Gun Violence

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Senator Casey and Commissioner Ross: This New Smartphone Gun Must Be Stopped

Right now, when you picture a handgun, the silhouette doesn’t resemble the iPhone in your pocket. Sen. Bob Casey and Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross want […]

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Maybe It’s Time for Philly to Think Differently About Crime

In the aftermath of Philadelphia’s most recent appallingly violent weekend, familiar scenes are playing out across the city for what seems like the umpteenth time. You […]

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Did Accused Cop Shooter Smuggle a Gun Into Jail?

A female prisoner couldn’t believe what she saw Scott Griffin do inside a police holding cell, just a month before he allegedly shot a young Philly […]

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Alleged Gunman, Cohort Arrested in Cop Shooting

Scott Griffin is behind bars — again. The 23-year-old, whom authorities say shot Officer James McCullough on Sunday night, was arrested earlier today by undercover narcotics […]

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Dad Charged With Shooting 4-Year-Old Daughter Recently Posted Gun Photos on His Facebook

A Philadelphia municipal court judge has denied bail for 30-year-old Kensington resident Maurice Phillips, who is charged with shooting his 4-year-old daughter Tahirah in the […]

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The Philly Police Force Is Short About 400 Officers. What Does That Mean?

What happens when your police force has about 400 fewer cops than expected? That’s the question we posed to Police Commissioner Richard Ross on Friday, […]

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Police Officer Shot in West Philly Sunday Night

Update: Some additional information has to come to light about an incident that ended with a cop getting shot on Sunday. According to law enforcement […]

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Are Doctors the Key to Ending Philly Gun Violence?

The sunlight and the tease of perfectly mild weather lured Nikki Jones and her son out of their low-slung West Philadelphia rowhouse on March 23rd. […]

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Police: 14-Year-Old Was Shot in West Philly Last Night

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the back in West Philadelphia on Tuesday night, just a day after City Council members vowed to make reducing […]

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City Council Holds Marathon Hearing on Youth Gun Violence

Cherie Ryans sat quietly in the back of City Council chambers this morning, propping up a poster with a black-and-white photo of her son. Terence Ryans […]

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Man Shot Four Times With Rifle Near La Salle Campus

Philadelphia Police today released terrifying surveillance video of a shooting in East Germantown. The shooting, at 5613 Chew Avenue, took place just a few blocks […]

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City Council Holding Hearing on Youth Gun Violence

City Council’s Committee on Public Safety is holding a hearing (PDF) this morning on youth gun violence prevention. Philly Mag’s David Gambacorta is at City […]

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There Were Nine Shootings in Philly Yesterday. Here’s What We Know About Them

Seemingly every corner of the city was touched by gun violence on Wednesday. Ten people were shot in nine separate incidents — one of which claimed […]

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Teen, Paralyzed By Earlier Shooting, Shot Again

A crimson, crescent moon-shaped stain was still visible on a sidewalk in West Oak Lane this morning, marking the spot where a group of men […]

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Cops Looking for Man Who Shot Teen Fast Food Employee

Police have released video of the man they say shot a teenage Church’s Chicken employee at the fast food restaurant’s location at Broad and Erie […]