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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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February 25, 2014 | BY NAVEED AHSAN, Daily News Staff Writer ahsann@phillynews.com, 215-854-5904
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.
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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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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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September 1, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A 12-year-old girl coming out of a grocery store in Fairhill was struck in a fusillade Tuesday evening that also wounded two men, one of them critically, police said. At least 19 shots were fired - including from an assault rifle - shortly before 6:30 p.m. at North Marshall and West Clearfield Streets, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Police drove a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the neck to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, Small said.
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August 31, 2016
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible in the fatal shooting an 8-year-old Camden girl last week was raised Monday to $76,000, police announced. Gabrielle Hill Carter was struck in the head by a stray bullet Wednesday night while she was playing outside across the street from her house in the 900 block of South Eighth Street. She died Friday at Cooper University Hospital. Police said several men opened fire on another person and shot the girl instead.
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August 31, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie says Donald Trump couldn't do anything more than he himself has as governor to make Camden safer, after an 8-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet last week. Christie, who last weekend said voters who want "safer streets" should choose Trump, said Monday that the GOP presidential nominee "doesn't need to worry about Camden" if he gets to the White House. Asked what more Trump, as president, could do in the city - often ranked among the most dangerous in the nation - Christie replied: "Nothing.
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August 29, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Gabby was a singer. At 8 years old, she also was sassy. "Gabby had an attitude!" one cousin said. But she was also caring, and loved fiercely those she knew. She loved to ride her bike, to play. And the Camden little girl had just agreed to try cheerleading. "Gabby was very smart," her mother, Meresa Carter-Phillips, said. "She was an honor-roll student. She loved to read; she loved to write; she loved to sing. " Gabrielle Hill Carter was playing outside Wednesday night on the sidewalk across the street from her house on the 900 block of South Eighth Street in Camden when several men opened fire on another man. The girl who had earlier been singing Michael Jackson was hit by a stray bullet.
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August 27, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot an 8-year-old girl in the head as she played on a sidewalk in Camden on Wednesday evening. The reward announcement Thursday came as about a dozen detectives and police officers combed Eighth Street near Spruce Street in the Bergen Square neighborhood, handing out fliers and seeking information. The girl remains in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital, authorities said.
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August 26, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
An 8-year-old girl was shot in the head during a burst of gunfire Wednesday night on the streets of Camden. Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said police received reports about 8:30 p.m. of shots fired in the area of Eighth and Spruce Streets. "We received reports that an 8-year-old girl had been shot," Thomson said at a news briefing outside Cooper University Hospital, where the girl was taken. "She has been shot in the head and her situation right now is critical," Thomson said.
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August 24, 2016 | By Grace Toohey and Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITERS
A 6-year-old boy was wounded when he was struck by stray gunfire as he played along a street in Chester on Monday afternoon. The boy, who has not been publicly named, was playing outside along the 1200 block of West Ninth Street with a group of children shortly before 4 p.m. when a gunman began firing shots apparently intended for someone else, police said. One bullet struck the boy in the left index finger. He was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center by ambulance and, hours later, transferred to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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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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