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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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April 28, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN - A 28-year-old man was shot in Camden by officers after he fired at them several times Friday night, authorities said Saturday. Four officers from the Camden County Police Department arrived just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of South 7th Street and Sycamore Street, in the Bergen Square section of the city, in response to a report of a man with a gun in Chestnut Court. When they arrived, the prosecutor's office said, they found James Dickerson, of Camden, who officers said drew his gun and fired "several shots.
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February 25, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A MAN shot his wife to death then turned the gun on himself in the basement of his mother's North Philadelphia home on Saturday while his mother, sister and 11-year-old niece were upstairs, according to police. The couple, whose identities have not been released, were living in the basement of the husband's mother's house after they lost their own home in a fire, police said. The tragedy of their deaths was compounded when a brawl broke out between members of the victims' families as they gathered outside the house this weekend.
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October 27, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN Three men dubbed "public enemy number one" by Camden police were arrested Friday in connection with a daytime shooting at a crowded housing complex that struck a school bus of 35 preschool-age children last month, injuring one of them. At a news conference at the Police Administration Building Friday, Police Chief Scott Thomson announced the arrests of Camden brothers Sinclair Reynolds, 24, and DuPree Reynolds, 22, and Frank Benson, 20, also of Camden. Thomson said Sinclair Reynolds stepped out of a car and fired 14 rounds from an AK-47 at 3:30 p.m. Sept.
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August 22, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A participant in a fight in Camden that left one man injured returned with a handgun after the altercation, authorities said Tuesday, opening fire and killing a 31-year-old woman and wounding a man. The shooting occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of South 10th Street, just north of the Liberty Park neighborhood. Maylen Colon of Camden was killed, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. She is the city's 34th homicide victim of the year. A 26-year-old man from the city, not named by authorities, was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday at Cooper University Hospital after also being shot.
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August 18, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden woman was killed Friday when gunfire from the street shattered a window at the rowhouse where she lived, hitting her multiple times. Camden County Police responded to the scene shortly before 2:30 a.m., and found Consuelo Lowber, 53, in the home on the 1200 block of Mechanic Street, just north of the city's Whitman Park section, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden County Police said. The motive for the shooting was unclear, authorities said. They also could not say whether Lowber was targeted.
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July 18, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 21-year-old man was shot and killed early Tuesday in North Philadelphia, the 10th person since Saturday to die because of gun violence in the city. The man was shot in the head about 12:10 a.m. on the 900 block of North Marvine Street, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Three homicides were reported Monday, following six Saturday and Sunday. About 10:40 p.m. Monday, Tyrone Hayes, 20, was shot in the chest on the 1500 block of North 23d Street in North Philadelphia, police said.
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July 18, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A STRAY BULLET MAY have traveled as far as a mile before it shattered a double-pane window and struck a patient inside a Delaware County hospital Monday night, authorities said. The 62-year-old victim, who hours earlier had been admitted to her first-floor room at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, was seated in a chair about 11:40 p.m. when the bullet came through her window and went through her abdomen, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said. The bullet entered and exited the victim's abdominal area without striking any major organs, according to Whelan.
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July 7, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Sarah Smith, and Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writers
Was it a group of kids setting off firecrackers? The booming echo of fireworks, reverberating off nearby buildings? The crack of a motorcycle backfiring? All have been cited by Philadelphia officials for prompting the crowds to run for safety late Thursday night just as the July 4 fireworks display was nearing its final crescendo on the Ben Franklin Parkway. About 89 people were treated at the scene, largely for bumps and bruises. People in the Logan Circle area began running shortly after 11 p.m., their shouts and chaos rippling outward through the crowd gathered for the Wawa Welcome America event.
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June 30, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A barrage of gunfire interrupted mundane morning routines in the west end of Chester on Friday. Residents scrambled in their houses as two people were wounded, including the driver of a maroon Jaguar that careered out of control and crashed into a minivan, according to witnesses and police. The driver later died. The rapid gunfire came in two bursts near Ninth and Keystone Streets, an area residents say is too acquainted with gun violence. "Can we please have a state of emergency now?"
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May 24, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
IN THEIR third confrontation with an armed suspect that ended in gunfire in about 24 hours, police shot a man in North Philadelphia last night. Police were in the area of 23rd and Oxford streets about 9:45 p.m. when they heard gunfire and then spotted a man running on Oxford Street toward 24th with a gun in his hand, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The officers got out of their patrol car and ordered the 21-year-old man to drop the gun several times, but the man refused and instead ran toward them with the gun pointed in their direction, Small said.
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