Archive: September, 2012
Around the same time a woman and her 5-year-old daughter were shot in Southwest Philadelphia -- the woman fatally -- early Tuesday evening, police said a 23-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in South Philadelphia's Point Breeze section.
Cops said the man was on 20th Street near Dickinson when shots rang out at 4:12 p.m. He was hit once in the chest and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.
No arrests were made in the shooting, and police were unsure what motivated it. It remained under investigation around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A 31-year-old woman is dead and her 5-year-old daughter is recovering from a graze wound to the back of her head after a double shooting in Southwest Philadelphia, police said.
Shots were fired around 4:11 p.m. on Theodore Street near Island Avenue, wounding the woman once in her chest.
The mother was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m., police said. The girl was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and was listed in stable condition as of 5:15 p.m.
One man was hospitalized in critical condition and another was under arrest early Tuesday morning after police say an argument led to a stabbing in North Philadelphia.
Chief Inspector Scott Small said the 46-year-old victim was fighting with another man inside an apartment on Rising Sun Avenue near Germantown just before 11:30 p.m. Monday when the other man stabbed him in the face and the head.
The victim stumbled outside and was taken by medics to nearby Temple University Hospital. Cops said he was listed in critical condition because of the volume of blood he lost, but expected to survive.
Police have identified the two Wissinoming men killed in a North Philadelphia car wreck Sunday night as Raymond Liggone, 44, and Antrone Prudie, 40.
The men were headed north on Broad Street in a 2005 Buick about 8:30 p.m. when their car collided with a 1994 Ford Explorer that was traveling east on Allegheny Avenue, police said. Investigators believe one of tne of the cars ran a red light, but they have not determined which one. The Explorer's driver, who remained at the scene and was not seriously injured, has not been charged.
Prudie, of Robbins Avenue near Frankford, and Liggone, of Torresdale Avenue near Devereaux, were relatives, their family said. Both men's relatives gathered at Prudie's rowhome Monday afternoon to mourn, but they declined to comment.
A 22-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday night after cops say he was stabbed in Northeast Philadelphia's Holmesburg section.
Circumstances surrounding the stabbing were not immediately clear, but police said the victim suffered a stab wound to the lower right abdomen shortly after 8 p.m. at Walker and Hartel streets.
He was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital. A police spokeswoman said no arrests were made in the stabbing.
One man was dead and another critically injured when police say a car ran a red light in North Philadelphia and plowed into their vehicle.
Cops said the two men were headed eastbound on Allegheny Avenue crossing Broad Street on their green light just after 8:30 p.m. when a car on Broad Street ran the red light and crashed into their car, causing it to then slam into a light pole.
The driver of the first car was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:18 p.m., cops said, and the 24-year-old passenger was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition. Police said the driver of the car that ran the light stayed at the scene and only suffered minor scratches and bruises.
A shooting in North Philadelphia left a 32-year-old man hospitalized Sunday night, cops said.
The man was at 10th and Ontario streets shortly before 8 p.m. when he was shot once in the hip, according to police. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.
Cops are unsure what motivated the shooting, and it remained under investigation later Sunday night.
A Philadelphia police officer accidentally discharged a revolver found in a flight attendant's handbag at Philadelphia International Airport early Sunday morning, police said.
Police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers said the flight attendant was stopped just before 7 a.m. while going through security at Terminal C when Transportation Security Administration agents spotted what appeared to be a gun in her purse. Upon a search, they found a revolver in the bag, Evers said.
Per protocol, police were called, Evers said, and when a responding officer was attempting to render the firearm safe, she accidentally fired it once. The bullet struck the floor, Evers said, and no one was injured.
Two men were wounded in a shooting in the city's Feltonville section late Thursday night, police said.
Chief Inspector Scott Small said the victims, who are brothers ages 29 and 30, were on Gransback Street near Rockland at 11 p.m. when someone fired at least nine shots from a 9mm handgun at them. The younger brother was wounded in the right arm, and the older suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg, Small said.
Both men were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center and listed in stable condition. Investigators said the men told police they did not know who shot them, and cops are unsure what motivated the shooting. The victims do not live in the neighborhood where they were shot, police said.
Police are on the hunt for a 21-year-old man who escaped from their custody at the 24th and 25th police district headquarters on Whitaker Avenue near Erie Thursday morning.
Felix Gonzalez, who was arrested Wednesday on drug charges, swapped arm bands with another prisoner at the district and escaped, cops said. The man, whose last known address is on Kip Street near Westmoreland, is a repeat drug offender, according to court documents, and was being held on $50,000 bail.
Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243.