May 1, 1995 |
Andre Bagby had always told his mother that his name would be remembered. But it wasn't supposed to be like this. He wasn't supposed to have been found shot to death under a Camden railroad overpass - before his 21st birthday. But he was. So now, Andre Bagby's name is engraved alongside 184 others on a somber triptych. Each of the three plexiglass panels represents a year: 1992, 1993 or 1994. And each year bears more than 60 bronze nameplates: the names of Camden County's murder victims.
May 19, 1992 |
A bullet fired by a gunman during a chase in South Philadelphia yesterday struck a bystander in the head while he was playing with a small boy on a front step, police said. Marshall Woodward, 25, of South Philadelphia, was in stable condition at Graduate Hospital last night. The 16-month-old boy with him was not hurt, police said. A second man, the target of the gunman, was listed in stable but guarded condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police identified him as Charles Johnson, 24, of South Philadelphia.
January 25, 2010 |
For the second time in 10 weeks, a grandmother has been hit by a stray bullet in Chester. Andrea Lee, 64, had parked near her home on 7th Street near Yarnall about 4:20 p.m. Saturday and was getting out of her car when a bullet from a nearby shootout struck her in the back, according to police. She was rushed to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition yesterday. "This woman appears to be an innocent victim of a shooting between two groups of persons," Chester Police Capt.
November 1, 1997 |
Don't feel sorry for Jeremiah Hill. He is with the Lord now, his wife said. A stray bullet flew through his bedroom window Thursday night and struck him in the back, police said. When his wife, Brenda, returned from a trip to Japan, she found her devoutly religious husband of 30 years lying in a pool of his blood on their bedroom floor, she said. But yesterday, Brenda Hill was fighting back the tears. "He's gone to a better place where there is no pain," Brenda Hill said.
April 23, 2001 |
Nafes Johnson saw the drugs and violence all around him as he grew up in South Philadelphia - and he wanted nothing to do with it. The aspiring minister and drama student even wrote and produced a play while he was at Parkway Gamma High School called "No Weapons. " And yet it was a stray gunshot on the streets of South Philadelphia that killed the 19-year-old Johnson late Friday night - as he was riding home from a church revival. Yesterday, Johnson's grandmother, Doris Johnson, along with his mother and other family and friends, sat around the grandmother's darkened first-floor living room and struggled to come to grasp the irony of a good kid's murder.
July 18, 2013 |
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.
February 25, 2014 |
A COLLEGE student was shot in the abdomen by a stray bullet as a result of an altercation outside a nightclub near Temple University's North Philadelphia campus, according to Philadelphia police. The incident started in front of The Let Out, a nightclub on 16th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, about 2 a.m. yesterday. According to police, a patron was involved in a verbal dispute inside the club. He then left and said he was going to get his gun. After he retrieved it from his car, the patron approached the club, where two security guards barred him from re-entering.
February 14, 1988 |
A 13-year-old girl was seriously wounded yesterday by a stray bullet fired through a window of her home in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia, police said. The bullet, from a .357 magnum, apparently was fired by accident during a quarrel between a neighbor and a teenager outside the girl's home, police said. The victim, Adela Wilson, was in her living room about 3:40 p.m. when the bullet came through a front window and struck her in the left hip and abdomen, according to police and neighbors.
November 28, 1995 |
The rear window of a Philadelphia School District bus carrying handicapped students was shattered by a stray bullet that came from the direction of two vehicles whose occupants were having a shoot-out yesterday afternoon, police said. No one was seriously injured in the 3:10 p.m. incident near 48th and Sansom Streets. Two people on the bus received minor injuries from flying glass fragments, police said. An investigator at the West Detective Division said the bus was transporting seven students - ranging in age from 6 to 20 and all users of wheelchairs or crutches - from Widener Memorial School, at Broad Street and Olney Avenue, when an Eagle Premier and a Ford pickup truck stopped behind the bus. Two occupants of the Premier got into an argument with the pickup driver and started shooting, police said.