Archive: May, 2012
A 23-year-old woman was being treated for wounds to her neck and hand after police say she was stabbed -- possibly by someone wielding a broken glass bottle -- on a playground in Southwest Philadelphia's Mount Moriah neighborhood.
Shortly before 10 p.m., the woman was attacked at McCreesh Playground, on Regent Street near 67th, and stabbed once in the neck and twice in the left hand, cops said. She walked about four blocks to a firehouse at 65th Street and Woodland Avenue and was taken by medics to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
She was listed in stable condition.
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Fire fighters stumbled across an apparent marijuana growing operation during a response to a house fire in the Belmont section of West Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The blaze was reported around 3:45 p.m. at a house on Poplar Street near 40th.
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Two men were hospitalized after they were shot in North Philadelphia early Wednesday night, police said. The shooting happened near the same intersection where a mother and son were caught in the crossfire and wounded less than two weeks ago, and within a few blocks of several other recent shootings.
The men were on 10th Street near Parrish when shots rang out shortly before 5 p.m., police said. A 23-year-old man was hit once in his right shoulder, and a 26-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his face, according to police.
A 19-year-old man was in critical condition after police say he was shot in the chest on a corner in North Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.
Shots rang out at 2:20 p.m. at 24th and Oxford streets, and the man was hit in the right side of his chest, according to cops. Police took him to Temple University Hospital, where he remained in critical condition around 4 p.m.
Cops said they were holding a man and a vehicle in connection with the shooting Wednesday afternoon, but no weapon was recovered.
Community activists will rally tomorrow morning at the Olney intersection where a young man and his girlfriend were gunned down Monday night possibly as retaliation for the man testifying against an accused murderer last week.
Members of Philly 300, a new collaboration of community groups who mobilized to fight crime in neighborhoods, will meet at 11 a.m. at Sparks and 3rd streets tomorrow, where Rodney Ramseur and Latia Jones, both 21, were shot to death. Police are probing whether the killer targeted Ramseur for death because he testified during Garland Doughty's preliminary hearing May 8. Doughty is accused of gunning down a neighbor during a block party in May 2010.
"Enough is enough and the weary in the community want the crime, violence and murder to end!" the group said in a statement this morning.
A 33-year-old woman was at Hahnemann University Hospital Tuesday night recovering from a gunshot wound to her left arm after a shooting on 10th Street near Brown in North Philadelphia, police said.
Shots were fired around 10:15 p.m. and 14 9mm shell casings littered the scene, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. It was unclear whether the woman was the shooter’s intended target or if she was an innocent bystander, Small said.
Police in the Central Detective Division were combing the scene for additional evidence around 11:30 p.m., and Small said a surveillance camera at a nearby corner store may have recorded footage of the shooting.
A police officer was hospitalized with minor injuries after a patrol car he was riding in was rear ended on Tabor Road near Adams Avenue in Crescentville Tuesday night, police said.
The patrol car was stopped when it was rear ended, and police said the cruiser only sustained minor damage.
The injured officer was riding as a passenger and was taken by medics to Jeanes Hospital, police said.
A 17-year-old boy is in stable condition after a shooting on Marston Street near Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia Tuesday evening, police said.
The victim was shot around 6:25 p.m. and medics took him to Temple University Hospital. Chief Inspector Scott Small said the victim did not provide police with information on who shot him, or the circumstances that led up to the shooting.
Another 17-year-old boy - who told police that he is the victim’s brother - tried rendering aid to the wounded teen, Small said. He was arrested by officers from the 39th District after he accidentally dropped 18 small bags of marijuana onto the crime scene.