October 23, 2015
A 24-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night in the city's Mayfair section, police said. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the area of Princeton Avenue and Walker Street, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
July 10, 2015
A 24-year-old man died after being shot twice Wednesday night in North Philadelphia, police said. About 8:20 p.m., the man was found unconscious on a sidewalk in the 2900 block of North Bailey Street, not far from where he lived. He had been shot in the chest and buttocks. Police took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:03 p.m. Three shell casings were found at the scene. Police reported no arrests. - Robert Moran
May 29, 2015
A 30-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday evening in the city's Kensington section, police said. At 6:38 p.m. in the 2800 block of Kensington Avenue, the man was shot twice in the back, once in the right abdomen, and once in the right arm. Police took him to Temple University Hospital. Police reported no arrests. - Robert Moran
March 5, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA The off-duty Philadelphia police officer who was shot and wounded near his Overbrook home early Sunday was released from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Monday evening, said police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little. Officer Robert Penn, 46, had just finished his shift and was wearing street clothes when he parked his car along Brentwood Road about 12:10 a.m., police said. He told investigators that after he got out of the vehicle, an unknown man approached him from behind, muttered something, and fired once.
July 25, 2013
Bucks County rescue crews searched for at least one swimmer who disappeared Tuesday night in the Neshaminy Creek, authorities said. About 10:20 p.m., two people were reported in need of help in the creek near SEPTA's Neshaminy Falls station, authorities said. One person reportedly was pulled from the water. Crews continued to search the creek after 11 p.m. - Robert Moran
July 5, 2013
A 2-year-old girl was killed when she ran in front of a car Wednesday night in the city's Point Breeze section, police said. About 8:20 p.m., the car struck the girl in the 1200 block of South 21st Street, police said. The driver stopped and remained at the scene. The girl was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was pronounced dead at 8:57 p.m. - Robert Moran
June 27, 2013
A 19-year-old man was killed in a car crash Tuesday afternoon that injured the second driver, police said. About 4:40 p.m., a red 2001 Ford Taurus was heading south on Lincoln Drive near Morris Street when it veered into the path of a northbound white 2002 Toyota Tacoma, police said. Both vehicles burst into flames. The driver of the Taurus was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota, a 31-year-old man, was taken to Einstein Medical Center and reported in stable condition.
June 21, 2013
A 34-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in the city's East Germantown section, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was shot in the groin about 12:47 p.m. in the 900 block of East Church Lane, police said. He was transported by medics to Einstein Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 1:25 p.m. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
June 19, 2013
A 43-year-old paraplegic was in critical condition after being found stabbed Monday night in Southwest Philadelphia, police said. About 7:10 p.m., the man was found stabbed in the 6200 block of Eastwick Avenue, where he lives at an assisted-living facility, police said. He had been involved in an altercation with a 40-year-old man over a female resident whom the second man was visiting, police said. In the attack, the victim's testicles were cut off, police said. The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
June 14, 2013
A 16-year-old boy was in stable condition after being stabbed in the chest Thursday evening in the city's Cedarbrook section, police said. About 6:41 p.m. in the 1500 block of Wadsworth Avenue, the teen suffered a stab wound to his upper left chest, police said. He was transported to Chestnut Hill Hospital. Police reported no arrests. - Robert Moran