August 26, 2015 |
THREE PEOPLE were injured in a drive-by shooting last night in Kensington, targeted by a violent gunman wielding an assault rifle, police said. It was the second shooting on the block - a tiny, one-way side street - in as many days. Just after 6 p.m., Josue Pizzaro, 25, his cousin Stephanie Rivera, 22, and an unidentified man were sitting outside Pizzaro's home on Boudinot Street near Auburn, according to Susalyn Marrero, Pizzaro's mother and Rivera's cousin. They were hanging out, taking in the fading sun of a late-summer evening, when a gold minivan pulled up in front of them, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
August 26, 2015 |
Two men and a woman were wounded in a drive-by shooting Monday evening in the city's Kensington section, police said. About 6:10 p.m., a man fired shots, possibly from an assault rifle, from the sunroof of a gold-colored minivan in the 2800 block of Boudinot Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. A 22-year-old woman was shot four times in the abdomen, police said. A 33-year-old man was shot once in the right thigh. A 25-year-old man was shot in the right foot. Police transported the victims to Temple University Hospital, where all three were listed in stable condition.
October 8, 2013 |
THIS MUCH police know: About 7 last night, several dozen bullets were flying outside Los Papi Deli & Grocery, killing one young man and wounding five others in the middle of the city's Kingsessing section. But that's about all investigators had last night, because despite the fact that 54th Street and Florence Avenue had turned into a war zone, nobody saw anything - at least, nothing they cared to share with police. "We have nothing," Capt. George Fuchs said at the scene, with dozens of neighbors and others standing outside the crime tape.
May 14, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Police hope that a $10,000 reward and blurry surveillance camera images will lead to arrests in a Mother's Day shooting that wounded 19 people and showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies the city's festive image. Monday night, police identified Akein Scott, 19, as a suspect, saying several people had identified him. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said it was too early to say whether Scott was the only suspect and that police were looking for him. Angry residents said gun violence - which has flared at two other city celebrations this year - goes hand-in-hand with the city's other deeply rooted problems such as poverty and urban blight.
June 16, 2012 |
BILLINGS, Mont. - A West Virginia man who claimed to be a victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called "Kindness in America" has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday. Ray Dolin, 39, of Julian, W. Va., made the acknowledgment Thursday night, said Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier. The case remains under investigation and charges are possible, though none have been filed. Dolin claimed he was hitchhiking along U.S. Highway 2 west of Glasgow on Saturday when the driver of a maroon pickup pulled over and shot him in the arm. Authorities later arrested Lloyd Christopher Danielson 3d, 52, and charged him with felony assault.
March 21, 2012
Two men and a 14-year-old boy were wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon in the Southwark section of South Philadelphia, police said. The three victims were standing on the corner at Fifth and Pierce Streets when someone in a vehicle opened fire about 3:25 p.m., police said. Police took the teen, who was shot once in the left leg, to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Two 52-year-old men were both shot in the right ankle; medics took them to Jefferson. All were listed in stable condition.
January 12, 2012 |
A sometime street-corner rapper from North Philadelphia has been found guilty of third-degree murder by a Philadelphia jury in a 2009 drive-by shooting that mistakenly killed a Housing Authority carpenter. Jamaal "Steel" Simmons, 28, was found guilty Wednesday by a Common Pleas Court jury in the July 25, 2009, incident that mortally wounded Rodney Barnes, a 46-year-old father of four and a minister at Mount Airy Church of God in Christ. Judge Carolyn Engel Temin set sentencing for March 14. The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Mark Gilson, said he would seek the maximum prison term of 50 to 100 years.
December 31, 2011
Two men were in critical condition Friday after being caught in the cross fire of a drive-by shooting in the Mantua section of the city, police said. Passengers in two cars driving near 41st and Parrish Streets opened fire on each other just before 9 p.m. An 81-year-old man standing near the corner received a bullet wound to the head. A 69-year-old man in a wheelchair nearby was shot in an arm and his back. Investigators do not believe either was the intended target of an attack.
September 28, 2011 |
AJUDGE took the rare step yesterday of allowing former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, charged with murder in a drive-by shooting, to go free on $230,000 bond after hearing friends and coaches testify that he was too focused on making a comeback to squander his future on a revenge killing. Prosecutors said they feared Crittenton could threaten witnesses who implicated him in the Aug. 19 shooting death of 22-year-old Julian Jones in Atlanta. Police said Crittenton was retaliating for being robbed of $55,000 worth of jewelry when Jones was mistakenly hit by gunfire while standing outside her house.
August 9, 2011 |
STEVEN "GORILLA" Mondevergine, once the baddest guy in the biker world, pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated assault and firearms offenses for shooting and stabbing a rival Pagans leader three years ago. Mondevergine, 56, fat and slovenly in a sleeveless white shirt that showed off arms riddled with tattoos, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Earl Trent to three to 10 years in state prison as part of a negotiated plea deal. Deputy District Attorney Brian Grady withdrew an attempted-murder charge in exchange for the plea.