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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
September 3, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in finding an East Germantown man who they say shot another man in the head last week in a neighborhood dispute. Chris Miller, 24, also known as George Spain and "Fell," is wanted on aggravated assault charges. About 6 p.m. Aug. 25, police said, Miller walked up to a 29-year-old man who had stopped his car at a stop sign at Woodlawn and Bloyd Streets in East Germantown. The man made it through the intersection, then heard a gunshot and blacked out, he told police.
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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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 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 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 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.
NEWS
July 21, 2016
Police discovered two sticks of homemade dynamite during an investigation of a double-parked minivan Tuesday night in the city's East Germantown section. About 9:40 p.m., police checking a double-parked white Chevrolet minivan at 20th Street and Champlost Avenue noticed the smell of marijuana and found a 31-year-old man inside along with two very young children, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. In plain view inside the car were what appeared to be two sticks of dynamite, Small said.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Gay Gilpin Johnson, 91, whose life's work was preserving Awbury Arboretum, a privately held park in East Germantown, died of an infection Thursday, July 7, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. Johnson not only volunteered at the 55-acre park, she also lived there for six decades, in one of the homes on the property near the Washington Lane SEPTA station. She provided management and fund-raising, and collected examples of the arboretum's rich history. She helped establish the Awbury Neighbors Association, and in 1985 pushed to make the Awbury Arboretum Association a nonprofit so that it could own and operate the park as a private entity.
NEWS
July 9, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old youth from West Oak Lane has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and related counts for allegedly shooting a 14-year-old girl inside an East Germantown rowhouse early Wednesday, according to police. Elijah Fauntleroy, of the 1500 block of 68th Avenue, turned himself in to Northwest Detectives around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Fauntleroy will face charges as an adult and was being held on $350,000 bail, according to court records. The teen is accused of playing with and mistakenly firing a handgun inside a house on the 5300 block of Bloyd Street around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Joseph A. Gambardello and Emily Babay, Staff Writers
Two teenagers were wounded overnight in separate shootings in the city, police said. One victim, a 13-year-old boy, was hit in the leg and arm when a gunman fired into a crowd in Hunting Park, and the other victim, a 14-year-old girl, was wounded in an apparent accidental shooting in East Germantown, police said. Both are expected to survive. The Hunting Park shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 4300 block of North Darien Street and apparently stemmed from a road rage incident, according to police.
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Bullets hit two teenagers in separate incidents in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, police said, the fourth and fifth youths in the city to be mistakenly shot in two weeks. Both victims - a girl, 14, and a boy, 13 - were expected to survive, but they joined a grim and growing list of city children unwittingly involved in violent incidents this year. Kids ages 16, 13, and 4 all died since June 23 after being struck by stray bullets, according to police. Six children under 18 have been killed by gunfire in Philadelphia since Jan. 1. Nationally, nearly 2,000 juveniles have been shot in 2016, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit group that tracks shootings in the United States.
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