Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cops: 33 people shot in 3 days

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said today that there were 33 people shot in the city within a three-day span from Friday to Sunday.

Cops: 33 people shot in 3 days

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Homicide investigators look at the crime scene at Mander playground in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia early Monday, where four people were shot and one was killed. (For the Inquirer and Daily News / Joseph Kaczmarek)
Homicide investigators look at the crime scene at Mander playground in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia early Monday, where four people were shot and one was killed. (For the Inquirer and Daily News / Joseph Kaczmarek)

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said today that there were 33 people shot in the city within a three-day span from Friday to Sunday.

Of those shootings, five were fatal and one was a suicide.

Homicide Capt. James Clark said the latest killing of Nyeme Taylor, which occurred Sunday night at an unauthorized street party on 33rd and Diamond streets, was the result of Taylor, 30, urging his 14-year-old son to fight five men.  

Clark said Taylor son's was at the party when he was jumped by five men for unknown reasons. The boy ran to get Taylor and when the two returned to the party together, Taylor told the five men that his son would fight each of them, Clark said.

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When the men jumped the boy again, Taylor tried to pull them off and one of the attackers pulled out a gun and started firing, police said.

Taylor was killed and three girls, including Taylor's 15-year-old daughter, were injured by gunfire. She along with other two girls, ages 6 and 10, are expected to survive their wounds.

Police also released shocking video of a patron who was ejected from a Nicetown bar early yesterday morning for smoking who came back and fired 11 shots into the bar, killing Carl Sharper, 43, and injuring five others.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is urged to call the police department's tip line at 215-686-8477.

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