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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | By Mike Schneider and Kyle Hightower, Associated Press
SANFORD, Fla. - The trajectory of the bullet and gunpowder on Trayvon Martin's body support George Zimmerman's account that the teen was on top of him when the defendant shot and killed Martin, an expert on gunshot wounds testified Tuesday. Forensic pathologist Vincent DiMaio also used photographs of Zimmerman to point out where he appeared to have been struck during testimony that took up a significant portion of the day's hearing. Defense attorneys, who said they may wrap up their case Wednesday, were hoping DiMaio's testimony would help convince jurors of the truth of Zimmerman's claims that he shot Martin in self-defense.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia is in a sweet spot for high-speed rail travel if the United States ever decides to follow European and Asian nations in developing bullet trains. Rail experts from France, Japan, England, and the United States on Tuesday outlined the success formula for high-speed trains: large populations, big job markets, frequent trains, and affordable fares. Among 7,870 American rail routes evaluated as candidates for high-speed rail, the Philadelphia-New York route ranked third, according to the Manhattan-based urban research organization the Regional Plan Association (RPA)
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four people were wounded when gunfire erupted Wednesday night in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia, police said. One of the victims was a woman who suffered a graze wound to her head while she was in a second-floor bedroom one block from where the shooting occurred, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. About 9:20 p.m., one or more gunmen fired at least 28 shots in the area of Daggett Street and Dicks Avenue, Small said. Police took all the victims to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
May 8, 2013
An emotional visit to Trenton by four families who lost children in the Newtown, Conn., shootings should have sharpened the debate over New Jersey legislation that would sensibly limit ammunition clips to 10 rounds. As the Connecticut families told the New Jersey lawmakers last week, limiting the number of rounds in a high-capacity magazine can save lives, as evidenced by the fact that 11 students were able to escape when the Newtown shooter, Adam Lanza, paused to reload. The 13th bullet fired by confessed shooter Jared Lee Loughner took the life of the 9-year-old granddaughter of former Phillies manager Dallas Green in the Arizona shooting that left six dead and critically wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.
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