The Crime Behind Joyce Evans’ Breaking Bad Tweet

More senseless violence in Southwest Philly.

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 9.26.07 AMEverybody’s paid so much attention to Joyce Evans’ infamous Breaking Bad tweet from Sunday night, that the actual story she was reporting has become nearly obscured. So let’s rescue it, shall we?

Here’s Fox 29’s own report, the one that Evans was promoting and anchored:

One person is dead, and five people are hurt after a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.




It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday at 54th Street and Florence Avenue in the city's Kingsessing neighborhood.

Police say a group of men were standing on the corner outside of Los Papi Deli, a grocery store, when two gunmen opened fire.

Forty to 50 shots were fired.

The Daily News William Bender reports that nobody in the neighborhood is talking:

“We have nothing,” Capt. George Fuchs said at the scene, with dozens of neighbors and others standing outside the crime tape. “No leads, no motive, no witnesses, nothing. Nobody is telling us anything.”

On the street behind him, the body of a 23-year-old man was covered in a sheet next to two bicycles. He was pronounced dead at 7:09 p.m.

Five other male victims, ranging from 18 to 23, were taken to area hospitals with gunshots wounds to their legs, arm or chest. Four were in stable condition, one critical.

So there you have it. In Philly, it's not the deadly, near massacre-style shooting that's so newsworthy. It's an anchorwoman's gaffe. No wonder John Bolaris never seems to leave town.

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  • phillysportsfan

    gee, people who have been systematically abused by the police refuse to cooperate with them. imagine that.