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Gun Violence

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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 […]

Shooting - Chew Avenue - March 24th - Philadelphia
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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 […]

Citified

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

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Social Media Threat Closed Tacony Academy Charter School in Wissinoming Today

UPDATE: Tacony Academy Charter School in Wissinoming is open today, according to a message from the school’s CEO and principal. “We are putting additional security […]

City Life

Cops Make Arrest in Shooting at 15th and Locust

Philadelphia Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting earlier this month at 15th and Locust streets in Center City. Police today announced […]

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Council Looks to Create a Commission on Youth Gun Violence

The Philadelphia City Council appears ready to ask voters to approve a new commission to seek answers to the city’s ongoing problem with gun violence. […]

City Life

False Alarm in “Active Shooter” Situation in San Diego

UPDATE 1/26/2016 2 p.m.: On Tuesday morning in California, shots were reported inside a San Diego naval facility, but it looks like it was a […]

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Tattoo Parlor Owner Shoots at Armed Robbers

Two men who allegedly tried to rob a Philadelphia tattoo parlor with a gun last Thursday night got a big surprise when it turned out […]

City Life

Police ID Suspect, Offer $20,000 Reward in Shelter Shooting

UPDATE: The Philadelphia Police Department reports that John Brock, the suspect in Sunday’s shelter shooting, has turned himself in to homicide investigators. He’ll face charges […]

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Obama Talks Gun Violence and Executive Actions From White House

On Tuesday, United States President Barack Obama took to a podium at the White House to discuss the executive actions that the White House unveiled […]

City Life

Bullets and Bigots: Remembering Philadelphia’s 1844 Anti-Catholic Riots

It started with a Bible, of all things. Bishop Francis Kenrick, who, like many of the newest Philadelphians in the mid-1840s, had come to America […]