Archive: September, 2012
A 28-year-old man was in critical condition after he was shot several times in West Philadelphia Tuesday night, cops said.
The victim was on Walton Avenue near 62nd Street when he was shot in the right leg, right side and the right side of his buttocks just after 7 p.m., according to police. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and listed in critical condition.
Police were unsure what motivated the shooting, and it remained under investigation late Tuesday night. No arrests were made.
A 33-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday evening after police say he ran a red light while driving drunk in Overbrook and plowed into a 13-year-old boy and two parked cars.
Police said a preliminary investigation indicated that the man was driving an oversized Ford pickup truck west on Columbia Avenue when he blew through the traffic light at 61st Street and crashed into the teen and the other cars. The boy suffered head injuries and lacerations to his head, legs and hips and was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he remained hospitalized in stable condition around 7:30 p.m.
Cops arrested the driver for DUI shortly after the crash, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said.
Around the same time a woman and her 5-year-old daughter were shot in Southwest Philadelphia -- the woman fatally -- early Tuesday evening, police said a 23-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in South Philadelphia's Point Breeze section.
Cops said the man was on 20th Street near Dickinson when shots rang out at 4:12 p.m. He was hit once in the chest and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.
No arrests were made in the shooting, and police were unsure what motivated it. It remained under investigation around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A 31-year-old woman is dead and her 5-year-old daughter is recovering from a graze wound to the back of her head after a double shooting in Southwest Philadelphia, police said.
Shots were fired around 4:11 p.m. on Theodore Street near Island Avenue, wounding the woman once in her chest.
The mother was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m., police said. The girl was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and was listed in stable condition as of 5:15 p.m.
One man was hospitalized in critical condition and another was under arrest early Tuesday morning after police say an argument led to a stabbing in North Philadelphia.
Chief Inspector Scott Small said the 46-year-old victim was fighting with another man inside an apartment on Rising Sun Avenue near Germantown just before 11:30 p.m. Monday when the other man stabbed him in the face and the head.
The victim stumbled outside and was taken by medics to nearby Temple University Hospital. Cops said he was listed in critical condition because of the volume of blood he lost, but expected to survive.
Police have identified the two Wissinoming men killed in a North Philadelphia car wreck Sunday night as Raymond Liggone, 44, and Antrone Prudie, 40.
The men were headed north on Broad Street in a 2005 Buick about 8:30 p.m. when their car collided with a 1994 Ford Explorer that was traveling east on Allegheny Avenue, police said. Investigators believe one of tne of the cars ran a red light, but they have not determined which one. The Explorer's driver, who remained at the scene and was not seriously injured, has not been charged.
Prudie, of Robbins Avenue near Frankford, and Liggone, of Torresdale Avenue near Devereaux, were relatives, their family said. Both men's relatives gathered at Prudie's rowhome Monday afternoon to mourn, but they declined to comment.
A 22-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday night after cops say he was stabbed in Northeast Philadelphia's Holmesburg section.
Circumstances surrounding the stabbing were not immediately clear, but police said the victim suffered a stab wound to the lower right abdomen shortly after 8 p.m. at Walker and Hartel streets.
He was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital. A police spokeswoman said no arrests were made in the stabbing.
One man was dead and another critically injured when police say a car ran a red light in North Philadelphia and plowed into their vehicle.
Cops said the two men were headed eastbound on Allegheny Avenue crossing Broad Street on their green light just after 8:30 p.m. when a car on Broad Street ran the red light and crashed into their car, causing it to then slam into a light pole.
The driver of the first car was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:18 p.m., cops said, and the 24-year-old passenger was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition. Police said the driver of the car that ran the light stayed at the scene and only suffered minor scratches and bruises.