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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
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February 8, 2001 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Police are investigating a lunch-hour drive-by shooting yesterday that left a city man dead. Kevin Jackson, 22, whose address was unavailable, was dead on arrival at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after the 11:55 a.m. attack in front of a church at 17th and Morris streets in South Philadelphia. Jackson was sitting in a 1998 silver BMW when a gunman in a gray sport-utility vehicle shot him, police said. He was shot several times in the neck, chest and left arm, police said.
NEWS
June 22, 2011
1THREE SHOT IN DRIVE-BY Three men were wounded in a drive-by shooting last night in the city's East Frankford section, police said. A man driving a white Buick Century opened fire about 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of Dyre Street and struck three men in their legs, police said. The car was last seen heading toward Frankford Avenue. Two men, 18 and 21, were taken to Temple University Hospital. A third man, 25, was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital. All were in stable condition.
NEWS
June 22, 2011
Three men were wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday evening in the city's Frankford section, police said. According to witnesses, the gunman was driving a white Buick Century when he opened fire around 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of Dyre Street and struck the three victims in the legs, police said. The Buick was last seen heading toward Frankford Avenue. Two men, ages 18 and 21, were taken to Temple University Hospital. The third, 25, was transported to Aria Health Torresdale Campus.
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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.
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March 4, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
A 21-year-old man was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia late Thursday, police said. After regaining consciousness, the victim told investigators the last thing he recalled while walking down the 1000 block of West Huntingdon Street about 11:35 p.m. was hearing a racing car engine and gunshots. Hit in the right neck, the man collapsed on the street. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in critical but stable condition. Police said they do not have a description of the car. Anyone with information should call Central Detectives at 215-686-3093.
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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.
NEWS
July 23, 2011
A drive-by shooting at a North Philadelphia playground put a teenager in the hospital Friday afternoon, according to police. The 18-year-old was in the East Poplar Playground on the 800 block of North Ninth Street when a burgundy car with tinted windows drove by and someone inside fired into the park, said Officer Jillian Russell, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia police. The teen was grazed by a bullet and released that day, she said. The shooter remains at large, and police have no description.
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June 18, 2011 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawrence Lewis did the right thing. Charged as the driver in a 2007 drive-by shooting in Southwest Philadelphia that killed Jaquin Lindsay, 18, Lewis immediately told police what he thought had happened, pleaded guilty, and testified for the prosecution in the trial of the alleged shooter, Troy Stokes. Stokes, 20, was acquitted by a Common Pleas Court jury June 10 and left the city's Criminal Justice Center that day, a free man. Lewis, 23, was sentenced Friday to a negotiated prison term of nine to 18 years, based on his guilty plea to third-degree murder and conspiracy.
NEWS
May 26, 2011
A West Philadelphia man will face trial on murder charges in the drive-by shooting that killed a mother of six the day before Mother's Day. Isaac Porterfield, 22, was ordered held for trial Wednesday by Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Dawn Segal after a preliminary hearing. In court, the son of the late Yvette Saunders identified Porterfield as the driver who pulled up in front of his aunt's house in Southwest Philadelphia and opened fire, hitting Saunders, 39, in the chest.
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March 3, 2016
Three men were injured in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon near a West Philadelphia charter school. The incident happened around 1 p.m. at 55th Street and Pemberton Street, about a quarter-block away from the Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School at 5501 Cedar Avenue, police said. No students were injured. Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said the school was placed on temporary lockdown for about two hours as police investigated the shooting. Two men, ages 28 and 31, were shot in the left sides of their buttocks, while a third man, 34, was shot once in his left hand, said Officer Tanya Little.
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November 6, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A BOY WHO WAS out walking with his father Wednesday night in Juniata Park was injured when a punk with a paintball gun hit him in the eye during a drive-by paintball shooting, police said. The 10-year-old child was walking home with his dad, on K Street near Pike, at 11:42 p.m., when a dark-colored car, possibly a green-or-black Honda, pulled up next to the pair, according to police. From the rear passenger's side of the vehicle, a man wearing ski goggles and a dark hoodie pulled out a paintball gun and fired two or three shots at the father and son, hitting the young child on the left side of his face near his eye, police said.
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August 26, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
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.
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August 26, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 8, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
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.
NEWS
May 14, 2013 | By Kevin McGill and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
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.
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June 16, 2012 | By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
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January 12, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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