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POSTED: Monday, November 28, 2011, 7:42 PM

A 20-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in West Philadelphia Monday afternoon, police said.

 The man was shot once in his upper right shoulder about 4:55 p.m. on Stewart Street near 56th and was taken by a private vehicle to Lankenau Hospital.

Police said the man was listed in stable condition as of 7:30 p.m.

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POSTED: Monday, November 28, 2011, 6:51 PM

Police are hoping surveillance footage and help from the public leads them to making an arrest in an armed robbery in East Mount Airy on Nov. 13.

Around 11 p.m., a 38-year-old man was inside a 7-Eleven on 77th Avenue near Ogontz when another man asked him for a cigarette, police said.

The victim gave the man a cigarette and left the store.

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POSTED: Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:44 PM

Two men were arrested in connection with a carjacking and shooting that left a 19-year-old woman and her 26-year-old boyfriend hospitalized Saturday morning.

About 2:40 a.m., two men walked up to a white, 2001 Mercury on Germantown Avenue near Indiana and one — who police identified as Tracy Briscoe, 18, of North Philadelphia — allegedly shot through the passenger side window.

The woman, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was wounded in her left thigh. Her boyfriend was wounded in his chest and right arm, police said.

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POSTED: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 2:07 PM

A lover's quarrel that started inside of a car in South Philadelphia early this morning ended in death when the man got out of the vehicle and his girlfriend ran him over, police said.

Around 1:52 a.m., cops responded to a radio call for a car accident at Morris Street and Ringgold. When they arrived they found the victim, a 28-year-old man, lying against the wall of a house with his 30-year-old girlfriend standing next to him, police said.

The woman told police she and the victim had been fighting inside of a black 2002 Acura when the victim, who was driving, pulled over and got out of the car.

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POSTED: Friday, November 25, 2011, 10:43 PM

A 43-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in his chest in Frankford Friday night.

Police said the man was walking along Charles Street near Bridge when the occupant of a green Ford Explorer fired at him, wounding him once in his chest.

He was taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital, where Chief Inspector Scott Small said he was listed in critical condition as of 9 p.m.

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POSTED: Friday, November 25, 2011, 10:25 PM

A 28-year-old man was critically wounded when he was shot in his neck Friday night in North Philadelphia.

About 7 p.m., the victim was driving along Fairmount Street near 7th Street to pick up a friend when he was approached by two men on the street, police said.

One of them fired through an open car window and wounded him in his neck.

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POSTED: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 8:10 PM

A 22-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot while he was driving in Southwark Thursday afternoon.

About 3:55 p.m., the man was driving along 5th Street near Wharton when someone shot at his car, wounding him once in his buttocks, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The man drove more than a half-mile north along 5th Street to South Street and called police.

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 7:54 PM

Police are looking for an older-model black Nissan Maxima that they say fled from 63rd and Oxford streets in Overbrook after allegedly deliberately striking an undercover officer around 6:30 p.m.

Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said undercover narcotics officers were conducting an investigation of the vehicle and had one man apprehended when a second man took off in the car, striking one of the plainclothes officers. The officer discharged his weapon once during the incident, Walker said, but police were unsure of whether the bullet struck anything or anyone, because the Nissan fled at a high speed. Walker said no one had turned up at an area hospital with a gunshot wound as of 7:45 p.m.

The injured officer was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and listed in stable condition with a leg injury.

Morgan Zalot @ 7:54 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
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