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March 16, 2013
A 13-year-old boy was shot in the lower left leg Friday night in the city's East Germantown section, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 in the 6200 block of Musgrave Street, police said. Police took the boy to Einstein Medical Center. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
NEWS
June 21, 2013
A 34-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in the city's East Germantown section, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was shot in the groin about 12:47 p.m. in the 900 block of East Church Lane, police said. He was transported by medics to Einstein Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 1:25 p.m. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
NEWS
September 11, 2012
A pregnant 24-year-old woman was strangled Monday afternoon in the city's East Germantown section, police said. At 2:26 p.m., police and medics were called to the 800 block of East Chelten Avenue, where they found the woman dead inside and the alleged perpetrator, a 28-year-old man, still at the scene. The man was taken into custody, but charges remained pending Monday night, police said. - Robert Moran
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
CITY WORKERS in hazmat suits fumigated a house in East Germantown yesterday, the same day the Daily News wrote about neighbors' complaints of mice and roaches from that house swarming 12 other homes on the block. Rebecca Swanson, spokeswoman for the Department of Licenses and Inspections, said the city took immediate action yesterday after a caretaker of the homeowner admitted the woman was still living there and that he was unable to fumigate it. Neighbors said they thought the woman had moved out, leaving the home with piles of garbage inside.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
A woman's body was found in the basement of a house in East Germantown after a fire there was put out, police said. The house, on the 200 block of East Price Street, was believed to be vacant, police said. The fire was reported shortly before 9 p.m. and placed under control about 9:30 p.m., when the body was discovered, according to police and the Philadelphia Fire Department. jlai@phillynews.com 856-779-3220 @elaijuh
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NEWS
September 20, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A 24-year-old shot dead on the back steps of his Kingsessing home. Rapper Meek Mill's cousin gunned down outside a South Philly takeout joint. A 68-year-old woman stabbed to death inside her Northeast Philadelphia home, allegedly by a 60-year-old friend who then killed himself. A decomposed body with dozens of stab wounds, found inside a burning East Germantown home. Philadelphia is recording homicides at the fastest pace since 2012, and those killings and others last week added to a homicide total that by Saturday at midnight stood at 203, an increase of about 8 percent over the same point last year, police statistics show.
NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Jeff Gammage, Staff Writer
After 60 years at the same spot on Germantown Avenue - a giant stone-and-mortar castle that once was a Masonic lodge - the showroom of the Cunningham Piano Co. is leaving, headed to new quarters beside the King of Prussia Mall. Why? Changes. In markets, in buying habits, in the neighborhood. The firm serves an East Coast clientele - and wants to grow local mom-and-pop sales, to more easily connect to suburban families looking to purchase a quality piano. And, its owners said, it needs to escape the perception of some metro-area customers that a visit to East Germantown is risky, a view encouraged by comings and goings at the methadone clinic next door.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
This is not the column I thought I'd be writing about Paul Kroll. I thought I'd write a kind of "he did Philly proud" piece applauding Kroll, a gifted welterweight boxer, for his relentless, years-long quest to win a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic boxing team. He missed qualifying by a lone bead of sweat but left everything he had in the ring, a contender to the end. I thought I'd be sharing news that Kroll, at 21, was turning pro. That his cheering section — from his awesome parents and siblings, to the neighbors on his North Philly block, to the coaches and kids at Rivera Rec Center, where he trained —were already dreaming big about his future.
NEWS
September 3, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police have identified two men who were shot dead Wednesday outside tennis courts and a community center in Philadelphia. The unrelated fatal shootings are both being investigated as homicides. The first was reported about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, when officers responding to call for an unresponsive person found 20-year-old Sabree Jones near tennis courts on the 400 block of West Abbotsford Avenue in Fernhill. Jones, of East Germantown, had suffered gunshot wounds to his head, chest and stomach.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Authorities have identified four men and a boy killed in separate incidents in Philadelphia over a 48-hour period. The deadly shootings happened between Friday and Sunday afternoon, and the victims ranged in age from 16 to 52. Investigators were continuing to search for suspects in all five homicides. The most recent of the fatal shootings happened about 2 p.m. Sunday, when the youngest victim, 16-year-old Rodney Anderson, was found shot in a car on the 2000 block of East Orleans Street in Kensington, a few blocks from his home.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Emily Babay, and Joseph A. Gambardello, STAFF WRITERS
Summer in the city often means warm nights on the front step, neighbors gathered around, children playing in the street. But any sense of calm on an East Germantown block Thursday night was violently disrupted when at least three shooters sprayed dozens of bullets through the neighborhood, striking houses, cars, and four people - including Mahaj Brown, a 6-year-old boy who was critically wounded, police said. It was the second time in a week that a 6-year-old child was struck by stray gunfire in Philadelphia.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
The gunman's target Tuesday evening was a man running down an East Germantown street, police said, but his only victim was a 6-year-old girl whose life he forever altered with a single bullet - and seemingly without a second thought. The girl, hit in her chest by one of 21 bullets fired around 7 p.m. on the 6300 block of North Woodstock Street, was listed in critical but stable condition Wednesday at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, according to police. A woman who answered the door Wednesday at the girl's home on Woodstock said the child was fighting for her life in the hospital.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Police are investigating a series of early morning shootings Wednesday that left three men wounded, two critically, across Philadelphia. A man was shot several times while sitting in a car just before 6:40 a.m., police said. Police said the 40-year-old man was shot near Forrest and Mount Pleasant Avenues, on the border of the Stenton and Cedarbrook sections. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition. Earlier, another man was critically wounded in a shooting in the Ogontz section.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 26, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Firefighter Gabriel Lee, who died during a night shift in North Philadelphia on Saturday, was a kind and soft-spoken father of three who had worked in the department for more than 20 years, his family said Sunday. Lee, 42, of East Germantown, was also an accomplished amateur boxer, said his mother-in-law, Faustine Myers, and he was recently baptized at Second Baptist Church of Germantown, the same church where his son sings in a choir. "He was a wonderful man," Myers said. For each of those reasons and more, Lee's sudden death Saturday night was a complete surprise, Myers said.
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