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POSTED: Monday, April 29, 2013, 1:41 PM

A man who was shot several times in West Oak Lane Friday afternoon died over the weekend, police said Monday.

Kyle Nickens, 29, was shot several times at the intersection of 74th Avenue and 20th Street around 3 p.m. Wounded at least three times in the head and back, Nickens was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition immediately after the shooting, according to investigators.

He was pronounced dead there at 9:14 a.m. Saturday, police said.

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POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:35 PM
Two shot one dead. Crime scene at Amber and Auburn in the 24th Police District. Friday, April 26, 2013. ( (Steven M. Falk)

Two eagle-eyed police officers witnessed a double shooting in Kensington early Friday evening and quickly chased down and arrested the suspected shooter, authorities said.

The cops were driving behind two men traveling in a Cadillac around 6 p.m. when they turned right on Amber Street from Cambria. At the corner, a man on a bike pulled a gun and began firing shots into the driver’s window of the Cadillac, wounding both men, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Small said the officers chased the shooter on foot to Monmouth Street near Amber, where they saw him discard a handgun. They caught up with the 24-year-old man and arrested him nearby, and then recovered the five-shot revolver near Monmouth Street, Small said.

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POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:44 PM

The hunt is on for a gunman who police say sprayed two North Philadelphia blocks using a high-powered assault rifle in separate shootings that killed one and wounded three others earlier this month.

“We’ve already had one person killed and three others shot,” Homicide Unit Capt. James Clark said during a news conference Friday. “Quite frankly, we could have a lot more killed.”

In the first shooting, surveillance video shows two men walking near the corner of 7th and Venango streets shortly after 10:30 p.m. April 6. Another man, wielding what police say is an AK-47 rifle, runs up to the pair and opens fire, hitting both men. Tyrone Rosser, 36, was shot several times and later died at Temple University Hospital, Clark said. The second victim, a 42-year-old man, was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and released.


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POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:25 PM

Police are looking for a man who harassed multiple women and exposed himself several times near Philadelphia University in East Falls.

Five incidents have occurred since April 18, all in the afternoon, with the latest happening Wednesday. Officials said they happened near the 3100 and 3200 blocks of West School House Lane.

Each time, the offender drove up to women ranging from 18 to 26 years old and asked them inappropriate questions and exposed himself, police said. 

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POSTED: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:47 PM

The body of a man who had been shot to death was found in an abandoned house in Southwest Philadelphia's Elmwood section Thursday, police said.

The unidentified man was found lying in the entrance of the vacant property, on Linmore Avenue near 65th Street, according to a police spokeswoman. He had gunshot wounds to the head, cheek and elbow. Medics pronounced him dead there at 4:46 p.m.

The homicide remains under investigation.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:40 PM

A 25-year-old man was in critical condition Thursday night after he was shot five times in East Frankford, police said.

The man was on Lesher Street near Orthodox just after 5 p.m. when someone opened fire on him, wounding him several times throughout the body.

Police picked him up and rushed him to Aria Health Frankford hospital in a squad car, a police spokeswoman said. He remained in critical condition there later Thursday.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:01 PM
Screenshot from surveillance video released on April 25, 2013 showing a boy with what apears to be a handgun in Philadelphia's Tioga section.

Police on Thursday released surveillance video showing a young boy who appears to be about 10 years old brandishing a handgun in the city’s Tioga section Monday evening.

Cops are on the hunt for that boy and two older juveniles who they say are wanted for questioning in connection with a 27-year-old man who was threatened at gunpoint in the area around the same time that the video was taken.

In the bizarre video, a boy barely taller than a newspaper box he walks by at the corner of 16th and Ontario streets pulls what appears to be a black handgun out and points it at a girl. She puts her hands up as if she’s being robbed, but then appears to walk away unharmed. The rest of the video shows the same boy and a group of other teens causing ruckus at the corner, including by jumping onto an SUV stopped at the stop sign.


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POSTED: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 1:53 AM

A 39-year-old man was shot dead in Germantown Wednesday night after an altercation with another man, police said.

Cops were called to Fernhill Road near Apsley Street shortly after 9 p.m. and found the man lying in a stairwell leading to a basement apartment with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and chest, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

He was pronounced dead there at 9:30 p.m.

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