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October 29, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
TWO BIRTHDAY celebrations in North Philadelphia ended in gunfire, leaving two men dead and a third injured in separate weekend incidents. In the more recent shooting, police said a 28-year-old man was shot twice in the head as he sat in the driver's seat of a 2006 Dodge Magnum and a 43-year-old male passenger was shot several times in the arms, thigh and chest shortly before 2 a.m. yesterday on Master Street near 2nd. The driver, whose name was...
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September 15, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN Camden County police have reached out to several dozen community and civic leaders in the hope of gathering information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter who fired into a busload of preschool children in Camden's Centerville section Thursday. Police had no suspect by late Friday afternoon. "We're reaching out to well over 100 church and civic leaders - anybody who is a community leader who we can get the word out to," Michael Daniels, public information officer for the Camden County Police Department, said Friday.
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September 14, 2013 | By Julia Terruso and Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writers
CAMDEN A stray bullet, apparently fired during a gang confrontation, struck a school bus in Camden on Thursday afternoon, frightening a busload of 27 preschool children. One mother reported that her young son suffered a burn mark on his back from a shard that came from the bus window that was shattered. The bullet lodged in the ceiling of the bus, according to authorities. The child, who was not identified, was treated at a hospital, Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said during a 6 p.m. news conference outside police headquarters.
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September 13, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
ON ONE of the first days of the new school year, dismissal was marked by terror for a group of children and their parents in Camden yesterday, when police say a stray bullet hit a school bus in the city's Centerville section. No one was hurt, said Camden County police spokesman Michael Daniels. He said the bus was traveling near 9th Street and Ferry Avenue about 3:30 p.m. when shots rang out and one of the bullets caught the bus. "It looks as though it was an unintended target," Daniels said.
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August 20, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
NINE MONTHS AGO, Debra Morgan's daughter, Johnika Tiggett, lost her life to a stray bullet fired from a stranger's gun after a fight spilled out of a neighborhood bar where the young woman had gone to hang out with some friends. Now, Morgan says she wishes the bar, at Dennie and Clarissa streets - the same bar outside of which William Armour, 36, was fatally shot just 20 days before Tiggett, 25 - would be shut down for good. "It's always out from that bar," Morgan said recently, referring to violence and fights.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
An auto repair shop owner suffered a graze gunshot wound to the hand as he struggled with a gunman who tried to rob his Southwest Philadelphia business Thursday, police said. The owner was in the shop's garage on the 1900 block of South 70th Street about 11:45 a.m. when the bandit entered. As the owner struggled with the man in an attempt to take away the gun, two shots went off, said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division. Both shots went into the ceiling, one of them grazing the owner's hand.
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August 2, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THREE MEN accused of killing an innocent woman in a barrage of bullets in Nicetown early on Black Friday were held on murder charges yesterday during a raucous court hearing, while the case against a fourth accused shooter was dismissed. Byron McDonald, 19, Anthony Palmer, 33, Roland Thompson, 36, and Rashon Wiggins, 24, were accused of participating in a wild shootout outside a bar on Dennie Street near Clarissa early the morning of Nov. 23. Police said that more than 20 shots were fired on the block from five different guns.
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July 18, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman recovering from a routine medical procedure in a Delaware County hospital became the victim of what officials called a "fluke" shooting Monday night when a stray bullet pierced the window of her room and hit her in the abdomen. The woman, whose name was not released, was sitting in her bed at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland shortly before midnight when she heard a "pop," felt pain, and realized she had been shot, said District Attorney Jack Whelan. She rang for a nurse and was rushed into surgery, where doctors found that the bullet had not hit any major organs.
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July 18, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A STRAY BULLET MAY have traveled as far as a mile before it shattered a double-pane window and struck a patient inside a Delaware County hospital Monday night, authorities said. The 62-year-old victim, who hours earlier had been admitted to her first-floor room at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, was seated in a chair about 11:40 p.m. when the bullet came through her window and went through her abdomen, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said. The bullet entered and exited the victim's abdominal area without striking any major organs, according to Whelan.
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July 12, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE SCHUYLKILL Expressway's nerve-racking enough without bullets flying around, but state police say one angry motorist skipped the horn and went for a gun in a road-rage incident Wednesday night. The victim was driving his Chrysler 300 west on the Expressway about 10:30 p.m. between Montgomery Drive and Route 1 when he accidentally cut off another driver, said Cpl. Gerard McShea, of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Philadelphia. The victim said he saw the car behind him speed up and then heard a loud crack, McShea said.
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