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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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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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September 11, 2010 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four people were injured when bullets ripped through a Kensington neighborhood Friday evening, police said. A 3-year-old girl suffered a minor graze wound to the left side of her head when the gunfire erupted around 6:45 p.m. in the area of Cornwall and F Streets, police said. The girl's 36-year-old mother was shot in a hip, police said. Both were listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital. A 23-year-old man was shot in the right wrist and was reported in stable condition at Temple, 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 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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July 7, 2016
ASIR BROWN was a baby, really. Hadn't even reached his full height. Asir should be someplace enjoying his summer vacation and looking forward to attending classes at Olney High School. But no. Because a coward with a gun shot up a backyard barbecue he was attending at his aunt's house Sunday night, his devastated family is hastily scraping together money to bury him. On Tuesday, at a vigil in his memory, people tossed money into a large, pink plastic bowl to help offset his funeral costs.
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June 29, 2016
Two men and a teenager were wounded in a triple shooting Monday night in North Philadelphia, police said. Gunfire erupted about 8:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Lehigh Avenue. A 17-year-old boy was shot twice in the right leg. He was taken by police to Temple University Hospital. Two men, ages 21 and 20, also were shot in the legs. The 21-year-old was taken by police to Temple. The 20-year-old was taken to Temple by private vehicle. Police reported no arrests. -Robert Moran  
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June 23, 2016
One man and three teens were hurt by gunfire within a 20-minute span Tuesday afternoon in the city's Germantown section. About 3:50 p.m., a 54-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his right shin in the unit block of West Rockland Street, police said. The victim declined assistance from responding medics. About 4:10 p.m., with police still on the scene, gunfire erupted nearby. A 19-year-old man was shot in the right ankle in the 4800 block of Germantown Avenue and was taken by police to Temple University Hospital.
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June 9, 2016 | By Tommy Rowan, Staff Writer
A mother of four was standing in her Chester kitchen before a boiling pot of mussels around 11 p.m. Monday when she heard the start of a gang fight outside her home. She instinctively reached for her 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, and yanked them to the floor, Chester police said Tuesday. The father followed suit and jumped onto the pile. Upstairs, their 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son, who was watching wrestling on a TV, slid to the floor in what has become as routine as a school fire drill for this family living in the William Penn Homes, a housing project on the 400 block of Whittington Place.
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April 26, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano and Jill Castellano, Staff Writer
Congregants at the Keystone Fellowship Church in Montgomery Township were singing a hymn Sunday morning as gunfire erupted, fatally wounding one man and terrorizing hundreds of worshipers, including children. People dove beneath chairs in the spacious sanctuary, afraid for their lives. The victim was Robert Braxton, 27, a member of the church, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele. He said that the shooter, also a church member, fired at least one shot from a semi-automatic handgun at Braxton, striking him in the chest.
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March 11, 2016
A man and a teenager were shot Wednesday evening in the Powelton Village section of West Philadelphia, police said. The shootings occurred about 5:45 p.m. in the 4000 block of Green Street, police said. A 25-year-old man, shot once in the head and once in the right forearm, was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and was in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy, shot once in the right knee and once in the right foot, was also taken to Penn Presbyterian. Police said his condition was unknown.
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March 6, 2016
Two suspects were in custody after someone shot at an unmarked police vehicle in the city's Frankford section Friday night. One bullet struck the front bumper of the vehicle shortly after 7 p.m. in the 5300 block of Hedge Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The bullet pierced the front grill and hit the radiator. The officer in the car was not hurt, Small said. Police were initially drawn to the location when nearby narcotics investigators heard numerous gunshots in the area.
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February 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
Delaware County authorities on Thursday released a video of a brazen drive-by shooting in Chester that left a 29-year-old man dead. The video shows a dark-green Dodge Caravan driving on the 400 block of West 3rd Street about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday. As it pulls up next to a black Pontiac, a person opens the van door and fires multiple shots, shattering the Pontiac's driver-side window and front windshield. The victim drove one block before slamming into a building on the 300 block of West 3rd Street, authorities said.
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