June 27, 2016 |
Two teenagers were shot and injured early Saturday while attending a graduation party in Nicetown, police said. One victim, 18, had just arrived at the party on Rowan Street, near Germantown Avenue, about 12:35 a.m., police said, when he heard gunshots and then noticed he was hit twice in his upper right back. He ran and collapsed on the steps of a house on Rowan Street. The other victim, also 18, had already been at the party and was outside near the 1900 block of Rowan talking to a friend when he heard a gunshot from Germantown Avenue and then realized he had been grazed by a bullet in his left middle finger, police said.
June 3, 2016 |
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer's bullet flew into a lobby at Temple University Hospital late Tuesday, one of three shots he fired at a driver whose car had collided with his motorcycle in North Philadelphia, police said. No one was seriously injured, although the officer - whom police did not identify Wednesday - was treated for abrasions to his knees and elbows. He is an eight-year veteran assigned to North Philadelphia's 22nd District, police said. It was the second time in less than a month that a Philadelphia officer had fired at a moving vehicle, which is generally against Police Department regulations.
May 24, 2016 |
Chester police searched for surveillance video and potential witnesses Sunday as they tried to learn who opened fire on a city street corner the night before, killing a 14-year-old boy and injuring two others. Delaware County District Attorney John J. Whelan said Sunday that the teen and another person, two years older, were struck by gunfire after 8 p.m. Saturday on the 1100 block of Pine Street when someone started shooting at adults in a car. One of the passengers, a 33-year-old woman, was hit in the shoulder, Whelan said.
April 22, 2016 |
Five students were arrested Wednesday after a handgun and drugs were found at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School in Upper Darby, police said. The school was placed on lockdown for about two and a half hours while police searched for the gun, said Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. Around 11 a.m., a student saw a boy apparently selling marijuana to two girls at a trolley stop at Garrett Road and Lansdowne Avenue. At some point, the boy pulled a gun and threatened the girls, Chitwood said.
February 13, 2016 |
At a brief but emotional vigil Thursday night in Chester, more than two dozen residents gathered to issue a strong statement to the Delaware County district attorney: We don't believe you. Huddled in the spot where 33-year-old Shalamar Longer was killed by police in a hail of gunfire Monday morning - a shooting the district attorney later said appeared justified - several residents said they were not accepting authorities' explanation. Offering prayer and remembrances of Longer's life, they vowed to prevent anything similar from happening again.
January 19, 2016 |
Update: Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of John Brock, 32, a homeless man, in the fatal shooting of a worker at the Shelter House shelter in North Philadelphia. The victim was identified as Edward Barksdale. Earlier Story: A FORMER RESIDENT of a North Philadelphia homeless shelter who had been evicted Friday night because he was high on drugs and became violent with the staff returned to the shelter Sunday morning with a gun and shot two employees, killing one of them, according to police and a source close to the shelter.
December 9, 2015 |
A bullet found in a Radnor High School hallway on Monday was all it took for the school to declare a lockdown, news helicopters and reporters to rush to the scene, five bomb dogs from four jurisdictions to be brought to investigate, and parents and students to send a steady stream of text messages back and forth. "Society right now is so hyped about shootings," said Janelle McClure, a parent who was waiting anxiously for school to be dismissed. She was upset that the school did not contact parents immediately about the discovery.
November 4, 2015 |
BY THE TIME the streetlights clicked on above Marston Street at Susquehanna Avenue last night, there was barely room to stand. It was a warm night in North Philly, warmer than it should be in early November. The kind of night that would've found Saleem West out on the blacktop working on his jump shot, laughing with his friends. Shakur Simmons was often out there with West, talking about their love of Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors. Simmons last saw West late Friday, after they had shared a ride on the bus home from Delaware Valley Charter School in Logan.
October 30, 2015 |
Is there some unwritten rule that if a Broadway musical has enough clever choreography, snappy tunes, and human traffic onstage you can get away with confoundedly stupid writing? Or "stooo-ped" in the gangster parlance of Bullets Over Broadway , the touring musical that arrived Tuesday for a run through Sunday at the Academy of Music. Though Woody Allen is the show's credited writer, I refuse to believe that he authored the many lame fat jokes or that the original director/choreographer, Susan Stroman (whose work is recreated here by Jeff Whiting)