August 17, 2016 |
Three men were wounded, two critically, in a pair of daylight shootings that happened less than an hour apart in Philadelphia on Monday morning. Two men were listed in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center after a shooting near Mole and Wingohocking Streets, on the border of Logan and Nicetown, about 10:25 a.m. Monday, police said. A 31-year-old man was shot five times, suffering wounds to his chest, leg and arm. Another man in his early 30s was shot twice in his stomach.
August 11, 2016 |
A 6-year-old girl playing in front of her house was critically wounded when gunfire erupted Tuesday night in the city's East Germantown section, police said. Police on Wednesday said the gunman was believed to have been firing at another man on the street, though investigators were continuing to sort out precisely what happened and search for the shooter. Just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the 6300 block of Woodstock Street, where they found the girl on the sidewalk next to the steps of her home, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
July 15, 2016 |
Belle might just be the walking definition of "lucky dog. " The 18-month-old standard poodle lives to play catch with her owners. But two months ago, the game nearly killed her. In mid-May, Belle was speeding after a ball outside her home in Townsend, Del., when she impaled herself on a 2-foot-long steel rod. Nearly 18 inches of the rod, which had been attached to a scissor jack holding up a camper, was driven into her chest cavity. "It ran right through her, but she didn't whimper once," said owner Lori Broome.
May 29, 2016
A 57-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition after getting stabbed in the chest during a robbery Friday night in North Philadelphia, police said. The robbery occurred just before 7:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Venango Street, police said. The victim, who was stabbed in the right side of his chest, was taken by medics to Temple University Hospital. Police recovered a weapon at the scene but reported no arrest. - Robert Moran
May 21, 2016
A 30-year-old man was fatally shot in South Philadelphia Thursday afternoon, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was in a vehicle on the 2600 block of Dickinson Street when he was shot in his right eye, chest and an arm, about 3:15 p.m. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:37 p.m., police said. No arrest has been made. - Julie Shaw
May 20, 2016
A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday afternoon after being shot once in the chest in West Philadelphia, police said. Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said the victim was a passenger in a car with another 16-year-old boy. They were not from the city, and were going to visit the driver's father's house on the 100 block of Vogdes Street, Walker said. The teen who was driving later told police that after they turned onto Vogdes Street, they heard gunshots from a black car near the intersection, Walker said.
May 17, 2016 |
Two people were killed and four others wounded in separate, violent crimes that occurred overnight Saturday in Philadelphia, according to police. The victims included a 62-year-old man shot in the knee, a woman in her early 20s shot six times, and a 49-year-old man fatally stabbed in the chest, police said. Authorities did not identify any of the victims Sunday, and had reported no arrests in any of the six cases. The first homicide occurred just after 2 a.m. Sunday on the 3600 block of Aspen Street in the Mantua section, police said, when a 49-year-old man was found by police on the street with a stab wound in his chest.
May 1, 2016
A 32-year-old man died Friday afternoon after being shot on a North Philadelphia street, police said. The man, who was not identified, was shot twice in his chest about 2:15 p.m. on the 1400 block of North Fourth Street. He was taken by medics to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:54 p.m. Police said no arrest has been made and no gun was recovered. - Julie Shaw
April 28, 2016
A 38-year-old man was in critical condition Tuesday after allegedly being shot once in his chest by his own father, police said. Police said the shooting happened about 1 p.m. outside on the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue in Mayfair following an argument between the father and son. The victim was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale Hospital. Police said an arrest was made and a gun was recovered. Neither the father nor the son's names were immediately released. - Julie Shaw
April 27, 2016
A 29-year-old man was shot five times and critically wounded at lunchtime Monday in Ogontz and police took a suspect into custody after a half-hour standoff. The victim, who was described as uncooperative, was taken to Einstein Medical Center after the 11:57 a.m. shooting on the 5800 block of Old York Road, police said. He had been shot twice in the neck, and once each in the chest, stomach and buttocks, police said. Police said a witness told them a gunman wearing a black hoodie, and a tan hat and carrying a black backpack and tan shopping bag had run into a residence on the 1400 block of Conlyn Street, just around the corner.