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February 1, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AKIRA SUWA
Claudia Pentoja is consoled by Wanda Morena (left) and Aida Cartagena after learning that her 14-year-old nephew had been killed by a gunshot in his family's Northern Liberties apartment. Authorities said Juan "Ramon" Rivera was shot about 1:30 p.m. yesterday, but the circumstances were not immediately clear. Detectives were questioning a youth who was with Rivera, a ninth grader at Kensington High.
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February 3, 2000 | By Michael Stoll, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The body of an Upper Darby man who had been shot to death was found Tuesday in the passenger seat of his own car on a busy West Philadelphia street. Police said Ke Thara, 37, of the 7200 block of Brent Road in the Bywood section of Upper Darby, died from a gunshot to the back of the head. They did not say when Thara might have died, and no suspects have been identified. Officers from the 16th District were stopped by pedestrians about noon on Tuesday and directed to a red 1985 Subaru parked at the southeast corner of 43d and Aspen Streets.
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May 9, 2011
A 27-year-old man was shot in the head in front of a grocery store near the intersection of Fifth and Rockland Streets in the city's Olney section late Saturday. He was listed in critical condition Sunday at Albert Einstein Medical Center, police said. A woman told police she heard four gunshots before spotting the victim lying on the ground, according to police. She said she did not see the shooter and did not know the nature of the dispute. Police are still searching for a suspect.
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January 2, 1988 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A young woman celebrating the stroke of the new year yesterday on the front porch of a friend's home in North Philadelphia was critically wounded by a gunshot apparently fired during revelry. Yvonne Hunter, 18, of the 1200 block of West Huntingdon Street in North Philadelphia, was reported in "very critical" condition yesterday at Temple University Hospital with a bullet wound of the head, according to Lt. James Henwood of the police homicide unit. Hunter was on the porch of a house in the 1200 block of West Seltzer Street, several blocks from her home, about midnight as residents came outside to ring in the new year, Henwood said.
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January 15, 1986 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
A star high school baseball player from South Jersey died yesterday from what police say was an unintentional gunshot wound to the head following a New Year's Eve party. Thomas Heinkel, 19, of Cherry Hill, never regained consciousness and was connected to life-support equipment when he died yesterday afternoon at West Jersey Hospital, Eastern Division, in Voorhees. Robert Hartig, 19, of Cherry Hill, described as Heinkel's best friend, has been charged with aggravated assault in the incident.
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May 16, 1993 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Twenty-year-old Rose Brejcak was on the telephone with a 911 operator one night last week, saying she feared her estranged husband was coming to harm her, when David Brejcak crashed through a sliding-glass door of the apartment, police said. The couple's two small children and the child of a friend with whom Rose Brejcak was staying watched as David Brejcak struggled with the friend, identified as Dale Barlow, over a shotgun that Barlow was holding, said Detective Dan Baranoski of the Middletown Township police.
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May 7, 2011 | By Mike Newall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 39-year-old Southwest Philadelphia woman died Saturday after being struck by a bullet that was meant for her son, police said. The woman, whose name police have not yet released, was shot once in her side about 11:50 a.m. She was sitting on the steps of her home on the 5200 block of Reinhard Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. Shortly before the shooting, a large group of girls had been in a melee, Walker said. The victim's son, who is in his 20s, intervened in the fight and exchanged words with some other males, Walker said.
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May 26, 1990 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
A 15-year-old girl was fatally wounded yesterday during a confrontation between two feuding Spring Garden families, police said. Robin Gross, of Swain Street near 16th, was shot once in the chest during the conflict on her block shortly before 5 p.m., said homicide Lt. Joseph Woody. Gross, the mother of a 1-year-old daughter, was pronouced dead at 5:15 at Hahnemann University Hospital. Two of Gross' uncles, who also live on Swain near 16th, were wounded during the altercation with their neighbor, David Bey, according to Woody.
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February 7, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 41-year-old Camden man was shot multiple times in front of a home Monday night, becoming the year's third homicide victim in a city that suffered a record number of killings last year. Arthur Banks was shot on the 100 block of North 24th Street around 7:45 p.m. No other information was immediately available from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. It took two weeks for the mayhem that gripped the city last year to start up again: On Jan. 14, William Ahing, 46, died from stab wounds during an attack in the 500 block of State Street.
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January 2, 2008
A 37-year-old Hispanic man became the first homicide victim of the year in Camden, police said yesterday. Camden police did not identify the victim publicly pending notification of his family. A Camden detective said that the case was under investigation and that no suspect had been identified. The victim was killed by a gunshot to the upper torso, the detective said. The man was found at 9:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Fourth Street. - Jennifer Lin
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A 21-year-old man was able to walk into a Frankford hospital Saturday night after being shot numerous times, police said. The victim, whose identity was not released, was listed in critical condition at Aria Health's Torresdale campus. Police said they responded to Aria Health's Frankford campus around 9:30 p.m. after the victim walked into the hospital seeking treatment for his wounds. He was later transferred to the Torresdale campus. Authorities said the shooting took place on the 1500 block of Wakeling Street, just around the corner from Aria Health's Frankford campus.
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August 11, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A 26-year-old man has been charged with third-degree murder in his brother's death Monday in the South Philadelphia home where they lived. Carmen Giangrante of the 2800 block of South Seventh Street also is charged with involuntary manslaughter and possessing instruments of a crime in the early-morning shooting that killed Craig Giangrante Jr., 28. Police said they responded to the brothers' house around 2:45 a.m. for reports of a person with a...
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August 3, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Three men were killed in separate incidents in Philadelphia Sunday night and Monday morning, a violent end to a weekend in which at least eight people were killed, according to police. Around 9:20 p.m. Sunday, officers found Baron Holmes, 50, lying on the 2300 block of Gerritt Street with stab wounds to the chest, police said. Holmes, who lived on the block in the King Village section of South Philadelphia, was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 10:02, police said.
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July 5, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
Two people were shot dead overnight Saturday in separate incidents in Philadelphia, according to police. At 10:22 p.m., officers in Franklinville found a 24-year-old man on the 3500 block of N. Marshall Street with a gunshot wound to his chest and a graze wound to the left side of his head, police said. The man, whom police did not identify, was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m., police said. No arrests were made, but police said they were searching for a 20-year-old black man wearing a blue shirt with a white design.
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June 26, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Julie Shaw, and Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITERS
Philadelphia police Friday charged the mother of a 4-year-old girl who fatally shot herself Thursday with third-degree murder. Shakeya Holmes, 25, was also accused of trying to cover up the circumstances that led to daughter Sani's fatal injury in their North Philadelphia home. Holmes, who was in police custody, was arraigned on her charges in Municipal Court via a video linkup about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.  She did not show any emotion as she appeared on the video monitor. Magistrate Jane Rice denied a motion to set bail for Holmes, ordering her kept in custody.
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June 14, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Two people were killed and two critically wounded during separate shootings in Philadelphia Saturday night, according to police. In addition, police said, two women were stabbed early Sunday on a Center City street. The violence began around 10:17 p.m., police said, when officers in the Wissinoming section found an unidentified man shot dead in the front seat of a 2007 Nissan Altima parked but still running at Devereaux and Ditman Streets. Another man, 42, was found around the corner on the 4600 block of Devereaux with gunshot wounds to his back, shoulder, and chest, police said.
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June 2, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
It was just after 3 a.m. on a Sunday in Camden when a single bullet tore through Lance Jenkins' arm, penetrated his chest, and killed him, authorities said. The gunshot came from an unlikely source, according to investigators - a man who had just embraced Jenkins. That man, Robert Wilcox, was held on $1.5 million bail Tuesday in Superior Court in Camden, where prosecutors described how, after the hug, Wilcox allegedly pushed, shot, and chased Jenkins, who tried to run as he bled from the bullet wound.
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April 15, 2016
Two people were stabbed and a third wounded by gunfire in a violent encounter Wednesday night in North Philadelphia, police said. About 8:20 p.m. at 18th Street and Girard Avenue, a 47-year-old woman was shot in the left calf and grazed in the right cheek by a bullet. A 24-year-old woman was stabbed in her right forehead. A 24-year-old man was stabbed in the left side of his back. All were transported to Hahnemann University Hospital and were reported in stable condition. A gun was recovered from the scene.
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March 13, 2016
A 38-year-old man who was found in a car with a single gunshot wound to the head in Brewerytown remained in serious condition Friday night at Hahnemann University Hospital. The victim remained unidentified as investigators searched for his assailant or assailants. The discovery of the man's body was reported at 6:02 p.m. Friday at 29th and Flora Streets. No suspects have been identified and the motive remains unknown, according to Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp. He said it was also unclear whether there was more than one shooter.
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February 12, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
THE MAN lies motionless on the ground, a leg bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound. A roiling circle of bystanders shouts and flails around him. Someone wails, "That's my brother! Save him!" An onlooker takes control of the chaos, barking orders to stand back, while another tightens a tourniquet around the victim's leg. Then everyone clears a path so police can scoop the man into a squad car and race to the hospital. The scene I just described was a pretend one, thank God. It was staged last week at North Philly's Ladder 12 firehouse on West Cambria Street as part of an extraordinary new program from Temple University Hospital called "Fighting Chance.
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