Teenager shot dead while waiting for bus

Posted: April 16, 2012

Teenager shot dead while waiting for bus

* Wyoming Avenue near 11th Street

A teenager was fatally shot while waiting for a bus in Logan Saturday night, according to police.

Shortly before 11 p.m., the 18-year-old man - whose identity has not been released pending family notification - was shot once in the chest and once in the abdomen, police said.

He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:04 p.m. Police have not released a motive or suspect.

20-year-old fatally shot in SW Philly

* Greenway Avenue near 60th


A Southwest Philadelphia man was killed in his own neighborhood late Saturday morning, according to police.

Just before noon, Vondell Reavis, 20, was shot once in his left side and once in his right side, police said. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 12:16 p.m.

Boy, 7, hit by stray bullet during party

* 27th Street near Cecil B. Moore


A 7-year-old boy was hit by a bullet that tore through his bedroom ceiling during a house party in North Philadelphia on Saturday, but he is expected to survive his injuries, according to police.

About 25 to 30 people were at the house when, for unknown reasons, a gun was fired on the third floor about 2:10 a.m., police said. The bullet traveled through the third floor and the second-floor ceiling and struck the boy in the right leg as he slept in his second-floor bedroom, police said.

The child was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was treated for the gunshot wound before being transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition.

Police recovered a shell casing from the third-floor bedroom and obtained a warrant for a suspect, but declined to release the individual's name Sunday.

Suspect in baby's death surrenders

* 7th Street near Raymond,

Hunting Park

A man wanted in the death last summer of a 9-month-old boy turned himself in to police Friday night, homicide detectives said Sunday.

Oscar Rivera-Sanchez, 24, who told authorities he lived near Welsh Road and Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg, was charged with murder and related offenses in the July death of Milton Galarza-Rojas.

Still wanted in the boy's death is his aunt, Viameri Santana. Homicide detectives said that the baby was in his aunt's temporary care, and that Rivera-Sanchez was her boyfriend.

Police on Friday announced that arrest warrants were issued for the two adults, and that the Medical Examiner's Office had determined the infant's cause of death to be heroin and cocaine intoxication. About 2:30 a.m. July 26, medics responding to a home in Hunting Park found the boy not breathing. He was pronounced dead 40 minutes later at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Arrest in robbery of woman, 94

* Loretto Avenue near Fox Chase


Cops over the weekend nabbed the man they say robbed and assaulted a 94-year-old woman on Easter Sunday as she walked home from a grocery store in Northeast Philadelphia's Bell's Corner area.

Police said Antonio Santiago, 29, faces charges of robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, theft and receiving stolen property.

Surveillance video of the attack - during which the senior citizen suffered a broken arm and several cuts and bruises - was released by police last week.

According to court documents, Santiago is being held at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on $200,000 bail. He is to appear in court for a preliminary hearing May 1.

- Julie Shaw, Stephanie Farr

and Morgan Zalot

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