Archive: April, 2012
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A 29-year-old man is recovering from a wound to his groin after being shot on 57th Street near Poplar in West Philadelphia Friday night.
Police are searching for two men who are wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Mayfair early Thursday morning.
After the victim returned to his car from a 7-Eleven Store on Cottman Avenue near Brous around 2:40 a.m., the suspect approached him, put a knife to his neck and demanded his belongings.
The knife-wielding suspect is described as a clean shaven white man in his mid-20s who was about 5’10 and weighed about 160 pounds. He was wearing a grey T-shirt with “Moores Inlet” on the front, grey sneakers, jeans and a black baseball cap, police said.
Days after a Holmesburg man was arrested for allegedly slashing the tires on over 50 parked cars, police are searching for someone who slashed tires on four cars parked on Gransback Street near Rockland.
Police responded to the Feltonville Street around 7 a.m. Friday, and noted that the culprit caused about $1,200 in damage. It's unclear exactly when the suspect vandalized the cars.
Police Friday afternoon had no information on a possible suspect.
City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez and the 24th and 25th police districts are teaming up to host a gun buy back event Saturday at the Lauretha Vaird Boys and Girls Club on Whitaker Avenue near Loudon Street.
Anyone who turns in a firearm between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. will receive a $100 gift card, or a $100 food voucher.
The 25th District encompasses parts of Hunting Park and Kensington, neighborhoods that have some of highest numbers of shootings in the city, noted Capt. Frank Vanore, the commander of the district.
Police responding to calls about gunshots on Pentridge Street near 54th Thursday around 12:10 p.m. found a 21-year-old man unconscious on the steps of a building with gunshot wounds to the left side of his chest and stomach.
Police took the man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m., said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division.
On the scene, police recoverd two shell casings and the victim's cell phone. Because of the severity of the man's injuries, police were unable to interview the victim before he died.
A 27-year old man was shot five times on a corner in North Philadelphia late Thursday night, cops said.
Shots rang out at the corner of York and Bancroft streets just before midnight, police said, and the victim was hit four times in the legs and once in the groin. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
Investigators were still working to determine what motivated the shooting early Friday morning, and said they did not track down any witnesses. Seven spent shell casings that appeared to be from a 9mm handgun marked the corner where the man was wounded, police said.
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A 25-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting on 49th Street near Catharine in West Philadelphia Thursday night, police said.
The man was shot once in his stomach around 9:20 p.m. and walked to Cedar Park clutching his stomach, said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division.
The Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund is throwing its inaugural fundraising event this Sunday -- a block party on the Parkway sponsored by two area Irish pubs.
The fund was set up last year to start raising money to build a new memorial to fallen police and firefighters at Franklin Square. Now, they're officially on the road to meeting their goal.
Con Murphy’s and Tir Na Nog are sponsoring the bash, set to start at 2 p.m. on the Ben Franklin Parkway between 16th and 18th streets. Five bucks gets you in and buys your first drink, and the party goes until 7 p.m.