Archive: June, 2013
Update, 3:32 p.m.: Police said the suspected shooter has been caught and is in custody. The suspect has not been identified.
A 19-year-old man was shot to death in West Philadelphia's Carroll Park section Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The man, who remains unidentified, was shot several times on Redfield Street just north of Girard Avenue at 1:52 p.m., according to police. He was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania by officers who responded to the scene, and was pronounced dead there at 2:08 p.m.
A pregnant woman is in critical condition and two others were injured during a wild shooting in North Philadelphia, police said.
The shooting happened on Dakota Street near 10th around 3:30 p.m.
Police said a 31-year-old woman who was five months pregnant was shot four times, including once in the chest. She was taken to Temple university Hospital in critical condition.
Leaving behind a sea of broken glass, a vandal damaged 25 yellow school buses parked in a fenced-in lot in Northeast Philadelphia last night, adding strain to an already strapped school district.
The buses were among 150 parked in the Shallcross Garage on Woodhaven and Byberry roads whose windows and windshields had been smashed, said school spokesman Fernando Gallard. The buses' wiring also was damaged.
"It's a difficult financial situation, that's not the thing we want to see," Gallard said, noting that repairs will cost the district about $30,000.
It started as a routine run: An ambulance dispatched to ferry a seriously injured car-accident victim to the hospital.
But the trip quickly became extraordinary: The patient assaulted two paramedics and tried to steal the ambulance before police officers responding to the medics' call for help Tasered the patient to regain control, said Frank Keel, a spokesman for the firefighters' union, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22.
The incident happened about 5:30 a.m. this morning on Erie Avenue near 19th in Tioga, Keel said.
Police today identified the victims of two unrelated weekend homicides as Julius Clayton, 31, of East Falls, and Tyrel Washington, 27, of North Philadelphia.
In the first case, someone shot Clayton, of McMichael Street near Roberts Avenue, in the head just after 11 p.m. Friday on Hill Creek Drive near Adams Avenue in Crescentville, police said. Doctors declared him dead 15 minutes later at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
In the second case, someone shot Washington, of 10th Street near Brown, just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday on a basketball court at 8th Street near Brown. He walked to the corner and collapsed. He died at 2:06 p.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital. Family members who spoke to the Daily News on Sunday described the shooting as the result of an ongoing feud with young men from another neighborhood, but they weren't sure if Washington was targeted.
A 48-year-old woman has been hospitalized after being shot in Kensington Sunday afternoon, police said.
The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. on Crystal Street near Tioga. Police said the female victim was wounded three times in the ear, shoulder and abdomen. She was rushed to Temple University Hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition.
Police did not have any information regarding a suspect or possible motive.
A quiet Sunday afternoon was shattered by the sound of gunfire on a North Philadelphia basketball court, leaving one man dead, police said.
The shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. on 8th Street, between Brown and Poplar streets, across from the Philadelphia Police Forensic Science Building. Police said the 27-year-old victim was shot twice in the chest, then walked to 8th and Poplar, where he collapsed.
The victim was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital where he was declared dead. His name has not been released.
Police are investigating the murder of a man who was shot in the head in the city's Hunting Park section early Thursday morning.
Cops said the 27-year-old victim, who remains unidentified, was found with a gunshot wound to the right side of his head in a breezeway off Roosevelt Boulevard near Broad Street shortly before 6:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead there.
Police have not reported any arrests or suspects in the homicide.