRICK WHITFIELD
Date of Birth: 10/31/1984
Age: 23
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender: Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center
Race: Black
Gender: Male

A 16-year-old who shot himself accidentally in the hand at Third and Mentor Streets at 11:23 p.m. Saturday was arrested and charged with firearms violations. A 23-year-old man was shot in the abdomen at Seventh and Allegheny Streets in North Philadelphia shortly before midnight. Two men were taken into custody.

The Bobster
05-06-2008, 10:50 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/newsarchive/16169655/detail.html

Authorities: Three Shot In Hunting Park
Police Chase, Arrest Gunmen

POSTED: 10:52 pm EDT May 5, 2008
UPDATED: 8:20 am EDT May 6, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Police said Monday three people were shot in the Hunting Park section of the city.

Police said they temporarily took several people into custody but releaed them. The shooting took place in the 4400 block of North Lawrence Street, where the gunmen were arrested.

Authorities are still searching for the shooter.

All three victims were listed in stable condition Tuesday. :mad:

The Bobster
05-07-2008, 09:11 AM
Philly's Most Wanted

http://www.nbc10.com/slideshow/news/13497015/detail.html

Where are the White boys?

The Bobster
05-09-2008, 09:59 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/newsarchive/16205411/detail.html

Police: 2 Shot In West Philadelphia

POSTED: 6:25 pm EDT May 8, 2008
UPDATED: 10:17 pm EDT May 8, 2008

Two people were shot in West Philadelphia.

Police said the men were struck at the intersection of 58th Street and Warrington Avenue.

They were later both reported to be hospitalized in stable condition. :mad:

There was no word yet from police on whether they have any suspects or a motive for the shootings.

3 Ks
05-09-2008, 02:41 PM
All three victims were listed in stable condition Tuesday. :mad:

They were later both reported to be hospitalized in stable condition. :mad:

Dammit! I bet these cheap nigs use inferior nig-mart cartridges from China? :mad:
Either that, or they're aiming at their heads. :lol:

Rasp
05-27-2008, 06:34 PM
Welcome to da jungle (http://****************/philly/hp/news_update/20080527_Violence_over_holiday_weekend_leaves_6_de ad.html)

Violence over holiday weekend leaves 6 dead

Crime was rampant over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, particularly in the south and southwest parts of the city, resulting in six homicides over a 29-hour period, police said. There has been an arrest in one case and a warrant is out for a suspect in another case.

FRIDAY

10:31 p.m.: A 22-year-old man was shot multiple times inside his car, a 2002 BMW 745, parked in the middle of 7th Street near Shunk in South Philadelphia, said Sgt. Tim Cooney, with the Homicide Unit. Oahn Na Liu, of West Philadelphia, was pronounced dead by medics at 10:35 p.m.

Liu "may have been in a drug argument," Cooney said, adding that the victim was known to police. No weapon was found. There are no suspects and the investigation is still active.

SATURDAY

1:46 a.m.: A man was shot multiple times in the chest on Wyalusing Avenue near 54th Street in West Philadelphia, police said.

Donnell Murphy, 28, of 55th Street near Westminster Avenue, West Philadelphia, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania by medics where he was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m.

Naeem Davis, 23, of Girard Avenue near 54th Street, West Philadelphia, was charged Sunday in Murphy's slaying.

2:50 a.m.: A man was shot multiple times on 5th Street near Moore in South Philadelphia, police said.

Michael Fernandez, 21, of Morris Street near Front, was taken by police to Thomas Jefferson Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:03 a.m. Police said they know of no motive for the shooting.

4:25 a.m.: A South Philadelphia man was found shot multiple times in the face outside his White Chevy Suburban on 19th Street near Dickinson, Cooney said. The driver's door was open and the car was still running, police said.

Len Coppock, 32, of airhill Street near Wharton, was pronounced dead at 4:34 a.m., police said. No arrests have been made in the case.

SUNDAY

1:26 a.m.: A West Philadelphia teenager was shot multiple times in the head and torso during a robbery on Hobart Street near Haverford Avenue, West Philadelphia, Cooney said.

Damien Palmer, 19, of Haverford Avenue near 58th Street, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania by medics and admitted in critical condition, Cooney said.

Palmer was pronounced dead at 9:56 a.m.

3:28 a.m.: A man was stabbed several times during a domestic dispute inside his house on Ridgewood Street near 54th, Southwest Philadelphia, Cooney said.

The victim, whose name was not released pending family notification, was taken to HUP where he was pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m., police said.

Police have issued a warrant for Samarah Hayward, 36, formerly of the Ridgewood Street address, for the crime.

Published reports said the two had argued over potato chips. :rotfl:

The Bobster
05-28-2008, 07:52 AM
Potato chips? Philly groids are "special" too.

The Bobster
07-09-2008, 09:54 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/philadelphia.shootings.feltonville.2.766675.html

Overnight City Violence Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Philadelphia Police are searching for suspects after a rash of violence throughout the city overnight that left one person dead and six others wounded.

The latest incident occurred on the 4400 block of N. Chadwick Street in the Logan section of the city.

Police said the body of a man, who was shot once in the chest, was found on the front porch of a home just before 7 a.m. It is unclear when the shooting occurred (read more).

The Bobster
07-20-2008, 10:57 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/16935546/detail.html?dl=mainclick

Man Dies After Getting Shot 14 Times In Phila.

POSTED: 11:56 am EDT July 20, 2008
UPDATED: 12:33 pm EDT July 20, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police said a 21-year-old man is dead after being shot 14 times inside a car.

It happened at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the Parkside neighborhood of Philadelphia.

He was pronounced good at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

No arrests were immediately made.

The victim was one of at least 10 people shot overnight in at least seven shootings in Philadelphia.

The Bobster
07-20-2008, 10:59 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/16935482/detail.html

Double Shooting Leaves 2 In Critical Condition

POSTED: 11:19 am EDT July 20, 2008
UPDATED: 11:37 am EDT July 20, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Two men in their 20s were in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after each was shot twice early Sunday.

Police discovered the two men down on the highway at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

A 21-year-old victim had been shot in the neck and shoulder.

A second victim, 24, had been shot in the neck and chest.

No further information was immediately available.

The Bobster
08-10-2008, 10:43 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/news/17149620/detail.html?dl=mainclick

2 Killed In Unrelated Stabbing, Shooting

POSTED: 11:18 am EDT August 10, 2008
UPDATED: 11:34 am EDT August 10, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police said two people were killed in separate violent incidents on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

One person was killed when two people were stabbed in southwest Philadelphia in the 6300 block of Chester Avenue at about 2 a.m.

There was no word on the condition of the second victim.

Police have not made any arrests in the case.

One person was killed in a double shooting outside the Players Club on East Allegheny Avenue in Kensington.

There was no word on what sparked the shooting or if any arrests have been made.

The Bobster
08-10-2008, 10:50 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/Violence.Philadelphia.Streets.2.791961.html

Night Of Violence In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ―

The Philadelphia streets were plagued with violence Saturday night as several accounts of hostility and violent behavior were reported throughout the evening.

Three shootings and a stabbing resulting in three deaths and two people brought to the hospital in critical condition were reported.

A 34-year-old male was reported shot in the head around midnight in the Angora section of Southwest Philadelphia Sunday and brought to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.

A stabbing victim was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital around 12:50 a.m. Slrrest Bell, 41, of the 6000 block of Regent Street in the Kingsessing section of South Philadelphia was reported stabbed at 12:30 a.
m.

Two shooting victims were reported around 1:45 a.m. in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia. Darrien Grant, 18, was shot in the head and chest and pronounced dead on location and and undisclosed 19-year-old Hispanic male was shot in the chin and taken to Temple University Hospital, he is listed in critical condition.

The latest report of violence also remains a mystery. According to police, an unknown 48-year-old black male was found shot in the upper left back and lying in the grass at 900 West Cumberland Street, North Philadelphia. Police say that the man had been dead for a while and was pronounced at 6:30 a.m. at the location.

The Bobster
08-11-2008, 11:13 AM
http://www.nbc10.com/newsarchive/17149620/detail.html

Weekend's 10 Shootings Had 14 Victims, Police Say

POSTED: 11:18 am EDT August 10, 2008
UPDATED: 6:50 pm EDT August 10, 2008

PHILADELPHIA -- Police said four people have been killed since Friday night in a violent weekend in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police said there were 10 shootings in the city with a total of 14 victims.

Police said a 48-year-old man was discovered shot to death in a field at 10th and Cumberland streets on Sunday morning.

One person was killed when two people were stabbed in southwest Philadelphia in the 6300 block of Chester Avenue at about 2 a.m.

There was no word on the condition of the second victim.

Police made an arrest in the case on Sunday afternoon but did not immediately release the person's identity.

Darien Grant, 18,
was killed in a double shooting outside the Players Club on East Allegheny Avenue in Kensington.

The other victim, a 19-year-old man, was in critical condition at Temple University Hospital on Sunday.

There was no word on what sparked the shooting or if any arrests have been made.

The Bobster
11-04-2008, 10:54 AM
http://****************/philly/news/20081103_Murder__mayhem_mark_Halloween_weekend.htm l

Murder, mayhem mark Halloween weekend
By REGINA MEDINA & DAFNEY TALES
Philadelphia Daily News

medinar@**********.com 215-854-5985

Four people were killed, three others were hurt and three others were robbed - including an off-duty cop - during a Halloween weekend marked by gun violence, police said last night.

* An unidentified man was found with a head wound about 9 p.m. at 31st and Oakdale streets, North Philadelphia. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 9:26 p.m.

* An off-duty police officer was robbed at gunpoint at 54th and Berks streets, in Overbrook, last night. A suspect approached the cop's car as he was stopped at a traffic light. The suspect demanded his keys and wallet and told him to leave the vehicle, police said. The carjacker tried to start the ignition, but failed and jumped out of the car and fled. He made away with $50. The police officer was not harmed.

* An unidentified man was found dead in his car with a gunshot wound to his chest about 8:30 last night at Warren and Master streets, in West Philadelphia. A silver Pontiac Grand Prix containing four men and possibly missing a headlight was seen fleeing the scene.

* An unidentified 24-year-old male, shot once in the head, was found dead shortly after 1:30 a.m. yesterday on Reese Street near Diamond, North Philadelphia. The man was pronounced dead there.

* One man was killed and another seriously hurt outside a bar on Washington Avenue near 6th Street, in South Philadelphia, about 1 a.m. Saturday, said police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien. Apparently the two men had argued with a third man, a possible suspect, according to homicide detectives.

Police found Van Tri Chi, of Dedaker Street near Serota Place, in the Northeast, with a stab wound to the stomach. He was pronounced dead at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

* Another male, 31, was found in the lot stabbed twice in the back, police said. He was in stable condition last night at Jefferson. Anyone with information about any of the homicides is asked to call police at 215-686-3334 or -3335.

_ An unidentified 25-year-old man was shot once in the left arm and back about 5 p.m. yesterday at 39th and Wallace streets, in West Philadelphia, police said.

Police took the victim to Presbyterian Medical Center. He was later taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in stable condition. Police reported no motive or suspects.

* A man wearing a Halloween mask shot a 24-year-old woman once in the face about 7:30 p.m. Friday in front of her home on York Road near 26th Street, in North Philadelphia, O'Brien said.

The woman, who was not identified by police, was found unresponsive on the home's front steps, she said. She was in critical condition at Temple University Hospital yesterday.

A 53-year-old man who also lives at the home told police that he had answered the front door and saw a masked man brandishing a silver revolver. The resident said that the gunman announced a robbery but that he pushed him out the door, police said. A few seconds later, the man said, he heard a gunshot outside and saw the victim on the ground, police said.

Anyone with information on this attack is asked to call Central Detectives at 215-686- 3093.

* Three armed men entered Fourth Street Auto Sales, in Feltonville, Friday night, robbing the owner and an employee of cash and personal items, police spokeswoman O'Brien said.

Once they took the loot, the trio restrained the men with duct tape and locked them in one of the dealership's offices. A few minutes later, the men were able to free themselves and called police, a supervisor at East Detectives said. The dealership is on Wyoming Avenue at 4th Street.

The thieves took $2,900 from the owner and a cell phone and a set of car keys from the employee, O'Brien said.

One suspect was described as a black man, 25 years old, 5-feet-11 and 165 pounds with a slim build and short hair, police said. He was wearing a black and gray sweater, black jeans and a black jacket, police said. The second suspect was described as black, 30 years old, 6-feet-2, 260 pounds and wearing a full beard. He was wearing black jeans, black jacket and a black skull cap, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call East Detectives at 215-686-3243.

The Bobster
02-03-2009, 08:40 AM
http://****************/philly/hp/news_update/Wild_day_4_murders_2_kids_struck_by_car_1_standoff .html

Wild day: 4 murders, 2 kids struck by car, 1 standoff
Where to begin? Let's just say if you were a medic or a cop, you kept plenty busy yesterday.

Four niggers were murdered in separate incidents. The bloodshed started at about 4:25 a.m., when a 24-year-old man who was found fatally shot in the face on Bouvier Street near Winghocking in Nicetown. No arrests were made in that case. Later, at about 2 p.m., Kareem Williams, 34, was found shot several times in a parking lot outside a housing development on 4th Street near Christian in Queen Village, police said. Williams died a short while later at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Investigators had no suspects or motives.

The violence kicked up again when a man and woman wer
e both riddled with bullets on Belmar Terrace near 56th Street in Kingsessing at 7:49 p.m., said Homicide Lt. Mel Williams. The woman, whose name was not released, died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 8:19 p.m. Then, at 7:59 p.m., two unidentified men were shot on Kershaw Street near 50th. One man died at HUP at 8:22 p.m, Williams said, while the other was listed in critical condition. No arrests were made in either of the nighttime incidents.

NE hit-and-run injures children. An 80-something female driver struck two children near Algon and Magee avenues in the Northeast at about 7:15 p.m. and were dragged for several blocks, police said. The boy, 10, and the girl, 5, were both take to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition. It was unclear if any charges would be filed against the driver.


SWAT standoff. An armed nigger broke into a Northeast Philly warehouse, shot one employee and tied up three others last night. Detectives said the gun
-toting fiend broke into the Almo Corp. warehouse on Commerce Way near McNulty Road at about 9:20 p.m. One employee was wounded in the foot. The gunman bounded three other employees who eventually managed to free themselves. As of late last night, the gunman was still holed up inside the warehouse, alone, while numerous SWAT cops waited outside.

The Bobster
02-05-2009, 08:00 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/020509_Warehouse_Shooting_Suspect

Police ID Suspook In Warehouse Shooting
$10K Reward Offered In Case

PHILADELPHIA - FBI and police officials said they have identified a suspect captured on surveillance cameras during a robbery and shooting at a Northeast Philadelphia business.

http://media2.myfoxphilly.com//photo/2009/02/03/warehousesuspect_20090203094433926_320_240.JPG

Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate Anthony Berry, 34, who was last known to be living on the 1700 Block of St. Paul Street in the city's Nicetown section.

A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Berry charging him with the armed robbery and shooting that occurred Monday night at the Almo Corp., located at 2709 Commerce Way.

Berry allegedly entered the warehouse building a
t 9:14 p.m., tied up four employees and shot one of them they tried to escape, police said.

Berry is considered armed and dangerous, officials said, and anyone who has information is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000. Tipsters can remain anonymous. A $10,000 reward has been offered in this case.

3 Ks
02-06-2009, 03:47 AM
SWAT standoff. An armed nigger broke into a Northeast Philly warehouse, shot one employee and tied up three others last night. Detectives said the gun-toting fiend broke into the Almo Corp. warehouse on Commerce Way near McNulty Road at about 9:20 p.m. One employee was wounded in the foot. The gunman bounded three other employees who eventually managed to free themselves. As of late last night, the gunman was still holed up inside the warehouse, alone, while numerous SWAT cops waited outside.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/020509_Warehouse_Shooting_Suspect

Police ID Suspook In Warehouse Shooting
$10K Reward Offered In Case

PHILADELPHIA - FBI and police officials said they have identified a suspect captured on surveillance cameras during a robbery and
shooting at a Northeast Philadelphia business.

http://media2.myfoxphilly.com//photo/2009/02/03/warehousesuspect_20090203094433926_320_240.JPG

Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate Anthony Berry, 34, who was last known to be living on the 1700 Block of St. Paul Street in the city's Nicetown section.

A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Berry charging him with the armed robbery and shooting that occurred Monday night at the Almo Corp., located at 2709 Commerce Way.

Berry allegedly entered the warehouse building at 9:14 p.m., tied up four employees and shot one of them they tried to escape, police said.

Berry is considered armed and dangerous, officials said, and anyone who has information is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000. Tipsters can remain anonymous. A $10,000 reward has been offered in this case.
What the hell? How does a standoff end up as a nig-hunt???
Real competent SWAT team there in Philly! :lol:

The Bobster
02-09-2009, 10:23 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/The-Clock-Struck-12-Violence-Rings-Out-in-Philly.html#XO7drAB

The Clock Struck 12: Violence Hit Philly's Streets

Updated 7:45 AM EST, Mon, Feb 9, 2009

In just one hour early Monday morning, a suspect was shot in the arm following a police chase and a woman was shot in the face and killed.

Just after midnight in North Philadelphia, a suspect was wounded and is now in custody after a police chase ended in gunfire.

It happened near North Percy Street.

Officers pulled a man over and spotted a gun in his car, police said.

He took off and they gave chase.

A moment or two later, the suspect crashed into another car, injuring two people.

The officers were forced to shoot the suspect in the arm to subdue him, police said.

Meanwhile, just after 1am, a wo
man was shot in the face and killed in Germantown, authorities said.

This shooting took place near the intersection of West Abbotsford Avenue and McKean Street.

Two men fled on foot.

Police are searching for the suspects.

The Bobster
02-24-2009, 07:59 AM
http://****************/philly/hp/news_update/20090224_Four_men_slain_in_city_overnight.html

Four men slain in city overnight
By Sam Wood

Inquirer Staff Writer

Violence claimed the lives of four men in Philadelphia last night.
In the first case, Dallas Custalow was bludgeoned with a shovel, trash can and chair by a neighbor on the 1300 block of Anchor Street in Frankford about 8:31 p.m., police said.

The neighbor - a 44-year-old man with a history of mental illness - then barricaded himself in his house and kept police at bay for four hours before surrendering early this morning.

The man is being questioned by detectives at Police Headquarters and had not yet been charged.

Gunfire claimed the other lives, including a double homicide in North Philadelphia.

Police found the bullet riddled bodies of
Daheem White, 21, and Hassan Baldwin, 25, about 10:50 p.m. after responding to the intersection of North 10th and Master Streets.

Investigators sought both a motive and suspects in the slayings.

They also were seeking the motive in the slaying of Steven Hackett, 21, who was shot by an unknown gunman shortly before 10 p.m. inside the China King restaurant on the 2900 block of N. 22nd Street, near Cambria.

Hackett, of the 2700 block of Opal Street, was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 10:13 p.m., police said.

A second unidentified man was shot twice in the chest but was able to drive himself to Temple where he was reported in stable condition.

3 Ks
02-24-2009, 09:21 AM
Murder count as of 2-24-09----39

That's not bad, but not as good as previous years. :mad:

Rasp
02-24-2009, 07:26 PM
Murder count as of 2-24-09----39

That's not bad, but not as good as previous years. :mad:

Niggers tend to hibernate during the Winter months, which is why the numbers are so lacklustre; and what do you expect from a bunch of lazy niggers, anyway. Come Spring, I expect this year, and the next four, to be record-breakers. Something like ... "Philly's Homicide Count Hits 1000!"


Philadelphia Police Department (http://www.ppdonline.org/hq_statistics.php)

Murder

2001 .... 309
2002 .... 288
2003 .... 348
2004 .... 330
2005 .... 377
2006 .... 406

Update on Philadelphia’s Murder Rate (http://malcolmxpark.org/?cat=14)

2007 .... 392

Philadelphi
a Homicides Down 15 Percent In 2008 (http://cbs3.com/local/philadelphia.homicide.rate.2.897090.html)

2008 .... 332

The Bobster
03-16-2009, 10:38 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/Philadelphia_Shooting_Three_Dead_Four_Wounded_03_1 5_09

3 People Killed In Overnight Violence
Three People Killed, Four Others Wounded

PHILADELPHIA - Three people were killed, and four others were wounded, overnight Saturday in Philadelphia.

Police say 22-year-old Juan Carroll was shot in the chest in the 100 block of West Susquehanna Avenue. Police are looking for the killer.

An unidentified woman died after being stabbed in the neck and head. She is described as in her 40's. So far, police don't have any suspects. The stabbing occurred in the 2100 block of East Norris Street.

18-year-old Shaka McKenzie died after being shot in the neck. Police say McKenzie managed to walk to Temple University Hospital where he died. Police are also looking for suspects
in that case.

Four other people are recovering at Temple Hospital. Two man are in stable condition, two women are listed in critical after being shot while leaving the "Corner Pocket Bar" in Kensington. Investigators say they are looking for a man and woman who were spotted driving a red pickup truck near the shooting scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Tuffy
03-16-2009, 11:13 AM
Keep it up niggers. We should pay them a reward for every nigger kill.

3 Ks
03-16-2009, 11:17 AM
Murder Statistics
March 16, 2009
As of 11:59 PM Previous Day


2008
56

2009
57

+1.79%

YES!! Up one from last year!!!!!

The Bobster
05-17-2009, 07:54 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Philadelphia_Five_Shootings_05_17_09

Violent Night In Philadelphia, 5 Shot

Five people are recovering from gunshot wounds overnight, after three separate shootings in Philadelphia.

Police say two people were shot in the 100 block of Olney Street. Both victims were shot in the groin. Police report, one person is in critical condition, the second is in stable condition. Both are at Einstein Medical Center. The victims have not been identified. Police say they are both in their 20's.

Police are also investigating a double shooting at Broad and Hunting Park Avenue. Police say the victims suffered minor injuries. Both are at Temple University Hospital.

And an unidentified person is listed in critical condition at Temple after being shot in the chest overnight. It happened at C and Indiana Str
eets.

Police have not made any arrests in any of these shootings. If you have any information, you are encouraged to call police.

The Bobster
06-05-2009, 10:11 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Men_Die_In_Separate_Northeast

2 Men Die In Separate NE Philly Shootings

Police are investigating the overnight shooting deaths of two men in Northeast Philadelphia.

Investigators said a 29-year-old victim was killed in the 1100 block of Passmore Street just before 11 p.m. Thursday. No suspects have been named.

About a half hour later, a 36-year-old man was shot several times in the 1400 block of Fanshawe Street. He died at the hospital.

No arrests have been made in either homicide.

Police said they do not know if the two shootings are related.

The Bobster
07-26-2009, 06:51 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Philadelphia_Shootings_Four_Dead_07_26_09

Deadly Night On Philadelphia Streets

Police report nine shootings overnight. Four people were killed, including one person beaten to death at Citizens Bank Park.

A 63-year old man was killed early Sunday morning after being shot under his arm at 1100 W Huntingdon Street.

There was a double shooting in the 2800 block of Ridge Avenue. Both of the men are recovering at Temple Hospital.

Police are still sorting out the details. But they report shootings at the following locations overnight:

5900 Belmar Terrace, Front and Allegheny, 2600 Oakdale, 1100 W Huntingdon.

The Bobster
07-31-2009, 08:09 AM
http://****************/philly/news/new_jersey/20090731_Police_say_2_men_shot_each_other_in_S__Ph ila_.html

Police say 2 men shot each other in S. Phila.

Two young men apparently shot each other in the neck during an altercation in South Philadelphia last night, police said. The shoot-out occurred around 8:20 p.m. in the 2600 block of Wolf Street, police said.

A 20-year-old man was in critical condition and a 19-year-old in stable condition, both at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, police said. One firearm was recovered at the scene.

The Bobster
08-10-2009, 03:53 PM
http://****************/philly/news/homepage/20090810_3_killed_in_weekend_violence__suspect_sho t_in_pizza-joint_robbery_attempt.html

3 killed in weekend violence; suspect shot in pizza-joint robbery attempt
By STEPHANIE FARR
Philadelphia Daily News

farrs@**********.com 215-854-4225

Three people were slain and three others were wounded in shootings in the city this weekend, including one in which a man who tried to rob a pizza store was critically injured when its owner fought back, police said yesterday.

The attempted robbery occurred at 11:43 p.m. Saturday at Tony's Place, a pizzeria on Frankford Avenue near Cambria Street, in Kensington.

A masked gunman in his mid-20s burst into the restaurant, demanding money, police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien said.

The 43-year-old store owner pushed away the w
ould-be robber's gun, and then a friend of the owner who was inside the shop tried to wrestle the gun away from the man, police said.

During the struggle, the robber fired two shots, but no one was injured, O'Brien said.

The owner, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, then pulled out his own firearm and shot the man in the back and shoulder, police said.

The gunman, who was not identified by police, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical condition and being held as a prisoner.

He was expected to be charged with robbery and related offenses once he regains consciousness, police said.

The owner and his friend were not identified by police but neither is expected to face charges. Calls to the pizzeria were not answered yesterday.

* Last night, a man and woman were hospitalized after being shot about 9:30 p.m. in North Philadelphia, police said.

The shooting occurred at 24th and Berks streets, Central Detectives said. Both vict
ims were taken to Temple University Hospital, where the man was in critical condition with at least one chest wound and the woman was in stable condition, police said.

* About 5 a.m. yesterday, police received a call about a person with a gun at a house on 7th Street near Indiana Avenue in North Philadelphia.

Upon arrival, police found Frederick Johnson, 38, lying face- down with a gunshot wound to the head in the living room of the house. Medics pronounced John-son, of 10th Street near Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia, dead upon arrival.

According to police, a gunman entered the house where Johnson had been and shot him once before fleeing.

* On Saturday, John Hightower, 24, of Griscom Street near Adams Avenue, was walking with three friends about 11 p.m. on Redfield Street near Master in West Philadelphia when he and his group were approached by two men, one of whom was carrying a sawed-off shotgun, police said.

The two men demand
ed money from Hightower and his friends and came away with $85, a sow phone and a pack of cigarettes, police said.

The man with the shotgun fired once at Hightower's face, but left his friends alone, police said. Hightower was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:10 p.m., police said.

* About 11:35 p.m. Friday, police responding to reports of a person with a gun inside Cousin Danny's Exotic Dance Haven, on 52nd Street near Spruce, found a man with three gunshot wounds in his back. Orlando Morrison, 27, of Webster Street near 58th in West Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m. the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, police said.

The Bobster
08-11-2009, 06:53 AM
http://****************/philly/news/breaking/20090811_1_killed__1_wounded_in_separate_shootings .html

1 killed, 1 wounded in separate shootings
By Naomi Nix
Inquirer Staff Writer

Philadelphia Police are investigating two separate shootings that left one nigger dead and another wounded last night.

In the first incident, Darryl Haynes, 26, was shot several times on the 200 block of South 7th Street in South Philadelphia at 6:12 p.m., police said.

Paramedics took him to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he died at 7:24 p.m., police said

Haynes lived about a mile away on the 600 block of Mountain Street. Detectives are are seeking a motive.

At 10:42 p.m., police responded to the 4600 block of Palethorp in Feltonville and found a 39-year-old man who had been shot once in the head and once in the sho
ulder.

He was transported to the Albert Einstein Medical Center, where was reported in critical condition this morning.

Police have not disclosed a possible motive.

The Bobster
08-11-2009, 07:19 AM
http://****************/philly/news/homepage/20090811_Slain_young_dad_was__full_of_life_.html

Slain young dad was 'full of life'
By MORGAN ZALOT
Philadelphia Daily News

zalotm@**********.com 215-854-5218

BY ALL ACCOUNTS, John Hightower was outgoing, fun and generous, a man with a good head on his shoulders and an even better sense of humor.

And though the 24-year-old struggled recently in his efforts to care for his ailing mother and his daughter, Hightower had big dreams, writing raps about making it out of poverty someday. :rolleyes:

"He always said, 'I'm gonna be big and I'm gonna buy you all cribs,' " recalled his best friend, Mike Bules, 24. "He never sold drugs, never stood out here on the corner. He was so full of life."

Hightower's life came to a violent end Sa
turday night, when a man shot him in the face with a sawed-off shotgun during a robbery on the West Philadelphia block where Hightower grew up.

About 11 p.m., the gunman and an accomplice headed up Redfield Street toward Master, where Hightower sat with four friends and a 9-year-old boy, talking and relaxing as a block party came to an end.

The gunman came upon the group and pointed the shotgun at them, demanding that they empty their pockets, recalled Rosa Vasquez, 28, who was sitting with Hightower at the time.

But the $15 Hightower handed over, plus a pack of Newports and a cell phone from others, weren't enough. The gunman pointed the shotgun at Hightower's head and fired, killing him instantly, police said.

"The whole time, John had his hands up," Vasquez said. "And the guy pointed the gun point-blank and pulled the trigger."

Renedya Stokes, 25, who was also with Hightower at the time of the shooting, recalled hearing the accomplice yell, "He's reaching," but said th
at Hightower's hands were above his head and his pockets were turned inside out.

"But the [gunman] had already checked John's pockets," Stokes said.

Upon hearing the shot, Dell Smith, 30, a friend whom Hightower had visited 10 minutes before the shooting, ran to his front door, thinking kids were setting off firecrackers.

"Next thing you know, I get to the door and he's on the ground," Smith said. "I came down and stood over top of him. That was my boy, that was my man."

Hightower was never involved with drugs or fighting, friends and family said.

They described the young father as a laid-back man who just wanted to joke around, make honest money and help anyone in need.

And though friends and relatives agreed that Hightower had fallen on hard times - he was between jobs, trying to take care of his ailing mother in a nursing home and his daughter - all agreed that Hightower had never turned to the streets to make money.

"He didn't have no money," said Smith
, shaking his head at reports that $85 had been stolen from his friend in the incident. "If I had a daughter, I'd be out dealing. But not him."

Steve Smith grew up with Hightower, who lived with him and his wife in Frankford near Fillmore and Tackawanna streets, and recalled rapping with him.

"He had a good sense of humor; he was an impeccable lyricist," Smith said. "We had memorable times on an everyday basis."

"Everybody [who] came across him fell in love with him," High-tower's older sister, Ebony High-tower, said through sobs. "I can't believe someone would just go and take his life like that. He was just sitting there minding his business. That's not fair. They took him away from me."

Homicide detectives said they did not have a complete description of the killers, and witnesses said they didn't know the men.

Yesterday afternoon, a memorial of candles, flowers, signs and stuffed animals were left over from a vigil for Hightower Sunday night. Neighborhood friends fr
om nearby blocks stopped to pay their respects - one man who declined to give his name poured PatrÃn tequila onto the ground by the memorial.

"He was outgoing, fun and laid- back," the man said, shaking his head in disbelief. "It's crazy. Let him drink."

Staci Ross, 25, of Logan, is the mother of Hightower's year-old daughter, Tristyn, and dated him for nine months from November 2007 to late last summer.

"He loved to make people laugh. He was genuine about what he said and what he did for people," recalled Ross, who met Hightower when the couple worked at an Arby's in King of Prussia.

Ross said that Hightower had a tough time after his stepfather's death in 2007 and after losing his job at Arby's when the restaurant closed, but the experiences made him stronger.

"[It] made him more willing to do what was necessary to survive," she said, adding that the pair's shared love of music was what brought them close.

"That was his dream, to be able to become a star and
make it big and be able to provide for his family," she said.

Ross said Hightower was an attentive father who did what he could to provide for her and Tristyn.

"The love was still there," she said of their relationship. "I don't wanna believe that he won't be here to share any more firsts with Tristyn."

"That's the hardest thing, that he won't be able to share those moments with us."

Rasp
08-11-2009, 02:56 PM
Philadelphia Interactive Homicide Map (http://****************/inquirer/multimedia/15818502.html)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_i-Ps4c3mQ9w/SWVPK9UMo1I/AAAAAAAAAeY/MUHc_FmPYnI/s1600/PhillyHomicideMap.jpg

Use the menus below to sort victims by category. Roll over map icons for detailed victim information. Click the tabs along the top of the map to view by year. Data provided by the Philadelphia Police Department. Information current as of Dec. 31, 2008.

A fun little feature on the Philadelphia Inquirer site. :)

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Year / # of homicides:

1988 / 384
1989 / 482
1990 / 497
1991 / 447
1992 / 423
1993 / 437
1994 / 400
1995 / 433
1996 / 412
1997 / 409
1998 / 340
1999 / 296
2000 / 319
2001 / 309
2002 / 288
2003 / 350
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004 / 330
2005 / 375
2006 / 406
2007 / 392
2008 / 333

The Bobster
08-20-2009, 06:14 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/shooting.west.philadelphia.2.1136517.html

2 Critical After Overnight Violence In West Phila.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Two young males are in critical condition after separate shootings in West Philadelphia overnight.

Police said a 17-year-old was shot in the back near 52nd and Thompson Streets at about midnight. He was rushed to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in critical condition.

Around the same time, a 23-year-old male was shot during a home invasion in the Wynnefield Heights section of the city.

Police believe said the victim was shot multiple times in a home near Lankenau Avenue and Daphne Road. He was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.

No arrests have been made in either incident.

The Bobster
08-20-2009, 06:16 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/shooting.tacony.philadelphia.2.1136546.html

Teenage Girl Critical After Tacony Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― One suspect is in custody after a shooting that left a teenage girl in Northeast Philadelphia late Wednesday night.

Police were called to the 4200 block of Stirling Street in the Tacony section of the city after reports of a shooting at about 10:15 p.m.

The victim, a 17-year-old female, had been involved in an argument with the 21-year-old suspect over a recent breakup, according to police.

When the victim entered a nearby home, the suspect returned with a shotgun.

"(The suspect) shot through the door, through the storm door, striking her in her abdomen," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The suspect fled the scene, but was later apprehended. The teenage victim
was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Bobster
08-20-2009, 06:17 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/triple.stabbing.deadly.2.1136498.html

Triple Stabbing Leaves 1 Dead In West Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― A long-standing argument is believed to have led to a deadly triple stabbing in West Philadelphia overnight.

Police were called to the 6100 block of Ludlow Street after reports of a stabbing inside a boarding house at about 12:15 a.m.

A male in his 40s was rushed from the scene in extremely critical condition and later died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Police said a second male and another victim were also taken to an area hospital with stab wounds. Their conditions are unknown.

Officers apprehended the unidentified suspect and took him to be treated for stab wounds.

The Bobster
08-26-2009, 07:35 AM
http://****************/philly/news/breaking/20090826_Police_find_man_slain__teen_shot_minutes_ apart_in_N__Phila_.html

Police find man slain, teen shot minutes apart in N. Phila.
By Peter Mucha
Inquirer Staff Writer

A man was killed and a teen was wounded in shootings a half-mile apart this morning, police said.

The calls for both shootings came in one minute apart.

The first call at 5:47 a.m., led police to Third Street and Roosevelt Boulevard in Feltonville, where they found an 18-year-old with gunshot wounds to his left arm and buttocks. He was taken to Einstein Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition.

At 5:48 a.m., police were called to the 200 block of Rubicam Street, less than a half-mile north in Olney.

There they found a man, 40, shot twice in the torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was
being withheld this morning pending notification of his family.

It is not clear if the shootings were related.

Woman's death ruled homicide. An Overbrook woman whose body was found Monday morning was slain, police said this morning.

Wanda Hartzog, 47, was found shortly before 9 a.m. in her home in the 5200 block of West Jefferson Street. She had been stabbed in the neck.

A suspect is likely to be arrested soon, police said.

Police identify teen killed in Kensington. On Monday, shortly after 11 p.m., an 18-year-old man who had been shot in the back, was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital. He was Juan Ortiz of the 3400 block of G Street, where another 18-year-old was found shot in the back that night. The second victim was also taken to Temple, where he was in stable condition. His name was not released.

The Bobster
09-15-2009, 06:17 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/shooting.violence.philadelphia.2.1184392.html

Overnight Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 5 Wounded

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Philadelphia Police are investigating a rash of overnight violence that left one person dead and five others wounded overnight.

Police said a 25-year-old male was shot multiple times on the 1600 block of West Bristol Street in Nicetown Tioga just after 12:30 a.m. The unidentified victim was rushed to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m.

One suspect was apprehended on the 4300 block of N. 15th Street while a second remains on the loose.

Several hours earlier on the 2200 block of Bonaffon Street in Southwest Philadelphia, gunfire left three young victims wounded.

Police said a 14-year-old male was struck in the chest and a 19-year-old female was hit
in the thigh during the shooting at about 10:30 p.m. A third victim suffered a graze wound.

The two teens were rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The young male is said to be in critical condition while the female's condition is unknown.

The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a white Lincoln.

While police were at the scene of the triple shooting, a 20-year-old male was shot in the ear near 67th and Woodland. The suspects reportedly fired from a passing vehicle.

It is unclear if the incidents were related. No arrests have been made in either incident.

The Bobster
10-15-2009, 06:55 AM
http://****************/philly/news/breaking/20091015_Police_name_2_homicide_victims.html

Police name 2 homicide victims
By Peter Mucha
Inquirer Staff Writer

Police have released the names of two men shot to death in recent days.

Shortly after 8 last night, Nathaniel Lopez, 39, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest outside his home in the 100 block of West Fisher Steet in Olney.

He was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center at 8:28 p.m.

Two unknown males who fled in a dark vehicle may been involved.

Early Tuesday morning, a man died from a shooting in the 5600 block of Arch Street in West Philadelphia.

He was Syed Blackwell, 29, who lived on North Frazier near Market Street, just a couple of blocks from the where he was found at 1:41 a.m.

A single gunshot wound to the buttocks proved fatal. He was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 2:20 a.m.

As of midnight, the city's homicide total for the year was 240, down from 258 a year ago and 320 in 2007.

The Bobster
10-26-2009, 06:56 AM
http://****************/philly/news/homepage/20091026_2_men_slain_in_NE__W__Phila_.html

2 men slain in NE, W. Phila.
By REGINA MEDINA
Philadelphia Daily News

medinar@**********.com 215-854-5985

Two men were found slain over the weekend and authorities reported two police weapon-discharge incidents, leaving one suspect with a graze wound, police said.

Police received a call about 4 a.m. Saturday of a man lying in the street on Bleigh Avenue near Glendale, in the Northeast section of the city. The man, Jeffrey Jackson, 43, of Yeadon, had blunt force trauma to the head and was pronounced good at the scene, said Homicide Sgt. Frank Hayes.

About 2 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Reno Street near 40th because of reports of a body lying in a rear driveway. A man was found with gunshot wounds and pronounced dead on the scene, police said. Investigators believe that the victim had been killed days earlier. The identity of the man, 30, of West Philadelphia, is being withheld pending family notification, police said.

In the first weapon discharge incident, a man approached a police strike-force unit in North Philadelphia about 11 p.m. and told them he had been robbed, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore. The victim described his assailant and said that the man had walked toward 30th and Oakdale streets. Two officers later saw the suspect, identified as Sharif Brown, 22, of Dauphin Street near 30th, firing his weapon at another victim, Vanore said. That shot missed the victim.

Brown entered a nearby alleyway and when the officers approached him, he pointed his gun at police, Vanore said. One officer fired his weapon but missed the suspect, Vanore said. Brown was taken into custody soon after.

In the other case of police discharge, an officer accidentally discharged his weapon yesterday as he was taking a suspect into custody, Vanore said.

The officer saw Tayron Davis, 28, firing a gun at another man, exited his vehicle and drew his weapon, Vanore said. He ordered Davis to drop his gun, which the suspect did. The officer's gun accidentally discharged and the bullet ricocheted, grazing the suspect in the chest, Vanore said. Davis was taken to Temple University Hospital and treated.

The Bobster
11-16-2009, 06:32 AM
http://****************/philly/news/breaking/20091116_Woman_questioned_about_fatal_stabbing.htm l

Woman questioned about fatal stabbing
By Peter Mucha
Inquirer Staff Writer

In two homicide cases from yesterday, police are questioning a woman about a South Philadelphia stabbing and the name of a shooting victim has been released.

Rory Wallace, 50, was found early yesterday afternoon with a stab wound to his chest in his home in the 2300 block of Reed Street.

He was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m.

An arrest was reported yesterday afternoon, but as of 8 this morning, no charges had been filed, police said.

A woman was being questioned, police said.

The shooting happened about 1:43 a.m. yesterday in the 7900 block of Craig Street in the city's Holmesburg section.

The victim, Kenneth Huckstep, 22, lived less than three blocks away, in the 3300 block of Decatur Street.

Shot multiple times, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:55 p.m.

The Bobster
12-26-2009, 07:57 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Overnight_Violence_Philadelphia_12_26_09

Overnight Violence Injures 3 People

Three people are hospitalized after a shooting and stabbing overnight in Philadelphia.

Two people are recovering at Temple University Hospital after a man and women stabbed each other. The altercation occurred at 1446 Hollywood Street. Police are investigating what prompted the violence.

A man is recovering at Einstein Medical Center from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was shot three times in the arm, and once in the chest. He is listed in critical condition.

Police are looking for six African American males last seen driving in an older model Ford Expedition with tinted windows.

The Bobster
01-02-2010, 09:09 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Philadelphia_New_Year_Homicide_01_02_09

City Marks 1st Homicide Of The New Year
Philadelphia has already marked its first homicide of 2010.

Police say an African American man in his 30's was shot four times near 64th and Garman Friday night. The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for the shooter.

Earl Turner
01-02-2010, 12:02 PM
Gee, what would Philadelphia's homicide count be at the end of this new year if every Africoon-American suddenly disappeared from that town tonight?

(I'm guessing no more than a dozen or so.)

The Bobster
01-13-2010, 06:52 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Shootings_Frankford_East_Pacific_Avenue_01_13_10

Violent Night In Philadelphia

It was an especially violent night on the streets of Philadelphia with three people shot.

Police tell Fox 29 one person has died as a result of their wounds after being shot multiple (8) times. That shooting occurred in the 2900 block of Frankford Avenue.

There was a double shooting in the 2800 block of East Pacific Avenue. One of the victims is out of surgery and is listed in critical condition. The condition of the second victim has not been released.

Police do not have a motive (other than TNB) for any of these shootings. If you know anything about the incidents you are encouraged to call Philadelphia police.

The Bobster
01-25-2010, 06:44 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Philadelphia_Shootings_Stabbing_01_24_10

Violent Night In Philadelphia
2 Killed, One Person Shot, Another Stabbed

Philadelphia police are busy Sunday piecing together two murders, a shooting, and a fatal stabbing.

A 28 year old man was found stabbed to death in the 5500 blk of Beaumont Street. He was discovered in a vacant lot with gunshots in the head and right arm.

In the 1800 block of Taney Street, police arrived on the scene and found an 18-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead.

Police are also looking for the killer of a 52 year old man. He was found stabbed to death in the 2800 block of Bambrey Street. Police say the victim was stabbed twice in the chest. Police do know who they are looking for in this case.

And a man is in critical condition at Jefferson University Hospital after being shot three times in the back. The 19 year old was shot in the 1400 blk of Ellsworth Street.

Rasp
02-08-2010, 11:14 AM
Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Per Capita Rate of Black Homicide (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pennsylvania-leads-nation-in-per-capita-rate-of-black-homicide-victimization-82709562.html)

State's Black Homicide Victimization Rate of 36.36 Per 100,000 is Nearly Seven Times National Overall Homicide Rate of 5.30 per 100,000

WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania leads the nation in the rate of black homicide victimization according to a new analysis of unpublished Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data released today by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The annual study, "Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2007 Homicide Data," (http://www.vpc.org/studies/blackhomicide10.pdf) uses 2007 data -- the most recent data available from the FBI -- and ranks the 50 states according to their black homicide victimization rates. The study found overwhelmingly that firearms, usually handguns, were the weapon of choice in the homicides. This is the fourth year that the VPC has issued the report and the third time in four years that Pennsylvania has topped the ranking.

The top five states with each state's corresponding black homicide victimization rate are: 1) Pennsylvania, 36.36 per 100,000; 2) Missouri, 34.82 per 100,000; 3) Indiana, 30.89 per 100,000; 4 (tie) Nevada, 29.83 per 100,000; and, 4 (tie) Wisconsin, 29.83 per 100,000.

For PENNSYLVANIA, the study found that in 2007:

There were 485 black homicide victims, resulting in a homicide rate of 36.36 per 100,000. Of these, 440 were male and 45 were female.

For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 86 percent of black victims (402 out of 467) were killed with guns. Of these, 87 percent (349 victims) were known to be killed with handguns. There were 39 victims killed with firearms where the type of gun was not stated. There were 38 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 12 victims killed by bodily force, and 7 victims killed by a blunt object.

For homicides involving black victims for which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 79 percent of black victims (166 out of 210) were murdered by someone they knew. Forty-four victims were killed by strangers.

For homicides involving black victims for which the circumstances could be identified, 51 percent (171 out of 333) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 85 percent (145 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.


For the entire UNITED STATES, the study found that in 2007:

There were 7,387 black homicide victims in the United States. Of these, 6,345 (86 percent) were male, and 1,042 (14 percent) were female.

The homicide rate for black victims in the United States was 20.86 per 100,000. In comparison, the overall national homicide rate was 5.30 per 100,000 and the national homicide rate for whites was 3.11 per 100,000.

For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 82 percent of black victims (5,743 out of 7,011) were killed with guns. Of these, 73 percent (4,204 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 701 victims killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 247 victims killed by bodily force, and 200 victims killed by a blunt object.

For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 72 percent of black victims (2,474 out of 3,431) were murdered by someone they knew. Nine hundred fifty-seven victims were killed by strangers.

For homicides involving black victims for which the circumstances could be identified, 69 percent (3,023 out of 4,362) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 55 percent (1,669 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender. Ten percent (294 homicides) were reported to be gang-related. Forty-four percent of gang-related homicides (128 homicides) were in California, which may be in part due to more comprehensive reporting. In California, 44 percent of non-felony related homicides were reported to be gang-related.

Tricknologist
02-08-2010, 01:04 PM
Pennsylvania leads the nation in the rate of black homicide victimization

I guess even a nigger can do something right once in a while. :cool:

EDIT: Rasp, I went to the report link and read the whole thing. Also put it on VNN, if you don't mind since Linder likes to see data like that. Anyway, I was thinking about this report. They don't mention much about the fact that these niggers are killed by other niggers. In other words, the whole thing is like a cat chasing its tail.

Rasp
02-08-2010, 10:24 PM
I guess even a nigger can do something right once in a while. :cool:

EDIT: Rasp, I went to the report link and read the whole thing. Also put it on VNN, if you don't mind since Linder likes to see data like that. Anyway, I was thinking about this report. They don't mention much about the fact that these niggers are killed by other niggers. In other words, the whole thing is like a cat chasing its tail.

I first read this happy news from this Las Vegas story (http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11942577) which Nigtarded posted earlier. I simply searched further to see which state had the largest number of good niggers that year.

In that Las Vegas story, the local nigger preacher was whining about how the nigs need more money--what else is new. There was a quote in there which hinted at what caused these niggers to become good:

Pastor Harden says his community is hit twice by these murders because in many cases the suspects are also black.

The Bobster
03-02-2010, 06:52 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/030210_Teen_Fatally_Shot_In_South_Philadelphia

19-Year-Old Shot Dead In South Philly
Police Also Investigating 2nd Teen's Shooting

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police are trying to piece together a homicide in South Philadelphia.

Police said a 19-year-old was shot in the 1800 block of South 23rd Street late Monday night. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he died.

Investigators also tell Fox 29 a 17-year-old was shot Monday night and brought to the hospital by his dad.

They're working to figure out if the two cases are related.

The Bobster
03-17-2010, 06:52 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/shooting.philadelphia.homicide.2.1568284.html

4 Killed In Overnight City Violence

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Philadelphia Police are investigating a pair of separate shootings that claimed the lives of four people overnight.

Officers were called to the 8500 block of Fayette Street in Cedarbrook after reports of a double shooting just before 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

A 30-year-old male was rushed from the scene to Einstein Hospital with gunshot wounds to his face and chest. He later succumbed to his injuries.

A second victim, who had been shot in the chest, was taken by private vehicle to Chestnut Hill Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are searching for five suspects who fled the scene in a blue pickup truck.

Hours later at about 1:45 a.m., police were called to a shooting scene near the Cobbs Creek Parkway and Walnut Street.

One male victim was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at about 2:45 a.m.

A second male was taken to Mercy Hospital with gunshot wounds to his chest and arm. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Two male suspects were spotted fleeing the scene following the violent incident.

No arrests have been made in either incident. If you have any information, please contact Philadelphia police.

The Bobster
04-02-2010, 06:24 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/triple.shooting.philadelphia.2.1607358.html

Triple Shooting In Strawberry Mansion

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Three people are in critical condition after a shooting in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.

Police were called to 28th and Huntingdon Streets after reports of gunfire at about 11:40 p.m.

Two men and a woman were rushed from the scene to Temple University Hospital, where they remain in critical condition.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots erupt from an unknown location. Investigators recovered at least 11 bullet casings at the scene.

No arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation.

The Bobster
04-11-2010, 09:23 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/Gemrantown.Teenager.Struck.2.1624738.html

Teenager Injured In Germantown Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Philadelphia Police are looking for suspects after a teenage girl was shot in the Germantown (Coontown) section of the city.

Just after 6:15 p.m. police responded to reports of a shooting on the 2000 block of Conlyn Street to find a 13-year-old girl who had been wounded.

The victim was taken to Germantown Hospital where she was listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say they do not believe the victim was the intended target of the shooting and are searching for a dark colored car, possibly a Chevy Impala with tinted windows that may be connected to the shooting.

The Bobster
04-11-2010, 09:25 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/Landlord.Arrested.Shooting.2.1624319.html

Landlord Arrested For Shooting Tenant In S. Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Police have arrested the landlord of a residence in South Philadelphia after the man shot one of his tenants.

According to police, the 47-year-old victim was shot multiple times, including the head and chest, while in his home on the 2200 block of Snyder Avenue.

The victim was taken to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released, nor has the identity of the landlord, 46, who was located on the 1700 block of Taylor Streets where he was arrested.

The Bobster
04-15-2010, 07:35 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/police.arrest.guns.2.1634296.html

Armed Suspects Arrested In North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Two suspects are in custody after a police involved shooting in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning.

Plain clothes officers responded to reports of two armed men near 2nd and Somerset Streets at about 2 a.m.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they spotted one suspect armed with a handgun and the other with a rifle. Police said the officers identified themselves and ordered the suspects to surrender their weapons.

The suspect carrying a rifle refused to comply, forcing an officer to discharge his weapon. Neither suspect was injured during the incident. Both remain in police custody.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Bobster
04-21-2010, 08:14 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/South.Philadelphia.Snyder.2.1646046.html

Teen Shot In South Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― A teen was rushed to the hospital after being shot in South Philadelphia Tuesday evening.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. near the intersection of 27th Street and Snyder Avenue.

According to police, a 16-year-old was shot twice in the arm. The male was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is listed in stable condition.

Police are currently searching for at least one suspect. A motive for the shooting was not immediately known.

Authorities said the area around Snyder Avenue has seen a number of shootings in recent weeks. On Monday, two women were shot in front of a store near 19th Street. One of the victims was with two young children at the time of the incident.

No arrests have been made in either shooting. If you have any information, please contact Philadelphia Police.

The Bobster
04-23-2010, 07:52 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/grays.ferry.point.2.1651795.html

Grays Ferry, Point Breeze Shootings Investigated

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Philadelphia police are investigating two separate overnight shootings that they believe could be related.

The first shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. inside a bar at 29th and Reed Streets in the city's Grays Ferry section. A male was shot in the head and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition. Police are searching for two black male suspects in their mid 20s.

The second shooting happened about 10 minutes later at 21st and Titan Streets in Point Breeze and left two men wounded. One male was shot in the arm and treated at Methodist Hospital. The other victim was shot in the leg and head and was taken to Jefferson University Hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately available.

No arrests have been made and the cause of both shootings is under investigation.

The Bobster
05-03-2010, 05:33 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/baby.shooting.philadelphia.2.1669409.html

Overnight Violence Leaves 2 Dead, Baby Wounded

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Philadelphia Police are investigating a rash of violence over the weekend that left two people dead and numerous others injured, including a six-month-old baby.

The violent night began with a shootout in North Philadelphia that left a six-month-old female critically injured. Police said two suspooks opened fire on each other on the 500 block of W. Diamond Street just after 10:30 p.m.

Police said the turdlet was caught in the crossfire. She was rushed to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in critical, but stable condition with a gunshot to her right side. On Sunday, Philadelphia Police told Eyewitness News that a suspect in connection with this shooting was in custody.

Just over two hours later near 20th and Jefferson Streets, police said a 28-year-old male suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead just after 1:15 a.m.

Another man was killed and a female injured during a shooting on the 4900 block of Penn Street just after 2 a.m. The 29-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene while the 23-year-old female was taken to Aria-Torresdale Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. She is reportedly in stable condition.

Officers rushed to the 2800 block of N. 9th Street after reports of two teens shot just after 2:30 a.m. Police said a 13-year-old male was shot in the shoulder and upper back while a 12-year-old female was shot twice in the abdomen.

Both teens were rushed to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

The Bobster
06-04-2010, 06:57 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/man-fatally-shot-twice-in-head

Man Fatally Shot Twice In Head

HILADELPHIA - Police are searching for suspects in connection with a deadly overnight shooting in East Mount Airy.

It happened just after midnight in the 400 block of East Upsal Street.

Police said a man in his 30s was shot twice in the head. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

So far, investigators said they have little to go on with no motive or suspects. Neighbors claim they didn't see anything.

Just a short time later at Seventh Street and Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia, a 27-year-old man was shot twice. He was hit in the groin and the hip, police said.

Crews took him to the hospital, and he's expected to be OK. There was no word on any arrests in this case.

INOWKNOW
06-04-2010, 09:22 PM
Tell them dumb niggers in philly they,re not trying hard enough.
Detroit is beating them.

Tricknologist
06-05-2010, 08:30 PM
Bobster, do you know what the body count is now? Just curious.

The Bobster
06-07-2010, 06:21 AM
I haven't seen it mentioned recently, but I think it's ahead of last year's.

The Bobster
06-13-2010, 07:38 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/1-Dead-1-Injured-in-Germantown-Double-Shooting-96229059.html

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Germantown Double Shooting
No arrests have been made
Updated 10:30 PM EDT, Sat, Jun 12, 2010

Philadelphia Police are investigating a double shooting in Germantown (Coontown) that left one man dead and another person critically injured.

It happened inside of a home on the 500 block of Ashmead Street around 7 p.m.

Police say a 28-year-old man died from his injuries. A 45-year-old man is in critical condition at Einstien Hospital.

Police are still in investigating.

No arrests have been made.

Tricknologist
06-19-2010, 05:58 PM
Not Philly, I guess, but close.

Pa. City Calls Emergency After Week's 4th Murder
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) ― A suburban Philadelphia city has declared a state of emergency following the fourth killing in eight days, including the death of a 2-year-old boy a week ago.

Chester Mayor Wendell Butler Jr. on Saturday proclaimed a state of emergency beginning Saturday night and running through Thursday morning, and he says he will ask the City Council to extend it for a month. During that time, no one is allowed on the street from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. each day, and no assembly of three or more people is allowed without a permit.

Butler said police officers would be working 12-hour shifts or more, state and county authorities had promised more resources and a federal task force would be operating in the city.

The most recent shooting death happened Friday night, and another man was killed Tuesday night.http://kdka.com/wireapnewsfnpa/Suburban.Philly.city.2.1761608.html

The Bobster
06-24-2010, 06:19 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Three_Philadelphia_Homicides_062410

3 Fatally Shot Overnight In Philly

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police said they are investigating three overnight homicides.

They said someone was shot and killed just after midnight Thursday in the 2100 block of Estaugh Street in the city's Hunting Park section.

About one hour later, two men were shot in the 2200 block of North Howard Street in Kensington. One of them died a short time later. The second man was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Detectives said they have no suspects or motive in this shooting.

X-Negrologist
06-24-2010, 06:31 AM
This country is just too infested with niggers. They're everywhere.

What should we expect but savage chaos, violence, warfare, and endemic poverty?

$&*#$*#@!!!

Tricknologist
07-03-2010, 10:05 AM
The 4th weekend should be pretty busy with TNB. What a shame it is so niggerfuxated in the the city where the first Continental Congress was.:mad:

Tricknologist
07-05-2010, 06:41 AM
http://llnw.image.cbslocal.com/26/2010/07/04/175x131/Josey.JPG
Victim

An off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer is recovering after being stabbed following an altercation inside of a bar in West Philadelphia.

Investigators say that shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Highway Patrol Lieutenant Jonathan Josey and another officer attempted to resolve an altercation between two females inside of 'Scooters' located at 38th and Powelton.

Having believed the issue was resolved, the two officers walked away to exit the bar at which point one of the women ran behind Lt. Josey and stabbed him in the lower back.

Josey was rushed to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania for treatment of a serious stab wound; he is listed in stable condition.

Both women, Merkea Golthin and Aiesha Palmer, were arrested. Golthin has been charged with Attempted Murder and Palmer is charged with Conspiracy after she attempted to hide the weapon used in the attack.

This incident comes as month of July has begun with a spurt of violence in Philadelphia, with seven people killed and at least four others injured.

Police say 19-year-old Riquan Westbrook was shot and killed early Saturday while riding a bicycle in South Philadelphia. A 26-year-old man died after he was shot in Olney at about 9 p.m. Friday. Earlier, a 35-year-old man died after being involved in a fistfight in North Philadelphia.

Shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, 28-year-old Kevin Longeran was shot in his Port Richmond home and later died. An hour earlier, a 28-year-old man was shot in North Philadelphia and died at the scene.

Late Thursday, a triple shooting in an Olney bar killed 45-year-old Leslie Delzingaro, of Dresher, Montgomery County, and wounded two others. That afternoon, in the first of the apparently unrelated murders, 21-year-old Derrick Holley was shot and killed in Logan.http://cbs3.com/local/Off.Duty.Officer.2.1787793.html

The Bobster
07-11-2010, 04:36 PM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Teenagers_Shot_Philadelphia_07_11_10

2 Teenagers Shot Overnight, One Dead

Two teenagers were shot overnight, a sixteen year old was killed.

Police tell Fox 29 an unidentified sixteen year old boy was shot in the head around 1:30am Sunday in the 1400 block of South Marston Street. He was taken to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he was pronounced dead. It's not clear what prompted the shooting.

A thirteen year old is in stable condition at CHOP after getting shot in the buttocks. The shooting occurred after midnight in the 1100 block of South 3rd Street.

No arrests have been made in either shooting. Police are investigating.

The Bobster
08-09-2010, 05:41 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/Gun.Violence.Philadelphia.2.1849395.html

2 Children Hurt In Overnight Philly Violence

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Police in Philadelphia are investigating three separate shootings in which eight people were hurt Saturday evening, including two young children.

The first incident was reported just before midnight on the 300 block of Washington Avenue where a shooting during a birthday party injured three people including a 3-year-old and a pregnant woman.

3-year-old Shawn Hargrove was struck in the ankle, Jermaine Walker, 30-years-old and pregnant, was shot in the shoulder and an unidentified 34-year-old male was struck in the stomach.

All three victims were treated and released from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in stable condition.

Just two hours later a shooting was reported on the 200 bock of West Lehigh Avenue in Kensington.

Responding Police Officers discovered a gold Chevy Tahoe with heavy gunshot damage containing five males, three of whom had suffered gunshot wounds.

All three victims, who are in their twenties, were taken to local hospitals for treatment, one victim was pronounced dead just after 2 p.m.

According to police, a preliminary investigation revealed that two vehicle were stopped at a light when an chimpout erupted followed by gunfire.

The third shooting incident was reported in the 400 block of West Cayuga Street in the Hunting Park section of the city.

Police say a vehicle containing five Hispanic males approached a home and exchanged words with a group of people sitting on the porch. The males in the vehicle then opened fire on the house striking a 22-year-old female and a 9-year-old girl. The child was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition with a wound to his leg, while the adult victim was taken to Temple University Hospital also in stable condition.

According to police, there are no suspects in any of the shootings and it is unknown if any of the incidents are related.

The Bobster
08-11-2010, 06:22 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/shootings.philadelphia.violence.2.1854068.html

Teen Killed, 3 Injured In Overnight Shootings

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― One teen was killed and three others wounded during three separate shootings in Philadelphia overnight.

Police said a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed just after midnight near 7th and Clearfield Streets.

Several hours later, a 15-year-old boy was found shot outside a home on the 1500 block of N. 19th Street. He was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital in extremely critical condition.

Two teens were wounded at about 11 p.m. during a shooting on the 2100 block of W. Dauphin Street. Police said a grey vehicle pulled up to the scene and opened fire on the two young males.

A 17-year-old is said to be in critical condition at Temple University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. The second victim, 18, was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the leg.

No arrests have been made in any of the overnight shootings. If you have any information, please contact Philadelphia Police.

The Bobster
09-11-2010, 07:39 AM
http://cbs3.com/topstories/northwest.philadelphia.moreland.2.1907136.html

Police Respond To Shooting In Kensington

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Police are responding to a shooting on the 600 block of East Westmoreland Avenue in Northwest Philadelphia.

Police arrived at the scene shortly after 7 p.m. Four people are reportedly wounded including a three-year-old child. The three-year-old suffered a grazed gunshot wound to the head and is in stable condition.

A 25-year-old male was shot twice in the back and a 23-year-old female was shot in the hip. A fourth male victim was shot twice in his wrist. All four victims were taken to Temple University Hospital in unknown conditions.

The suspect is still at large.

The Bobster
09-21-2010, 06:44 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/West_Philadelphia_Double_Shooting_092110

2 Shot While Driving In West Philly
Stray Bullets Also Went Flying Into Homes Nearby
Updated: Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010, 6:11 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Two men were shot Monday night while driving in West Philadelphia when gunmen opened fire on a car passing by, police said.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. at 53rd and Master streets.

Two men, a 33-year-old and a 19-year-old, were hit multiple times, police said. The victims crashed their car about a block from the shooting.

Both of the victims were later listed in stable condition.

Stray bullets also went flying into homes nearby, police said.

The Bobster
09-24-2010, 08:42 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2010/09/24/man-shot-and-killed-by-phila-police-after-foot-chase/

Two Men Shot By Philadelphia Police
September 24, 2010 8:53 AM

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio 1060) One man was shot and killed by police and another was hospitalized with a gunshot wound after two separate incidents on Thursday night and Friday morning.

KYWs Mike DeNardo reports that the most recent case happened about 7:30AM this morning in the 1400 block of South 21st Street, in the Point Breeze section of the city.

Police lieutenant Frank Vanore says officers were trying to enforce a protection-from-abuse order against a 42-year-old man who refused to leave the house.

Vanore says when the man grabbed an officers gun or part of the gun, the officers partner shot the man. He was listed in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

At about 10 PM Thursday, police shot and killed an armed man after a chase in Frankford. Vanore says police shot 22-year-old Tyree Quiah, who was carrying a gun, when he confronted officers in the 5100 block of Charles Street.

Quiah was pronounced good at Aria Hospital.

The Bobster
09-25-2010, 07:59 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2010/09/25/multiple-shooting-in-cobbs-creek-section-of-phila/#comment-1580

Multiple Shooting In Cobbs Creek Section Of Phila.
September 25, 2010 7:53 AM

PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO 1060) Police say one person was killed and two others were wounded after a shooting in the citys Cobbs Creek section.

KYWs Mike Dougherty reports that an argument on the corner of 65th and Chester Streets ended with gunfire.

Police say it was a little after midnight on Saturday when a female passenger stepped out of a car and got into a shouting match with people on the corner; they began shooting at the car.

The driver of the vehicle was killed and two passengers were rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and their conditions are unknown.

Three handguns were recovered from the scene, and police say the shooting is under investigation.

The Bobster
09-26-2010, 08:37 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Two-Juveniles-Shot-in-North-Philadelphia-103788954.html

2 Teens Shot in North Philly
By KRISTON CAPPS
Updated 5:31 PM EDT, Sat, Sep 25, 2010

Two teens were shot in North Philadelphia and remain in critical condition.

The shooting took place at Broad Street and Jefferson Streets near the main campus of Temple (Diversity) University just before 11 p.m. on Friday night. A 16-year-old was shot in the right arm. Though his condition is critical, he should recover.

The other victims, a 17-year-old, was shot in the head and neck. His condition is critical, and if he survives he will likely be paralyzed.

No arrests have been in the shootings.

The Bobster
09-26-2010, 09:10 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Five-Shootings-103786774.html

5 Shot, 1 Dead in Southwest Philly
Four victims in critical condition
By KRISTON CAPPS
Updated 11:21 PM EDT, Sat, Sep 25, 2010

One man was killed and four other people are in critical condition following an outbreak of shootings in Southwest Philadelphia.

Tawayne Foster, 21, was pronounced good at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 12:38 a.m early Saturday morning. He and four other men were shot at 65th Street and Chester Avenue at 12:13 a.m. following what may have been an argument.

The other victims were William Brown, 27; Craig Monroe, 25; Dante Jones, 22; and Malik Watson, 21. Three of the victims were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, while one was taken to Temple University Hospital.

There have been no arrests in the shootings.

The Bobster
10-08-2010, 06:35 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Police-Investigating-Shootings-in-North-Philadelphia--104560214.html

Police Investigate Shootings in North Philly
By DAVID CHANG
Updated 7:43 AM EDT, Fri, Oct 8, 2010

A series of shootings took place in Philadelphia Thursday night.

The first was a triple shooting at the intersection of Germantown and Erie Avenue. The victims were inside a vehicle when the shooting took place.

A female in her 40s is listed in critical condition while a male in his 20s is in stable condition. There is no word yet on the third victim, another male in his 20s.

There was also a double shooting last night on the F and Hilton Streets in Kensington. Two male victims, ages 17 and 19, were taken to Temple University Hospital. They were both shot in the abdomen and are in critical condition.

At this time, no suspects or motives for the shootings have been reported.

The Bobster
10-09-2010, 03:48 PM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/philly-police%3A-2-men-shot%2C-1-caught

Philly Police: 2 Men Shot, 1 Caught

Philadelphia police say officers shot and wounded two males and apprehended a third who tried to hide along train tracks.

Police say officers responded to a report of a person with a gun in the Kensington section of northeastern Philadelphia at 8:35 p.m. Saturday. The Philadelphia Inquirer says three males fled in a car and were pursed by officers, but the suspects hit another police car and then crashed into a fence.

Police say the three emerged and one had a gun, and officers fired and struck two of them. Both were taken to Temple University Hospital and were reported in stable condition. Police say the third dumped a handgun under a car and tried to hide along neighboring train tracks but was eventually captured.

The Bobster
10-09-2010, 03:55 PM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Germantown_Shooting_100810

3 Shot While Driving In Germantown
Updated: Friday, 08 Oct 2010, 6:45 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Three people were shot while driving in the city's Germantown section Thursday night.

The shooting occurred just after 10:30 p.m.

Police said the three victims, all of whom are in their 20s, were taken to Temple University Hospital for treatment and listed in stable condition.

So far, police have not made an arrests in the case, but detectives were interviewing the victims for some clues to solve the shooting case.

The Bobster
01-31-2011, 05:55 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/01/30/police-investigate-4-homicides-in-philadelphia/#comment-32587

Police Investigate 4 Homicides In Philadelphia
January 30, 2011 10:50 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Police in Philadelphia are investigating the deffs of four Nigger bucks who were shot and goodified in separate incidents overnight.

Police say the body of a 30-year-old male was found with multiple gunshot wounds in his head. His body was found at about 12:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of Turner Street in Brewerytown. He was transported to Hahnemann Hospital where he was pronounced good.

At about 12:45 a.m., police found the body of a 29-year-old male with a single bullet wound in his head in the citys Summerdale neighborhood. The victim was located in the 5500 block of Hill Creek Circle, and he was pronounced good at the scene at 1 a.m.

The third homicide victim was a 19-year-old male who was pronounced good at Hahnemann Hospital after he was transported in critical condition at about 3 p.m. Police say the victim, who was found in the 900 block of Master Street in north Philadelphia, was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

At about 3:45 p.m., police responded to another shooting in the 1000 block of South 54th Street in the citys Kingsessing section. The incident left a 44-year-old man dead after he sustained a gunshot wound in the back of his head, police say. He was pronounced good at the scene.

All cases remain under investigation. No arrests have been made.

White Sail
01-31-2011, 06:10 PM
Bobster,

After reading this thread I've got an impression that north Philadelphia is a nigger sh*thole similar to north St. Louis. Pretty weird parallels here. :rolleyes: Is it really the case?

Also, is there ANY part of the city of Philadelphia that is still decent?

The Bobster
02-17-2011, 06:59 AM
Yes, there are some sections of Philly that are relatively safe. The Northeast used to be okay but it appears to be getting fuxated by the day.

The Bobster
02-17-2011, 07:01 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/02/17/1-killed-1-hospitalized-in-separate-shootings/

1 Killed, 1 Hospitalized In Separate Shootings
February 17, 2011 7:47 AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Philadelphia police are investigating two shootings that killed one man and left another man hospitalized.

The first shooting happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Van Kirk Street in the citys Oxford Circle section.

Investigators say a gunman shot and killed an unidentified man. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. So far, there are no arrests and a motive was not immediately known.

The second shooting happened at about 1 a.m. at 23rd Street and Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia.

According to police, a man in his 20s was shot while he was sitting inside his car. After being shot, the man got out of his car and stumbled into Earls Bar where he asked for help.

The man was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is listed in stable condition. There are no arrests in this shooting.

Both shootings remains under police investigation.

The Bobster
02-27-2011, 07:24 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Stabbing-Triple-Shooting-Leaves-One-Dead-in-N-Phila-116984223.html

Stabbing, Triple Shooting Leaves One Dead in N. Phila.
By BARRY N. DIMA
Updated 5:00 PM EST, Sat, Feb 26, 2011

Early-morning violence at a North Philadelphia bar left one dead and sent three others to the hospital, police say.

Around 1:02 a.m. on Saturday, an argument spilled out onto the streets from a bar on the 2700 block of West Sergeant Street, resulting in a stabbing and triple shooting, according to police.

One 26-year-old victim was transported to Temple Hospital with two bullet wounds in his back and a third in his right armpit. He was pronounced dead at 1:26 a.m, police tell NBC Philadelphia.

Two other males also suffered gunshot wounds. The first, 43 years old, was shot in his left thigh. The second, 37 years old, suffered two gunshot wounds to his chest. Both were transported to Temple Hospital and were in critical condition as of 4:10 p.m. on Saturday.

The fourth victim, a 32-year-old, was taken to Einstein and is in stable condition after being stabbed in the right thigh.

So far, police have not made any arrests and say, Its still an ongoing investigation.

The Bobster
03-05-2011, 09:21 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/03/05/two-dead-one-injured-in-two-separate-shootings-in-philadelphia/

Two Dead, One Injured In Two Separate Shootings In Philadelphia
March 5, 2011 11:41 AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Two people are dead after shootings in Philadelphia overnight.

Homicide detectives say a 17-year-old boy was shot near 7th and Green Streets, at about 12:15 a.m. Paramedics rushed him to Hahnemann Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

In the Brewerytown section of the city, two men were shot at 22nd and Oxford Streets. Both were rushed to the hospital, and one was later pronounced dead. The condition on the other victim is unknown.

Police have no suspects, and no other details were made available. Both shootings are still under investigation.

The Bobster
04-21-2011, 07:37 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Double-Shooting-in-South-Phila-120298534.html

Double Shooting in South Phila.
14-year-old suffered was shot five times

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 | Updated 2:59 PM EDT

A 20-year-old man is dead and a 14-year-old teen boy is in critical condition after a double shooting in South Philadelphia.

By 2:37 p.m., police were at the intersection of 6th and Mifflin streets and found two males who had suffered gunshot wounds.

The 14-year-old was shot once in the leg and four times in the back.

The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

No word yet on suspects or motives.

The Bobster
04-22-2011, 06:44 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/man-shot-gang-retaliation-double-shooting-south-philadelphia-120375659.html

Double-Shooting Witness Gets Shot in Face
Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 | Updated 3:50 PM EDT

A man who witnessed a double-shooting in South Philadelphia on Wednesday as shot in the face and killed the very next day.

The victim was 21. His shooting may have been a revenge move, according to police -- retaliation for Wednesday's killing, which was about four blocks away.

Rahfee Yates, 20, was shot to death on Wednesday. The second shooting victim was an innocent bystander, a teen, 14, who was sitting on the front steps of a home near S. 6th and Mifflin. He was recovering in the hospital after being hit once in the thigh and four times in the back.

Thursday's shooting happened around noon in the neighborhood of S. 9th and McClellan.

The Bobster
05-08-2011, 07:03 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/PHI-6-Shot-in-Bloody-Night-121439399.html

6 Shot in Bloody Night
Three separate shooting accidents happened around Philadelphia on Friday.
Saturday, May 7, 2011 | Updated 1:57 PM EDT

Bullets accompanied balmy temperatures in Philadelphia on Friday evening.

As the weather reached up into the mid-70's, gunfire injured 6 people around the city in different incidents.

The violence began at 7 p.m., when a 22-year-old man was shot in the hip in Germantown. The man said he heard 5 gunshots in total. He was able to drive himself to the hospital.

Thirty minutes later, behind the Blumberg Projects in North Philadelphia, a man was shot in the head. Police said the shooting happened on a basketball court, and when they arrived, two others were trying to load the victim, a 20-year-old, into a car. He was listed in critical condition.

Fifteen minutes after that, three people were shot in Cedarbrook. An unknown gunmen pulled up to three men sitting in a parked car on the 7800 block of Provident Street and began blasting. A 31-year-old victim was struck in the back, a 23-year-old was hit in the elbow, and and a 19-year-old took a shot in the chest. The youngest victim is in critical condition at Einstein Hospital.

At 8:15 p.m. nearby in Cedarbrook, another shooting took place. A 21-year-old man said a black sedan slowed down, and someone fired shots out the window, near 2300 South 76th Avenue. The man was shot in the hand, but is in stable condition.

Rasp
05-09-2011, 05:48 AM
Philly PD keeps a daily tally of niggercides on their site. :lol:

Crime Maps & Stats (http://www.phillypolice.com/about/crime-statistics/)

http://www.newnation.co/

forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2271&stc=1&d=1304945304

The Bobster
05-16-2011, 06:32 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/05/16/police-probe-2-shootings-in-northwest-philadelphia/#comment-81230

Police Probe 2 Shootings In Northwest Philadelphia
May 16, 2011 7:53 AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Philadelphia police are investigating whether two shootings early Monday morning are related.

The first shooting happened at about 1 a.m. at 23rd and Diamond Streets in Northwest Philadelphia.

According to investigators, an 18-year-old male was found with a gunshot wound in the doorway of a home. The male is in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

The second shooting happened a short time later at 24th and Cumberland Streets, also in Northwest Philadelphia.

According to police, two suspects fired gunshots into a home. A male inside the home suffered minor injuries after being cut by glass shards. The victim was treated at the scene.

So far, no arrests have been made in either shooting.

The Bobster
06-13-2011, 04:40 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/06/12/1-man-dead-2-others-injured-after-north-philadelphia-shooting/#comment-88701

2 Moolies Good, Another Injured After North Philadelphia Shooting
June 12, 2011 6:41 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Two men are dead and another is injured after a triple shooting in North Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.

At about 3 p.m., police were called out to the 2400 block of Oxford Street following reports of gunshots in the neighborhood. Police say two brothers, both in their thirties, were shot once in the head and once in the chest.

The older brother was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical condition, but was prounced dead a short time later. His brother, believed to be 30 years old, was transported to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:37 p.m., according to authorities.

A third victim was shot in the foot and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition.

Police have made no arrests at this time. The shooting remains under investigation.

The Bobster
06-26-2011, 07:47 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/PHI-Half-A-Dozen-Shooting-Incidents-Overnight-124561969.html

Half A Dozen Shooting Incidents Overnight
By Tim Persinko | Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 | Updated 10:09 AM

Bullets flew early Sunday morning across Philadelphia, in 6 separate incidents.

At 12:30 a.m., homicide detectives investigated a murder on the 2600 block of Jackson Street, near the Tasker Home housing development. Police said the victim was a 47-year-old man. He had been shot four times.

Fifteen minutes later, a gunman killed one and injured four others at the Genesis Bar on Roberts Avenue and Wayne, in the Germantown section. Police said the man had been asked to leave the bar for smoking a cigarette inside.

At 1:45 p.m., a 27-year-old was shot at North Marvine Street, close to Temple University Hospital. That victim was in stable condition Sunday morning.

In North Philadelphia West, at 2512 Ridge Avenue, another man was shot, at 2:30 a.m. That victim also survived.

A man is in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital after being shot in the head. The incident happened at 2400 Harlan Street in the Brewerytown neighborhood, at 3:45 a.m.

As the sun came up, another shooting happened in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, at West Susquehanna and North Natrona Street. A man was shot, but survived. No arrests were made yet in connection with the incident.

The Bobster
07-02-2011, 01:04 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/07/02/multiple-shootings-one-stabbing-reported-across-philadelphia-as-holiday-weekend-begins/#comment-94298

Multiple Shootings, One Stabbing Reported Across Philadelphia
July 2, 2011 9:06 AM

(PHILADELPHIA) CBS – Police reported at least five different tragic, violent incidents across the city from Friday night into Saturday morning.

Just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning a 24-year-old man, Dion Bennett of Philadelphia, was shot and killed at 67th and Buist Streets in Southwest Philadelphia. Police currently do not have a motive nor have they made any arrests in this shooting.

An hour later another man, 29-year-old Samuel Betancourt from Philadelphia, was shot and killed at Susquehanna and American Avenues in West Kensington. The motive in that shooting remains unclear.

On Friday night while police investigated the murder of 24-year-old Marceles Jefferson at Judson and Cambria Streets in North Philadelphia chaos broke out right around the corner. Police say a woman started chasing her boyfriend with a steak knife. When police told the woman to put down the knife she refused. Police then say an officer shot her. Investigators report the woman is in critical condition.

At Ruby Tuesday on Bartram Avenue in South Philadelphia a customer shot his gun. Police say a 38- year-old man went to pull out money from his pocket but accidentally pulled out his gun. The man shot himself in the groin.

And at 16th and Catharine Streets in South Philadelphia, police say 20-year-old man Benjamin Butcher was shot and killed by a man in a four-door gold sedan.

Police also found 58-year-old Ennis Manns stabbed at least six times inside a home at 50th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. Officials say the he died at the hospital shortly after police found him.

Earl Turner
07-05-2011, 06:30 AM
EyRIEIH_wkE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyRIEIH_wkE

The Bobster
07-06-2011, 05:52 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Toddler-Shot-Kensington-125051104.html

Turdler Hit by Stray Bullet
By Dan Stamm
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 | Updated 10:48 PM

A stray bullet landed a two-year-old Kensington girl in the hospital Tuesday night.

It happened just before 6 p.m. The girl was in the backyard of a house on the 3000 block of Amber Street when she was hit in the upper right arm by a single bullet, Philadelphia Police said.

The little girl was rushed to the hospital where she was in stable condition Tuesday night, cops said.

The bullet that hit the toddler is believed to have come from a double shooting on the 2000 block of E Stella Street, according to police.

A 51-year-old man was hit in the right side of the chest. He was taken to Temple Hospital in critical but stable condition, police said.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the stomach. He was also taken to Temple Hospital in critical condition.

Four weapons were found on the scene but no arrests were made.

The Bobster
07-25-2011, 06:06 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/07/25/1-dead-2-injured-in-south-philadelphia-shooting/

1 Dead, 2 Injured In South Philadelphia Shooting
July 25, 2011 8:55 AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) One person was killed and two others were injured after a shooting in South Philadelphia early Monday morning.

The shooting happened shortly after midnight at the intersection of 5th and Sigel Streets.

According to investigators, a 25-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. A 19-year-old was shot multiples times and is listed in critical condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. A 20-year-old was shot in the arm and is in stable condition at Jefferson.

Police say they are currently searching for a white Cadillac SUV that fled the scene after the shooting.

So far, no arrests have been made and a motive in the triple shooting remains under investigation.

The Bobster
08-03-2011, 07:22 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/2-Die-in-Overnight-Shootings-in-Philly.html

2 Dead in Overnight Shootings
Investigations into the cause of both shootings are underway.
By Joe Hyer
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 | Updated 8:08 AM

Two men are dead after two separate shootings in Philadelphia overnight.

Police say a 32-year-old male died at Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the stomach just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of at Tioga and Schiller Street in North Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police are also investigating a fatal shooting that took place just after 2 a.m. near the intersection of 21st and Mifflin Streets, in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.

At least 40 shell casings were recovered at the scene. Police say the victim was shot in the head and chest.

Both of the victims have yet to be identified, but investigations into both incidents are underway. No arrests have been made in either case.

Anyone with information about the shootings should call the Philadelphia police.

Expose Them All
08-03-2011, 09:56 AM
Nothing kills like the nigger. And yea, some can argue about the US military. And theyd be right. Nothing kills like the US military. But theyre just doing it on Israelis behalf. Even so, I guess the proper, as well as correct thing to say is. nothing kills like niggers and jews. But of course the US Israel military is trained and designed to function as a killing machine. And I dont think theres any doubts about that.... but, whats the niggers reasoning? If the Israel-run US military are really fighting terrorism (yea right) then why do, and how can, they ignore the nigger terrorists? Just from this thread alone, I see we have a nigger terrorist problem and a damn bad one at that. I think we need to make war with niggers - make war to bring peace. Wow, it makes sense to me now!

The Bobster
08-23-2011, 07:20 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/08/23/10-shot-in-philadelphia-during-6-hour-span/

10 Nameless Spooks Shot In Philadelphia During 6 Hour Span
August 23, 2011 8:35 AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Philadelphia police are investigating a violent night in which 10 people were shot in the span of six hours.

The violence began before 9 p.m. when six innocent bystanders were shot during a basketball game in Southwest Philadelphia. The shooting happened at the Kingsessing Recreational Center near 51st Street and Chester Avenue.

Police said two gunmen opened fire during halftime where nearly 500 people were watching the game.

All six victims were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Five of them are listed in stable condition and one person is in critical condition.

Ironically the rec center was recently declared a safe center for teens after city officials enacted a curfew for teens following several violent flash mobs.

Also before 9 p.m., a 23-year-old male was shot twice during a robbery at 8th and Butler Streets in the citys Hunting Park section. The victim was taken to Temple University where he is listed in critical condition. Police are currently searching for two gunmen.

Just after 9 p.m., a 29-year-old male was shot multiples times in the 1600 block of Dyre Street in the citys Frankford section. The victim was taken to Aria Healths Torresdale Hospital in stable condition. No arrests have been made.

Around 9:30 p.m., a 22-year-old was shot in the 100 block of N. Millick Street in West Philadelphia. Police say the suspect fired into a crowd during a large fight. The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.

Finally, around 2:30 a.m., a homeowner was shot during a home invasion in the 200 block of Ruscomb Street in the citys Olney section. Police say three suspects broke into a home and shot the homeowner, who was sleeping on the couch. The victim is in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Police say the suspects also shot and killed one of the homeowners dogs.

voiceofreason
08-24-2011, 12:58 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/08/23/nutter-irate-over-gunfire-at-a-kingsessing-basketball-game/

Nutter Irate Over Gunfire at a Kingsessing Basketball Game, Offers $20k Reward
August 23, 2011 1:32 PM

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Nutter, back to camera, commented on Monday nights Kingsessing shooting while attending an unrelated event in Germantown. Credit: Steve Tawa)



PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Mayor Michael Nutter is clearly outraged that at least one gunman opened fire Monday night during a packed, city-sponsored basketball game at the Kingsessing Recreation Center. City Hall is putting up a $20,000 reward for information leading to the gunman.

During halftime of the adult league game, police say, at least one man opened fire where nearly 500 people were watching the game, resulting in injuries to six bystanders (see related story).

They were having a basketball game, and some a**hole walked up and shot up the crowd, Mayor Nutter told KYW Newsradio today. I mean, who does that?

I believe there were police officers out there, the incensed mayor continued. Some people are just insane and stupid. Theres no other explanation for that kind of behavior.

Five men and a woman, all adult bystanders, were hit by bullets. One person was shot in the stomach and was said to be in critical condition. The others were listed in stable condition with injuries to their lower extremities.

Police, who are still investigating, say another person in the crowd may have returned fire during the incident.

The Kingsessing Recreation Center was recently declared a safe area for young people when the city instituted a weekend curfew for teenagers (see related story).

Were going to catch the little bastard, and hes going to do some serious time, Mayor Nutter added.

Reported by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio 1060

The Bobster
09-11-2011, 07:18 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Overnight-Fatal-Shootings-in-Philadelphia-129611088.html

Overnight Fatal Shootings in Philadelphia
By Tim Persinko | Sunday, Sep 11, 2011 | Updated 8:46 AM

Multiple fatal shootings occurred overnight around the city of Philadelphia.

At 12:30 a.m., gunfire struck four men in the Strawberry Mansion section. Police said one man in his 20's was shot in the head and died at 1814 N. Newkirk Street. Another victim suffered a gunshot wound to the face, and was transported in critical condition to Temple Hospital. The third victim was hit in the chest and back, and the fourth in the back. Both of those men are also in critical condition.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the shooting.

In northern Philadelphia, police found a man dead from bullet wounds at Girard Avenue and Franklin Street. Authorities said the victim was a 22-year-old Hispanic male, shot 3 times in the chest. He was discovered inside a car around 3 a.m.

Outside of the city, six males between the ages of 22 and 35 were hit in a shooting incident. EMT's transported two men from the scene at 9th Street and Kerlin Streets after the report of a multiple shooting. Four other men also hurt in the shooting were transported by private car for treatment to the hospital.

The Bobster
09-12-2011, 05:42 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Five_Fatal_Shootings_Sunday_091211

5 Killed In Philly Sunday Shootings
Unrelated Shootings Occurred On 9/11 Anniversary
Updated: Monday, 12 Sep 2011, 5:31 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 12 Sep 2011, 5:31 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - As millions around the world paid tribute to those who died in the Sept. 11th attacks, it was a violent Sunday in Philadelphia.

Five people were shot and killed in one day in the City of Brother Love, Fox 29's Steve Keeley report live from outside police headquarters on Monday morning.

The last of those slayings happened around 7:30 p.m. in Wynnefield. Police tell us they found a 36-year-old man shot on Lindenwood Street. He died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

A 27-year-old was also shot and killed less than a block away on Master Street.

A few hours earlier in Strawberry Mansion, a man was gunned down in the middle of the street. The 23-year-old died at Temple University Hospital.

In Northern Liberties, officers found a 22-year-old man inside a car just after 3 a.m. Sunday. He died at the intersection of Girard and Franklin.

And just after midnight Sunday, another person died and three others were wounded in Strawberry Mansion. The shooting happened near Newkirk Street and Montgomery Avenue. The three people who survived were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Police reported no arrests in any of these fatal shootings. which bring the city's total homicide count up to 255.

The Bobster
09-12-2011, 05:47 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Broad_Street_Shooting_Five_Wounded_090911

5 Shot On North Broad Street During Robbery
Updated: Friday, 09 Sep 2011, 5:53 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 09 Sep 2011, 4:59 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Police are looking for the suspect who shot five people during a robbery in the Hunting Park section of the city.

The shooting happened early Friday morning on the 4000 block of North Broad Street.

Police tell us two of the victims ran to a Sunoco station at Broad and Hunting Park for help.

Two have been taken to Temple University Hospital. Two others have been taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

The fifth person refused treatment. None of the injuries are life-threatening, police said.

"Well, anytime you shoot anyone who's sitting on their own front porch, which is one of the victims lived there, I believe it's senseless to shoot all five victims during a robbery attempt. It just goes to show how brazen some of these criminals are out here how desperate, how brazen and how heinous of acts they will commit," Chief Inspector Scott Smalls said.

The Bobster
09-13-2011, 07:00 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/09/12/top-philadelphia-police-brass-decry-weekend-of-violent-street-crimes/#comment-116917

Top Philadelphia Police Brass Decry Weekend of Violent Street Crimes
September 12, 2011 4:07 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - As Philadelphia and the country marked the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and stood guard for new terror threats, it was a weekend of bloody, urban terror in Philadelphia.

There were seven homicides and 22 shootings. The victims included a 58-year-old man shot in the head by a stray bullet as he walked down the street.

Deputy police commissioner Richard Ross (below) says these crimes, and this reckless violence, are a grave concern.

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People seem to just pull out a gun to just instinctively, impulsively, and shoot at other people without any regard for even who else is around, Ross said today. I mean, it is astonishing its astounding to me. It just makes me shake my head. And I cant explain it. I am sure there are people who are lot smarter that I am who could make a guess, but I cant do it. I can only tell you that we work very hard to make this a better place.

And, Ross said today, that means additional police in known trouble spots to try to prevent violent crime, and committing to catch those who engage in this violent activity.

But he concedes they need the publics help as most of these cases now are unsolved.

The Bobster
09-30-2011, 05:35 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/09/29/philadelphia-gun-violence-out-of-control/

Philadelphia Gun Violence Out Of Control
September 29, 2011 6:42 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Police are working overtime following a rash of gun violence in Philadelphia in the past few days.

The human toll is immense and authorities are once again trying to figure out how to quell the violence.

In the meantime, the family of 19-year-old Shanya Lovett of Grays Ferry is relieved she is alive but their hearts still ache knowing the pain shes in right now.

Shanyas grandmother asked that we dont use her name but explained to Eyewitness News, The bullet had shattered her jaw. They have to remove her teeth. Shell need reconstructive surgery for that. Its just evil out here now. Just evil.

According to police, Shanya was an innocent bystander hit with a stray bullet in the face when gunshots rang out at 31st and Tasker Streets Wednesday night.

Mayor Michael Nutter said, Whether theres a beef or argument between people or innocent bystanders, its just unacceptable.

For shaken families, the recent rash of gun violence in the city is unconscionable.

Since Sunday evening, sources tell Eyewitness News, there have been 26 shootings involving 36 victims. Five of them have died. Six were innocent bystanders including two girls, ages 6 and 2.

We havent announced anything yet but i can share with you that were working very closely with the district attorney, Mayor Nutter said.

As well as state and federal officials, the mayor says, determined to fight for tougher gun laws.

To look at the issue of illegal weapons, access to weapons, where they are coming from, whats going on with weapons? We have some laws, we dont have enough here in Philadelphia. In some places, it may actually be easier for folks to have access to a weapon than to go to a book store and buy a book, its just crazy, so were focused on this issue, Mayor Nutter added.

Thursday afternoon, Mayor Nutter along with other elected officials and community leaders were invited to attend a press conference on Friday in South Philadelphia.

State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson said, The blatant disregard that these criminals have for the safety of our community, along with the lack of respect for police presence, is unacceptable. But whats more deplorable is a community accepting it and not taking the appropriate action to stop this violence.

In response, Johnson is expected to announce a community plan of action and anti-violence fund.

The Bobster
10-01-2011, 08:45 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/4-Hospitalized-After-North-Philly-Shooting--130889903.html

4 Hospitalized After North Philly Shooting
By David Chang | Friday, Sep 30, 2011 | Updated 9:22 PM

Four men are in the hospital after a shooting in North Philadelphia.

It happened Friday night on Dauphin and Colorado Streets.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the lower right calf, a 27-year-old man in the right thigh and a 22-year-old man in the right buttocks. All three were taken to Temple University Hospital where they are in stable condition.

The fourth victim, a 30-year-old man, was shot in the chest. He was also taken to Temple where he is currently in critical condition.

Police continue to investigate the shooting. As of now they have no suspects or motive.

The Bobster
10-02-2011, 05:33 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/10/01/two-separate-fatal-shootings-in-philadelphia/

Two Separate Fatal Shootings In Philadelphia
October 1, 2011 12:08 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Homicide detectives say they’re investigating two separate fatal shootings from early Saturday morning.

One man was shot and killed at 57th and Baltimore in West Philadelphia.

And four people were shot, one killed, in an apparent robbery along the 5000 block of North 5th Street.

There are no known suspects in either shooting.

Taylor
12-30-2011, 04:19 PM
http://www (dot) philly (dot) com/philly/news/20111230_Kill-adelphia__Yet_again__city_tops_list_of_homicide_ra tes.html?cmpid=125219969

Kill-adelphia: Yet again, city tops list of homicide rates

BY STEPHANIE FARR & DANA DiFILIPPO

Dec. 30, 2011

Philadelphia Daily News

ON THE DOOR into the Uceta Mini Market in North Philadelphia, a sign warns shoppers, "No Weapons Allowed."

Inside, the message on a sign sandwiched between cigarette ads is even more blunt: "Stop. Shooting. People."

The market sits at Stillman and Somerset streets, just steps from the scenes of two recent gun slayings that remain unsolved. But in the store, where you can buy everything from milk to motor oil, the signs are an ignored, endured part of everyday existence - just like the homicides themselves.

This is among the city's most dangerous neighborhoods, where violence is as ingrained as the futility many feel that it will ever abate.

"I know a lot of people who got killed, maybe 10, I don't know how many," Marcus Henry, 29, said yesterday as he got his morning coffee.

Murders are up again this year in Philadelphia, and the city still has the highest homicide rate of the nation's 10 most populous cities, according to stats provided by each city's police department. At the same time, fewer murders are getting solved.

With a few days left in the year, the city's homicide tally stood at 324 Wednesday, including the eight victims allegedly killed in previous years by West Philly abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Last year, 306 people were killed, and the year before, 302.

But despite the jump in homicides this year, city officials prefer to focus on the past. When they compare numbers, they go back to 2007, when murders in Philly were at the five-year high of 392. Looking at it that way, they get a 17 percent decrease in the murder rate from 2007 to 2011.

Police spokesman Lt. Raymond Evers said the department compares this year's tally with 2007's to see long-range trends. "It's hard to get a trend between two years," he said.

But John Coleman, shopping at the Uceta market yesterday, wasn't buying the spin.

"They lyin'," said Coleman, 25.

Mayor Nutter, at a debate during his 2007 campaign, pledged that he wouldn't seek re-election if the 2010 homicide tally was more than the 288 killed in 2002. Then at his inauguration in January 2008, he set what turned out to be an overly ambitious goal of slashing the city's murder rate by 30 to 50 percent in three to five years. He won re-election this year.

So, number nitpicking is de rigueur at City Hall.

"We've been pretty much flat for about two years, if you take the Gosnell numbers out," said Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, who spoke for the Nutter administration.

Gillison said the city had been making progress, but when the economy tanked, the mayor was unable to implement some of his plans for reducing crime.

"We've had to make some adjustments to our plan," he said, "but we're committed to extending our commitment" to reducing homicides.

Comparing murder rates with the rest of the 10 most populous cities, Philly comes out on top, with 20.7 homicides per 100,000 residents. The next closest are Chicago, 15.7, and Dallas, 10.9.

New York's rate is 6.1, and even notorious Los Angeles' is only 7.8, though rates for some smaller cities - like Detroit, New Orleans and St. Louis - are much worse than Philly.

Numbers aside, officials have no unexpected explanations for what's driving the trends. Some observers point to demographics.

Black citizens comprised 84 percent of homicide victims from January to June 2011, according to police statistics. Evers said he expects that trend will remain consistent once numbers are crunched through December.

"Responsibility has to be taken by members of the African-American community to address the issues that deal with this particular problem," Gillison said. "African-American males killed by other African-American males is literally the elephant in the room."

Chad Dion Lassiter, president of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, agreed: "Some of the black politicians in Philadelphia sit quiet on institutional racism and the black homicide rate. If I was giving them a grade, they'd all be in summer school."

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey laments the state's lack of strong gun control. Firearms were used in nearly 82 percent of the city's murders this year. Although shootings dropped more than 3 percent, more injuries ended in death, Ramsey said.

Retaliation also continues to be a problem, he said. Argument was the most common motive for murder, followed by what are categorized as unknown reasons, highway robbery and retaliation, according to police data from January to June.

Lassiter partly attributes the violence to the economy.

"People who have jobs don't commit crimes usually," he said. "Someone might drive [drunk], but working people for the most part don't pull guns on one another."

As for the falling murder-clearance rate, Evers said the department has made 221 murder arrests this year, down from 271 last year. "Our clearance rate was definitely better last year," he said. "Unfortunately, when you have more homicides, there's more jobs to go around to the same number of detectives."

The Bobster
12-31-2011, 08:28 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/12/30/philadelphia-closes-2011-with-highest-per-capita-murder-rate-in-u-s/#comment-154022

Philadelphia Closes 2011 With Highest Per-Capita Murder Rate In U.S.
December 30, 2011 12:05 PM
By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Philadelphia is closing out another year with homicides up again. On a per-capita measurement, the city has the highest murder rate among big U.S. cities.

The homicide tally was 324 heading into the last two days of the year, above last years 306, and 302 the year before.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the five-year high water mark was 2007, Its one thing to say in 07 we had 392. But, for the 324 weve had this year, it doesnt bring any comfort to the family. It certainly doesnt bring any comfort to me.

Among the ten largest cities, Philadelphias murder rate was 20.7 per 100,000. The next closest is Chicago, at 15.7, according to Commissioner Ramsey, who was Chicagos top cop, before he came here from Washington DC.

Wed have to be at the 230 mark in order to get down below where Chicago is right now.

That, despite the fact the number of shooting incidents is down 3.2%.

Were getting people shot multiple times. Were getting people shot in the head at a higher rate more than we had before.

Like one job a few nights ago, How do you shoot somebody 13 times? What kind of mentality is that. Theres no legislation that can fix that. Theres no deployment strategy that can fix that.

The District of Columbia is on pace to record the fewest number of homicides in 50 years, with 108 murders, so far this year. DC officials credit the decline to the quick turnaround time in closing cases.

Commissioner Ramsey says last year, Philadelphias murder-clearance rate was up, but this year, its dropped again, to 60%, which is two points below the national average.

Weve got a lot of very violent people out there on the streets that need to be taken off the streets, or they will kill again.

voiceofreason
01-01-2012, 01:03 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/01/01/philadelphia-sees-bloody-years-end-and-start-6-dead/

Philadelphia Sees Bloody Years End And Start; 6 Dead
January 1, 2012 11:50 AM

Philadelphia (CBS) Philadelphia police are investigating a number of homicides that took place from late Saturday afternoon, through early Sunday morning.

As 2011 neared a close, there were three homicides. Late Saturday afternoon a 26-year-old man was shot in the citys Hunting Park neighborhood. Then, just before midnight, a couple was found shot and killed inside a car in the Olney section marking the end of a violent year in the city with a total of at least 328 homicides.

The first of 2012 occurred shortly after midnight. A 77-year-old man was found stabbed to death inside a home in South Philadelphia. One man has been arrested in that case.

Around 1:30 a-m, police say a man was fatally shot following a car crash in the Frankford section of the city.

Just over an hour later, a 23-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound and later died at the hospital.

The Bobster
01-02-2012, 08:44 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/philly-starts-new-year-with-6-murders

Philly Starts New Year With 6 Murders
Updated: Monday, 02 Jan 2012, 9:55 AM EST
Published : Monday, 02 Jan 2012, 9:55 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA - Police in Philadelphia say the old year ended and the New Year began on a bloody note with six people killed and a number of others injured in violence around the city.

Police found a man in his car in upper north Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. He had several gunshot wounds, and died at Temple University Hospital, police said. He was identified as Kevin Moore, 26.

Shortly before midnight Saturday two people were found shot to death in a parked car in the Olney section of north Philadelphia, police said. The two people were identified as Arlette Aguero, 31, and Alejandro Garro, 34. Investigators said Sunday they did not know the motive for the double homicide and had made no arrests.

A few minutes after midnight, an elderly man was found with a stab wound to the chest at a home in south Philadelphia, police said. Joseph Testa, 77, died less than an hour later at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police said Testa was stabbed during a domestic dispute; they arrested a 52-year-old man :confused: in the slaying.

Just north of the city center, officers searching early Sunday after hearing gunshots found a 23-year-old man in the road. He had a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and died less than an hour later at Hahnemann University Hospital, police said. His name was not released, pending notification of his family.

Gunshots sounded in northeastern Philadelphia also early Sunday. Police said Gerard Market, 48, was in an argument with another person and was found with bullet wounds to his neck and back. He died at Temple University Hospital, police said. No immediate arrests were made.

Officers and emergency crews were also kept busy responding to nonfatal shootings that sent others to the hospital.

Before 2 a.m. Sunday, gunfire erupted after a man got into an altercation with the host of a New Year's Eve party in west Philadelphia, police said. Three people were sent to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

A little later, a 27-year-old man who said he was stabbed in the stomach by a man who approached him on a northeast Philadelphia street was taken to a hospital in critical condition. And shortly before dawn, another man was shot in the head in north Philadelphia and listed in guarded condition.

Newsman
01-12-2012, 08:17 PM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/01/12/nutter-fumes-after-3-philadelphia-teens-killed-in-apparent-reprisal-shooting/

Following a shooting Tuesday night in the Juniata section of the city that left three teens dead (see related story - link below), Mayor Michael Nutter today had strong words for the shooter, calling him a dog.

The outraged mayor also had strong words for the parents of Philadelphias youth, telling them not to act like idiots and aholes.

While Nutter says he is gratified about the quick arrest in the multiple shooting, he is fuming that the victims were out on Tuesday night apparently looking for trouble. And he blames their parents.

Seven young people, somewhere between 14 and 16 years old, on a Tuesday night, a school night, are out in a car going to somewhere to have a fight with some other teenager. That is completely insane, it is irresponsible. Parents have to know where their children are and what they are doing, the mayor said.

Their little butts should have either been in bed, getting ready for bed, or doing some homework, Nutter added. Not out in a car, not in some other neighborhood, and not up to this kind of nonsense. Im not your mom and Im not your dad. We cannot completely legislate, or by policy, make people responsible for their children. :clap:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/01/11/police-2-teens-dead-2-wounded-in-possible-ambush-shooting/

The Bobster
01-26-2012, 05:20 PM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Murders-in-Philadelphia-138091423.html

Philly: 31 Killings in 25 Days
3 more people murdered in the City of Brotherly Love
By Dan Stamm | Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 | Updated 4:54 PM

The bloody start to 2012 got worse Wednesday with three more murders in Philadelphia.

The most recent killing happened around 7:40 p.m. on the 2000 block of Bridge Street in Frankford as a 32-year-old man was shot in the head, according to police.

He was pronounced about 20 minutes later at the hospital. Police didnt have any immediate suspects in the case.

Earlier, around 2:30 p.m., police say they were called to a home on the 4500 block of N 19th Street in Logan where they found a 63-year-old woman and 34-year-old man dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

It was unclear who shot whom in that incident but it did count for another homicide, police said.

Also around 2:30, a 23-year-old man was shot while sitting in a Jeep Cherokee on Arch Street near 56th Street in West Philadelphia, according to police.

Cops say the unidentified man was able to stumble a half block towards Market Street before he collapsed. He died around 3 p.m. at a nearby hospital, police said.

There was no immediate word on a possible suspect.

These three murders bring the homicide total to 31 for the year -- a number well above the total on this date in any of the previous five years.

The killings came a day before city leaders were scheduled to lay out their plan to prevent violence in the city. On Thursday Mayor Michael Nutter and other city leaders are expected to announce his plan to battle crime in the city.

The Bobster
03-07-2012, 05:57 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/03/07/philadelphia-police-release-most-wanted-video/#comment-182568

Philadelphia Police Release Most Wanted Video
March 7, 2012 5:36 AM
By Mike Dunn

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - City Hall is taking to the airwaves — and the internet — in a stepped-up effort to nab the most violent wanted criminals.

Starting this week, photos of the city’s 100 most wanted will be shown on the city government station, channel 64, as well as in a slide display at the police department’s website, www.phillypolice.com.

Karima Zedan, Director of Communications for the department, says warrants are out for all 100, but investigators need the public’s help:

“It’s unfortunate, but the more people we can have view these violent felons, the better chance we have of actually getting these people off the streets.”

Rasp
03-07-2012, 06:31 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/03/07/philadelphia-police-release-most-wanted-video/#comment-182568

Philadelphia Police Release Most Wanted Video


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The first 14 were niggers, then a spic, then a nigger, then a spic, then 2 or 3 niggers, a sheboon, two gooks--no Whites. Funny how PPD already had mugshots of all these muds.

The Bobster
03-26-2012, 07:16 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/03/25/violent-night-in-philadelphia-leaves-3-dead-1-critically-wounded/#comment-189096

Violent Night In Philadelphia Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Critically Wounded
March 25, 2012 11:44 AM
By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Philadelphia Police had another busy weekend, with violence claiming three lives, and leaving a fourth person in critical condition.

The violence started at a Grays Ferry Chinese restaurant Saturday night, where a 21-year-old man was shot in the head and later died at an area hospital.

Just about one hour later, authorities were on the scene at a West Philadelphia home, where a 31-year-old woman was found dead from gunshot wounds and head trauma.

This followed the discovery of a 41-year-old man in the closet of his Center City apartment earlier Saturday. He was also pronounced dead at the scene, with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds.

Then, early Sunday, a 40-year-old man walked into Temple University Hospital after being shot and suffering critical injuries.

None of the victims names have been released, and no arrests have been reported.

The Bobster
04-01-2012, 08:08 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/04/01/busy-weekend-for-homicide-detectives-in-philadelphia/#comment-191222

Busy Weekend For Homicide Detectives In Philadelphia
April 1, 2012 10:42 AM
By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Philadelphia homicide detectives were busy overnight investigating three separate homicides.

The murders are unrelated. No names are being released, and there are no suspects.

The first homicide left a man dead in the 5200 hundred block of Delancey Street just before midnight.

Around 2:00 a.m., firefighters were called to extinguish a car fire in the 4500 block of North 3rd Street. The fire was quickly extinguished and that is when crews found a dead body inside the vehicle.

Police will only say that the victim, believed to be a man, showed signs of multiple gunshot wounds and the fire appears to have been intentionally set. An autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner.

Another murder took place at approximately 3:00 a.m. Police were called to the wheels of soul club near 60th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia for a fight and gunshots. Theres no word on what sparked the fight.

One man was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. The second man has been admitted to Hahnemann University Hospital.

The Bobster
05-03-2012, 05:18 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/05/02/two-people-shot-in-philadelphia-wednesday-night/

Two People Shot, Including 16-Year-Old, In Philadelphia Wednesday Night
May 2, 2012 8:42 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Two people were shot in Philadelphia just before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

One shooting occurred at 62nd and Callowhill Streets in West Philadelphia, where police found a 16-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is in critical condition.

The second shooting happened at 800 N 9th Street, after a suspect described as a black male with dreads tried to rob a 39-year-old man at gunpoint. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right shoulder and was transported to Hahnemann Hospital in stable condition.

Police have confirmed that a man in his 20s was arrested in coonnection with the 9th Street shooting. No arrests have been made in the West Philadelphia incident. Investigations are ongoing.

The Bobster
05-21-2012, 08:43 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/Philadelphia_Violence_052112

Violent Weekend Leaves 4 Dead, Several Wounded
Updated: Monday, 21 May 2012, 9:08 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 21 May 2012, 6:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - At least four people are dead and several others injured after a violent weekend in Philadelphia.

One man is dead after a shooting Sunday night on the 4600 block of Sydenham Street in the Logan section of the city. Police found the victim in the street. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he died.

A corrections officer is the hospital following a shooting around 10 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of Adams Street in Frankford.

Police say the corrections officer was shot in the arm. His step-son was also shot. His wound proved to be fatal as he later died at the hospital. The officer is listed in stable condition.

The search is on for whoever killed a 33-year-old man who was found shot in the head next to his white Mercedes on the 500 block of West Cumberland Street in North Philadelphia late Saturday night.

In Cobbs Creek, there's another murder investigation. Police found this victim shot to death in the 900 block of Conestoga Street before sunrise Sunday. He'd been shot in the chin, chest and both arms. So far, no suspects in this investigation, either.

Just before 1 a.m. Monday in Southwest Philadelphia, one man was shot dead on Paschall Avenue. He was taken to the hospital, where he's listed in critical condition. Another man was shot right around the corner on Linmore Avenue. He's listed in stable condition at the hospital.

And a 22-year-old man is recovering after being shot just before 1 a.m. at 10th street and Duncannon Avenue in Logan. Police say the man suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh. He's listed in stable condition.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley was live at Philadelphia Police Headquarters on Monday morning with a look at this burst of crime.

Tricknologist
05-21-2012, 08:33 PM
Hey, Bob. Just out of curiosity, have you edited the total in the thread title as you go? I figured the number would be much higher by now...of course, Summer hasn't started yet.:p

The Bobster
05-29-2012, 07:05 AM
The total in the title is from a prior year and I've never edited it. I expect the total to surpass that number this year.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/05/29/especially-violent-night-in-philadelphia-leaves-2-dead-within-41-minutes/

Especially Violent Night In Philadelphia Leaves 2 Dead Within 41 Minutes
May 29, 2012 6:39 AM
By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Memorial Day turned into an especially violent night in Philadelphia, with three shootings in the span of just 41 minutes.

Four were people shot in what police say are unrelated incidents, two of them dead.

At 16th Street and Wyoming Avenue around 11 p.m., a 41-year-old man died from numerous gunshot wounds and a 46-year-old woman was shot in the leg.

“We found at least 35 spent cartridge casings on the street, and the sidewalks in this residential neighborhood, which indicates there was a large amount of shots fired,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Twenty minutes after that police were called to 5400 Glenmoore Avenue in the Elmwood section of the city, where a 20-year-old was shot and killed.

Then in the Fairmount section, at 20th and Poplar Streets, a man in his mid-20s was shot three times. He’s in critical condition this morning.

The Bobster
06-24-2012, 08:20 AM
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/18865880/violent-night-in-philadelphia

Violent Night In Philadelphia
Posted: Jun 24, 2012 10:38 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 24, 2012 10:41 AM EDT

An extremely violent night in Philadelphia claims the lives of four people, and injures four more.

The first shooting happened just before midnight on the 600 block of N. 38th Street. A man was shot in his arm and back, and driven to Presbyterian Hospital in a private vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Then, around 1:15am, a bartender at T-Barr's Bar in South Philadelphia was stabbed to death. He was found behind the bar. It's unknown if any money was stolen.

Around the same time in West Philadelphia, a patrol officer heard gunshots while he was on his route. He followed the sound to the 4000 block of Market Street, where he found a man running down the street, then fall to the ground after being shot. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A block party in East Falls turned violent when gunshots rang out. Police arrived to find one person killed, and three others injured by gunfire. You can read more about that shooting here.

Finally, around 4am, a 45-year-old man was walking down the street, when three men approached him. One of the men asked him for a lighter for his cigarette. The man, scared they were going to rob him, turned and ran. One of the men shot him in the upper thigh. The three men then jumped into a car, and sped off. The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was treated for his wounds.

The gunmen in all these cases are on the loose. If you have any information, you're urged to call Philadelphia Police.

The Bobster
07-02-2012, 05:25 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/07/01/violent-night-across-philadelphia/

Violent Night Across Philadelphia
July 1, 2012 10:13 AM
By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) It was another night of violence throughout Philadelphia.

Police recorded four separate and unrelated shootings leaving one person dead. There were also six stabbing incidents and at least two assault incidents resulting from arguments and fights.

Authorities say most of the victims are in critical but stable condition. In all but one of those incidents, the attackers were not found.

Police reported only one arrest.

Police are investigating one fatal shooting in the 400 block of South 4th Street around 3:30 a.m. morning. The identity and age of the victim has not been released and police have no suspect.