Saturday, August 1, 2015

Black Friday Roundup

We didn't have any mayhem today directly related to shopping -- like, say, this or that -- but there was still violence in the City of Brotherly Love.

Black Friday Roundup

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We didn't have any mayhem today directly related to shopping -- like, say, this or that -- but there was still violence in the City of Brotherly Love.

A man in his 20s was fatally shot in a parking lot behind a bar in Overbrook Park. Homicide detectives said the victim, whose name was not released, was gunned down at about 4 p.m. on Haverford Avenue near Woodbine Avenue. The victim died a short time later at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Investigators had no motives or suspects.

At about 6 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the back during an apparent carjacking near 10th Street and Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia. Police said the victim was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition. The man's car was found abandoned not far from the shooting scene a short while later, but no arrests were made.

A 22nd District police officer lucked out with minor injuries after his cruiser slammed into a wall near 21st and Diamond streets at about 7:50 p.m. Accident investigators said the cop had swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle. The officer was treated at Temple University Hospital and released. No other injuries were reported.

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