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May 1, 1995 | By Monica Rhor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 19, 1992 | By Lea Sitton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 25, 2010 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
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.
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November 1, 1997 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Joe O'Dowd contributed to this report
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.
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April 23, 2001 | by William Bunch Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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July 18, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
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.
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November 28, 1995 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 14, 1988 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 23, 2011
A 58-year-old woman was shot in the face by a stray bullet while laying in bed inside her home in the city's East Germantown section Friday afternoon, police said. Shortly before 3 p.m. in the 5800 block of Morton Street, a bullet struck her second-floor bedroom window, pierced her chin and lodged near her spine, said Lt. George McClay of Northwest Detectives. About a block away, two armed males had opened fire on a silver Nissan on traveling on Morton Street, McClay said.
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July 30, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
A 10-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet Thursday night in North Philadelphia, according to police. The girl, whom police did not identify, was struck once in the left forearm on the 3100 block of Rosewood Street around 6 p.m., authorities said. Police believe two men were shooting at each other on the street and that one of the shots struck the girl. She was taken to Temple University Hospital, where she was reported in stable condition, police said. No weapon was recovered and no arrest had been made, police said.
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July 9, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITER
A 16-year-old girl who was shot while walking down her Juniata Park street Wednesday night was the third juvenile victim of a stray-bullet shooting in four days, according to police. Lt. John Stanford, police spokesman, urged anyone with information on the shootings, all unsolved, to come forward. "If a child is shot and we as adults don't speak up for those kids, then we are essentially not protecting our future," he said. The teen girl, who was shot in her thigh, was listed in stable condition at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
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May 25, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
By the time his eighth grade formal dance had rolled around Friday, Zenas Powell's outfit would just no longer work. His bow tie? Not spiffy enough. The jacket? Could be better. After all, this was one of the last events of the year at Chester Community Charter School. Powell needed to look good. "I'm a bachelor, Mom," the 14-year-old playfully told his mother, Stephanie, that morning. So on Friday, his dad took him shopping. The boy bought a new jacket, shoes, and bow tie. He wore them just once.
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May 24, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Chester police searched for surveillance video and potential witnesses Sunday as they tried to learn who opened fire on a city street corner the night before, killing a 14-year-old boy and injuring two others. Delaware County District Attorney John J. Whelan said Sunday that the teen and another person, two years older, were struck by gunfire after 8 p.m. Saturday on the 1100 block of Pine Street when someone started shooting at adults in a car. One of the passengers, a 33-year-old woman, was hit in the shoulder, Whelan said.
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February 15, 2016
It is the real-life portrait of a North Philadelphia family filmed over nearly a decade. The small, everyday moments - and the stakes and drama attached to them. A father working a job delivering circulars in the North Philly dawn. Or being hassled by police outside his home. A conversation between a mother and daughter, as she braids her child's hair. A daughter pressing for a later curfew. It's a family shown in all its complexity and beauty and playfulness - and it's a look into the crushing realities that threaten each of them.
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January 7, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
John C. Hackney Sr., 91, of West Chester, a General Electric executive, D-Day veteran and musician, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, of cancer at Bellingham Retirement Community. Born in Germantown to Oscar D. and Ruth E. Hackney, he was the fourth of six siblings. He grew up in Ocean City, N.J., where he was valedictorian of his class at Ocean City High School. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology to study engineering in the Army ROTC program. In 1942, he left Georgia Tech for the Army, and served as a technical sergeant and radio operator in the 116th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion during World War II. He landed at Utah Beach after sunset on D-Day during the Allied invasion of Normandy, part of a group that manned a truck outfitted with communications gear.
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December 7, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
After finishing her shift Tuesday evening at Farm Fresh Produce in Drexel Hill, Joyce Crocker took the subway back to South Philadelphia, where she lives and where Mayor-elect Jim Kenney was holding a town-hall meeting. Crocker moved to South Philadelphia's Whitman neighborhood two years ago, and has already seen the effect that street violence and unresponsive city services can have on a residential block. She wanted to tell the mayor-to-be about the issues on the 2500 block of South Reese Street, where she lives, in the hope that something will be done when he gets into office.
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July 24, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
YEAH, DONALD POWERS said, he can still remember everything from that wretched morning last fall when he watched a bullet run into his pregnant neighbor's face. Megan Doto was eight months along in her pregnancy. She had parked herself in a lawn chair in front of the stucco-covered walls of another neighbor's house in Frankford when the stray bullet found her. The 25-year-old died a few hours after she was wounded on Sept. 14. Doctors delivered her baby, but the infant girl survived for only 12 hours.
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July 24, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
For nearly a year, Maryann Doto waited for police to catch the man who killed her daughter. In September, Megan Doto, 25, a pregnant mother of two, was hit in the head by a stray bullet as she sat outside her house in Frankford. The bullet also claimed the life of her infant daughter, Nicoletta, who was delivered by C-section and died the next morning. For months, the suspect in the killings remained at large - until Wednesday morning, when he was killed in a Northeast Philadelphia apartment in a shootout with SWAT officers who were there to arrest him. "I don't wish death on anyone," Doto said Wednesday, but she said she had been "praying for this day. " A $40,000 reward was offered in Megan Doto's death, and police identified a suspect within days: Devon Guisherd, 27, a neighborhood man who went on the run soon after the shooting.
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