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September 6, 1995 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Four people were shot last night when a barrage of gunfire erupted at Randolph Street and Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia's Fairhill section. According to detectives, a number of residents called police about 8:55 p.m. to report the sounds of gunfire echoing through the neighborhood. One caller reported hearing six shots ring out in quick succession. When officers arrived, they found Luis Serrano, 22, lying near the intersection suffering from a gunshot wound of the mouth.
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April 29, 2000 | By Lauren Mayk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A 22-year-old Edgewater Park man was the apparent - though uninjured - target Thursday night in the most recent case of shots being fired in this township, police said yesterday. The attack, in the Hawthorne Park section, marked the seventh time since late March that gunfire has been reported to police. The man told officers, who arrived at the scene after residents called about 11:15 p.m. to report hearing gunfire, that he was standing on the corner of Hopewell and Hancock Lanes when a minivan moving down Hopewell passed him, then stopped.
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December 4, 1986 | By JOE O'DOWD and JOE CLARK, Daily News Staff Writers
A fugitive being sought here and in New York ran down a Philadelphia detective in South Philadelphia this morning while escaping from authorities in a hail of gunfire. Officers believe the fugitive returned their shots. U.S. Marshal Thomas Rapone said the fugitive, Donald Joyce, 20, of Reed street near 5th, and his girlfriend managed to elude three 2-man Fugitive Task Force teams, despite the bullets that pierced the fleeing auto's back window. Joyce is wanted for armed robbery in New York.
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December 31, 1989 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
One morning three weeks ago, three residents of Evangelical Manor stepped outdoors for a leisurely stroll. They were rudely interrupted by a couple of gunshots. The seniors had been making their way along a paved walking path that overlooks a valley of Pennypack Park, which borders the retirement home at 8401 Roosevelt Blvd. When the shots rang out from the valley below, Evangelical Manor staffers gently hustled the residents back indoors. "We suggested to them that a second cup of coffee might be nice," security and maintenance supervisor Ron Richardson said.
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April 28, 1991 | By John Way Jennings and Peter Landry, Inquirer Staff Writers
A rap concert winding up the Penn Relays ended with a burst of violence just before midnight, as several patrons traded gunfire with each other and then shot it out with a police officer trying to quell the disturbance, police said. The incident sparked a floor-by-floor police search of a parking garage outside the arena at 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard and a car-by-car canvassing of all vehicles leaving the area. Three people were hit by gunfire in the incident, but police said all their wounds were minor.
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February 13, 2011 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two men died in a flaming Kensington rowhouse Saturday afternoon during a harrowing episode in which firefighters and police were stalled by gunfire from within the building before it collapsed, police said. Neither of the dead men had been identified, said Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman. The deaths and fire were under investigation, he said. One of the men appeared to have been fatally shot in the head by the other inside the rowhouse, Evers said. The gunman then exchanged fire with two or three police officers, Evers said, but it was not known whether any police bullets had struck the man. No officers or firefighters were injured, Evers said.
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June 25, 2012
Philadelphia police were looking for two men in connection with a Sunday night shooting at a basketball court that left four people wounded. Around 7:23 p.m., police were called to Kemble Park near Ogontz and Olney Avenues and found four injured people. A women, 20, had been shot in the left thigh. Two 20-year-old men, had each been shot in the right shin, and another man, whose age was not known, was shot in the left ankle. All four victims were taken to Einstein Hospital and listed in stable condition.
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October 28, 1992 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Five teenagers were shot, one fatally, when a fight broke out between two groups yesterday afternoon in the 6000 block of Kingsessing Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Homicide detectives recovered 26 shell casings and unspent rounds - all apparently from a 9mm weapon - in the street and on the sidewalk after the 3:30 p.m. assault. Two bullets ripped into an unoccupied car, parked on Edgewood Street, a small street in the 6000 block of Kingsessing Avenue. Police initially thought a drive-by shooting had taken place, but after further investigation decided the incident stemmed from a fistfight.
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July 18, 2010
Passengers fleeing from gunfire on a SEPTA trolley Sunday night in Southwest Philadelphia sent a 3-year-old girl to the hospital, authorities said. Shots crackled shortly after 8:30 p.m. after an altercation erupted between two men on the number 13 trolley at 57th Street and Chester Ave. One of the men was treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for a bullet wound to the groin. The other man fled. Police had made no arrests Sunday night at 11 p.m. The girl, who was jostled by riders, was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she was reported to be in good condition, police said.
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August 7, 2012
HARRISBURG - A street in Pennsylvania's capital that was barricaded last week after a series of gunfights has been reopened. Officials in Harrisburg said the block of uptown's Curtain Street and two adjoining alleys were slated to be closed only through the weekend. But Robert Philbin, spokesman for Mayor Linda Thompson, said Monday that the barriers could return or might be used on other streets if warranted. Thompson ordered the 24-hour police barricades put in place Friday after gunfire earlier in the week left bullet holes in cars and homes.
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July 15, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two people were wounded by gunfire, one critically, on an Ogontz block Sunday night, Philadelphia police said. Police said the victims were sitting outside their homes on the 1600 block of Widener Place with friends at 10:18 p.m. when they heard gunshots. One victim, a 20-year-old man, heard the shots, realized he had been hit, and ran into his house. The second victim, a 45-year-old woman, was listening to music with friends outside another house on the block. She was struck in the abdomen and right leg, and is now listed in critical condition at a hospital.
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April 28, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin and Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writers
Loud talking. Gunfire. "Oh, s-! Get out of the way!" Then a faint voice calling, "Help. " Liz, a 44-year-old resident of the Gateway neighborhood in Camden, heard the confrontation on Mechanic Street as midnight Friday gave way to Saturday morning. She looked outside and saw someone helping a person on the ground struggling to get up. Immediately, she called 911. By the time she ran outside, police and paramedics were already there. That's when she saw a young man, shaking and struggling to hold himself up, lock eyes with her. To her horror, it was her 18-year-old cousin Ja'Meer Bullard.
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April 22, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
A MAN STOOD on Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden clutching an umbrella, unaware that several Philadelphia City Council members were watching him from another part of the city in a dark room full of computer monitors. Council President Darrell Clarke had led the journey over the Ben Franklin Bridge to Camden yesterday morning to check the Camden County Police Department's nerve center, its Real-Time Tactical Operations and Information Center, where a network of cameras and hidden microphones is monitored like something out of a spy thriller.
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April 8, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A DELAWARE COUNTY man accused of shooting more than hoops during a weekend basketball game in Kingsessing claims that his gunfire was in self-defense. Maurice Tavares, 26, surrendered to police yesterday with his attorney, Eugene Tinari. Investigators had been seeking the Chester resident since Saturday, when he allegedly fired a single shot from his .40-caliber handgun while coaching a team of teens inside the Christy Recreation Center, on 55th Street near Whitby Avenue. To hear Tinari tell it, Tavares was acting in desperation, fearful of the actions of an angry crowd.
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April 2, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
LISA HARLEY was inside her house Thursday night when she heard the gunshots. A few of them, just before 10:30. She did what she always does when she hears gunfire in her corner of West Philly - she called her son, Gregory Pharr, to make sure he was OK. He didn't answer. But she wasn't worried. Then, later that night, there came a knock at her door. It sounded like Gregory's, the kind he would use when it was late and he wanted to come inside. But it wasn't him. And it never would be again.
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February 14, 2015 | By Mark Fazlollah and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philippe Holland, a pizza delivery man who was shot by Philadelphia police last April, has filed a long-expected suit against the city. Holland, 20, from Upper Darby, was hit in the neck, leg, and head when two officers fired 14 shots at his car after he made a delivery in West Philadelphia. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has said the shooting was "unfortunate all around" and "turned out not to be a good result. " He could not be reached for comment Thursday. The lawsuit, filed Monday by attorney Thomas R. Kline in Philadelphia court, names as defendants plainclothes officers Mitchell Farrell and Kevin Hanvey, of the 18th District.
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January 2, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Jaskolka and his family stood before television cameras Wednesday to repeat a plea they have made every New Year's Eve for more than a decade: for people to stop firing guns into the air at the stroke of midnight. Jaskolka was 11 when, minutes into the new year in 1999, he was hit in the head by a stray bullet, fired off in celebration near 2nd Street in South Philadelphia. Now 27, Jaskolka has undergone 33 surgeries on his brain, and another 21 on his eyes. "I lost count at 17," he said Tuesday.
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December 7, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
TROUBLE HAS once again found star-crossed rapper Beanie Sigel. The 40-year-old was shot and critically injured yesterday morning in Pleasantville, N.J. A bullet hit Sigel's abdomen and exited through his back, said Pleasantville Chief Jose Ruiz. The rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was found about 9:25 a.m. inside a home on Spruce Avenue near Somerset. Ruiz said investigators were waiting to question Sigel about the shooting, which unfolded following an altercation of some kind.
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October 2, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
THE EVENT HALL at Park and Chew avenues in Fern Rock has a sign outside that says it's a day-care, so its promoters need all the help they can get to draw attention to the hall's pay-at-the-door weekend parties. Now the hall, which sometimes markets itself as the Nifiji Club, is getting a lot of special attention - from the Police Department and District Attorney's Office. Officials met with concerned neighborhood residents last night - two weeks after a wild shootout following a motorcycle club's party at the hall left two people dead and two injured - and pledged that if they have anything to do with it, the hall's doors won't be open much longer.
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