March 11, 2016
A police officer was injured in the city's Summerdale section Wednesday afternoon while responding to a chaotic shooting scene in Frankford, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 1:39 p.m. when a man allegedly fired a gun into a parked Toyota Sequoia on the 1300 block of Hunting Park Avenue, police said. The gunman then got into a white SUV and fled through an alley, eventually ditching the SUV at Coral and Valetta Streets, police said. A plainclothes narcotics officer saw the shooting and called for backup, police said.
February 24, 2016
Police are searching for a 19-year-old from West Kensington who they say killed two people and critically injured another during a shooting rampage on the 100 block of Wishart Street on Jan 3. Police said they had issued an arrest warrant for Ativa Jackson, who lived on the block where the shooting occurred. Jackson is accused of killing Richard DaVilla, 47, of the 3300 block of North American Street, and Raul Rodriguez, 21, of the 3600 block of North Third Street. DaVilla was pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds to the leg and back, police said, while Rodriguez died three days later from a gunshot wound to the head.
February 13, 2016
Two men were killed after a shooting Thursday morning in West Philadelphia, police said. The violence broke out at 10:12 a.m. at 60th and Spruce Streets, a police spokesman said. A 22-year-old man, shot once in the upper right chest, died 35 minutes later at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. A 26-year-old man was shot once in the chest and once in the torso and pronounced at Presbyterian Hospital at 12:35 p.m., police said. Police recovered a gun from that man and had been holding him as a suspect, police said.
January 15, 2016 |
IF THE Eagles truly are trying to recapture the tenure of former head coach Andy Reid with the reported imminent hiring of Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, why would that be a bad thing? Count me among those who felt that Reid had run his course with the Eagles when he was fired after the 2012 season, but that doesn't negate the success he had with the Birds. In 14 seasons in Philadelphia, Reid, who is now the coach in Kansas City, went 130-93-1 in the regular season, reached five NFC Championship Games and the February 2005 Super Bowl.
June 27, 2015 |
The only reason some kids showed up to Bartram High School some days, they say, was because of art. So when news started trickling out that the class had been cut for budgetary reasons, students were shocked, sad, angry. "It broke my heart," said Shanta Moulton, a rising junior. "Art is therapeutic. Everybody has their problems at home, but when you go to art class, it's a real calm place to be. " Bartram has attracted headlines for violence - staffers knocked unconscious by students this school year and the one prior, emblems of a school struggling to recover from chaos and financial woes.
May 14, 2013
Four males, including three teenagers, were injured in East Germantown Saturday night in an apparent drive-by shooting. According to police, a car stopped at a stop sign at 21st Street and Medary Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Someone in the vehicle began firing from the passenger side, striking victims in the shoulder, legs and buttocks. Police did not identify the wounded, said to be aged 15, 16, 17 and 20. They were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where they were in stable condition late Sunday afternoon, police said.
May 13, 2013 |
A Camden man died early Sunday morning after being shot multiple times in his car and then crashing the vehicle while trying to flee from the gunfire, according to police. Rayshine Burks, 24, was shot in his gold Buick Century in front of Center Food Market at the intersection of Henry and Royden Streets around 12:30 a.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. He drove away but crashed into a tree after two blocks, police said. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
May 13, 2013
A Camden man died early Sunday after being shot several times in his car and then crashing the vehicle while trying to flee from the gunfire, according to police. Rayshine Burks, 24, was shot in his gold Buick Century in front of Center Food Market at the intersection of Henry and Royden Streets around 12:30 a.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. He drove away but crashed into a tree after two blocks, police said. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.