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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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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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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 semiautomatic 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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February 10, 2016 | Staff Report
Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that followed a police chase in Chester early Monday and left one person dead and another wounded. The two were shot after 2 a.m. on the 1200 block of Keystone Drive, according to police radio reports. Chester police confirmed that the incident was an officer-involved shooting and said county authorities were investigating. Chester police Capt. Anita Amaro said a vehicle was being pursued by Upland police and gunfire that followed left one of the two people in the vehicle dead.
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January 5, 2016 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Staff Writer
A SMALL PATCH of East Birch Street in Kensington was pocked with at least 15 crudely drawn yellow circles Sunday afternoon - proof that whoever killed a 33-year-old man there really wanted him dead. Hours earlier, the circles had contained bullet casings as homicide investigators worked the scene of a brazen execution-style slaying that awakened the neighborhood around 4:15 a.m. Cops say someone opened fire on a man sitting at the wheel of a Mercury Grand Marquis, striking him in the head, face, and neck.
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November 19, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lincoln University is tightening security after five shots were fired at a dormitory early Saturday on the rural Chester County campus. No one was hurt in the incident, which followed an altercation at a party Friday evening. University police are investigating with assistance from state police and the Chester County District Attorney's Office. No arrests have been made. Under new procedures, only one of the university's gates - the one on Baltimore Pike facing the gymnasium - will be open to visitors, who will have to show identification to the officer on duty, interim President Richard Green said in a memo to students, faculty, and staff.
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November 3, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
HALLOWEEN weekend was hellish in Philadelphia, with at least 14 people shot - seven on Halloween day alone, according to police. After the bullets stopped flying, a woman, a man and a teenage boy were dead, three men remained in critical condition and eight others - including a 14-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle - were in stable condition nursing gunshot wounds. Motives for the shootings ranged from robbery to possible road rage, from arguments to stray bullets. The first fatality was shortly before midnight Saturday, after police responded to reports of gunfire at Nicetown Park on 17th Street near St. Paul in Nicetown.
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