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November 11, 2011
An 18-year-old woman was raped shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday in a vacant garage on the 3700 block of North Watts Street, in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia, police said. The suspect was described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a husky build, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and glasses with a scarf around his head, police said. He fled north on Watts.    - Darran Simon
NEWS
January 19, 2012
A woman was reported in extremely critical condition after being shot Wednesday night in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Darien Street, police said. The woman, possibly in her 20s, was in a second-floor bedroom when she was shot several times in the chest. She was taken to Temple University Hospital. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested a Hunting Park man in an attempted abduction and rape - both at gunpoint - that took place within an hour of each other this month. Manuel Cintron, 24, was arrested in Burholme on Monday. Police say he approached a woman on the 1100 block of Ruscomb Street in Logan around 4:20 a.m. May 1, pulled out a handgun, and threatened her. Police said Cintron tried to force the woman into his car, but she fought him off, ran to a bus, and then called police. About an hour later, police said, Cintron approached another woman on the 2000 block of East York Street in Kensington, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun, and forced her into a minivan.
NEWS
July 6, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
AUTHORITIES IN Ocean City, N.J., have recovered a body from the ocean believed to be a Hunting Park teen who disappeared after he and his friends got swept into the sea by a riptide June 29. Corinthian "Cory" Hammond, 14, went swimming with friends off the 9th Street jetty about 6:45 p.m. that day, after lifeguards had left their posts for the evening. They got caught in the riptide, as did some good Samaritans who tried to save them. A passer-by called 9-1-1 and the Beach Patrol Rapid Response Team, stationed at 12th Street, rushed to the scene and rescued 14 people.
NEWS
January 2, 2016
Two women were injured by a shotgun blast Thursday afternoon in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The attack occurred shortly after 4:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Seventh Street, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered wounds to her face, neck, and shoulder and was transported to Temple University Hospital. A 58 year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her shoulder and was transported to Einstein medical Center. Both women were listed in stable condition.
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | By Kia Gregory, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a chilly spring day, under a clear blue sky, the seasoned players of the Hunting Park Indians run drills over a patch of sandy dirt. In years past, they have practiced over lumpy, uneven fields featuring overgrown grass, rusted gates, and splintered benches. That will all change Friday afternoon when, about 200 yards from their practice spot, a world-class field will be dedicated. The lush, emerald-grass field doesn't flood. There are new bleachers, lights, and a giant scoreboard in left-center field.
SPORTS
December 4, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Garcia arrived at Burlington Coat Factory in Center City on Tuesday morning to outfit three families with winter coats. But the families were not there. They were stuck in traffic, someone told the light-welterweight champion from Juniata Park. "People in Philly are always late," Garcia joked. "They're going to show up when we're leaving. " The families arrived and Garcia and his father, Angel, helped them grab coats, scarves, and gloves. The champ, as his father calls him, paid for it all. The Garcias then packed coats into cardboard boxes and drove them to Hunting Park's Casa Del Carmen.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Hunting Park man was convicted of first-degree murder Friday in the 2013 shooting of the landlord trying to evict him from a rooming house after finding a gun. A Common Pleas Court jury deliberated two days before returning the guilty verdict against Shaquille Henderson, 22, in the March 8, 2013, death of Tony Martin, 52, a retired professional boxer. The verdict carries a mandatory life prison term without parole. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb said the sentence would be formally imposed Friday by Judge Lillian H. Ransom.
NEWS
October 11, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 50 friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night at the spot on the northern fringe of Hunting Park where a transgender woman, Kiesha Jenkins, was ambushed and fatally shot this week. "It's not fair that we have to be here, hurting," said Candace Turner, 36, whose sister is transgender. "It doesn't matter who you are, what you are, what you do - love each other," Turner pleaded to the gathering. Police said Jenkins, 22, was attacked by five or six men after she got out of a car around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 13th and Wingohocking Streets.
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May 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
A 31-year-old man who was pulled over by Philadelphia Police just before midnight Friday in Hunting Park struggled with officers before driving off, triggering a police chase that ended in a car accident in Kensington, police said. Eric Perales, 31, was pulled over on the 3900 block of North Ninth Street by Philadelphia Police around 11:55 p.m. for careless driving and having a non-factory tint on the windows of his 2004 Nissan Maxima, police said Saturday. Police provided the following account of what allegedly happened next: Perales struggled with officers and drove off, leading police to the intersection of North Seventh Street and Lindley Avenue, where he made a U-turn and drove past the officers, hitting the front passenger side of the patrol car as he went.
NEWS
May 18, 2016
A 33-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the back Monday night in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The shooting happened just before 6:30 p.m. in the area of Seventh and Luzerne Streets. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken by police to Temple University Hospital. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
May 17, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Two people were killed and four others wounded in separate, violent crimes that occurred overnight Saturday in Philadelphia, according to police. The victims included a 62-year-old man shot in the knee, a woman in her early 20s shot six times, and a 49-year-old man fatally stabbed in the chest, police said. Authorities did not identify any of the victims Sunday, and had reported no arrests in any of the six cases. The first homicide occurred just after 2 a.m. Sunday on the 3600 block of Aspen Street in the Mantua section, police said, when a 49-year-old man was found by police on the street with a stab wound in his chest.
NEWS
April 14, 2016
Teen pleads guilty to fatal stabbing A 19-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of another teen during a Hunting Park brawl last year. Keyarra Frisby admitted last week in Common Pleas Court that she stabbed Anita Cotton, 17, in the neck during a melee outside the Walgreens store at 4201 N. Broad St. in the early hours of July 5. Judge Lillian Ransom set sentencing for June 6. Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kemp said Tuesday that Frisby faced at least five to 10 years in state prison.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A South Philadelphia man serving a long prison term for a violent home-invasion robbery has been charged as one of two gunmen in the 2014 execution-style slayings of three men in Lawncrest. The charges against Quadir Jeffries, 24, were announced Thursday by District Attorney Seth Williams after what he said was a two-year probe that employed an investigating grand jury to corroborate a trail of circumstantial evidence incriminating Jeffries. "Quadir Jeffries committed a horrible triple murder," Williams told reporters, adding that it took a grand jury to obtain testimony from reluctant witnesses.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
In less than a decade, Hunting Park Avenue's industrial warehouses have been revived by bustling businesses and social service centers. A gym, a center for crime victims, schools, and doctors' offices now hug the four-lane artery east of Broad Street. Developers say the area is one of the few in the city that still offers lots of big parcels with parking. Without a car, though, getting to the growing commercial hub has been a hassle. That will change Sunday. SEPTA is adding 21/2 miles and 22 stops to the Route 53 bus, mostly along Hunting Park from Ninth to G Streets.
NEWS
January 3, 2016
Cosby tweets thanks Bill Cosby on Thursday tweeted a short message to his fans: "Friends and fans, Thank You. " The tweet was sent a day after the 78-year-old comedian was charged with aggravated indecent assault charges in Montgomery County. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004 inside his Cheltenham home. Cosby, freed Wednesday after posting 10 percent of his $1 million bail, faces a Jan. 14 preliminary hearing.
NEWS
January 2, 2016
Two women were injured by a shotgun blast Thursday afternoon in the city's Hunting Park section, police said. The attack occurred shortly after 4:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Seventh Street, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered wounds to her face, neck, and shoulder and was transported to Temple University Hospital. A 58 year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her shoulder and was transported to Einstein medical Center. Both women were listed in stable condition.
NEWS
January 2, 2016 | By Emily Babay and Robert Moran, STAFF WRITERS
Philadelphia ended the year with three women being wounded in two shooting attacks on New Year's Eve, police said. Shortly after 4:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Seventh Street in Hunting Park, two women were injured by shotgun blasts fired by a 40-year-old man standing on his porch, police said. A 29-year-old woman suffered wounds to her face, neck, and shoulder, and was transported to Temple University Hospital. A 58-year-old woman was struck in the shoulder and was transported to Einstein Medical Center.
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