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POSTED: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 5:10 PM

Dwight Dixon, the local man who last year claimed he had been shot by NFL star Marvin Harrison, was riddled with a gunman's bullets in Fairmount earlier today, police sources said.

Cops found a bloodied Dixon, 33, leaning against a Toyota Camry on Girard Avenue near 28th shortly before 11 a.m. Police said he had been wounded in the upper arm, stomach and chest. The triggerman was described as a 6-foot-tall man in a dark-hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. He apparently fled on foot.

Dixon was admitted to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical condition. Investigators, who have not yet been able to interview Dixon, were scouring the area near the shooting to see if surveillance cameras captured any of the shooting.

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 3:26 PM

A hefty, scruffy-bearded bandit robbed a South Philadelphia Rite Aid at gunpoint on Monday, police said.

Surveillance images show the thief, a balding, 30-something white man who wore glasses and a white striped golf shirt, walking into the store, at Snyder Avenue near Swanson Street, at 3:46 p.m.

Police said he wandered the aisles for about 30 minutes, then followed a female Rite Aid employee as she entered the store's office. The crook pulled out a black handgun and ordered the employee to empty the store's safe. Police said the robber made off with about $3,000 and fled on foot in an unknown direction

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POSTED: Monday, July 20, 2009, 10:51 PM

A 65-year-old man was critically injured when his SUV flipped over after it was struck by a tow truck in Tioga earlier tonight.
Police officials said they were unsure what caused the accident, which occurred at 21st Street and Erie Avenue at 5:17 p.m.
The driver was admitted to Temple University Hospital a short while later. Police said the driver of the tow truck sustained minor injuries. Detectives from the police Accident Investigation Division are investigating.

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POSTED: Friday, July 17, 2009, 11:37 PM

A pregnant woman was shot and critically wounded in West Philadelphia earlier tonight.

The woman, believed to be in her early 20s, was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between two men at 55th and Christian streets shortly before 10 p.m., said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.

Walker said the woman was wounded once in the chest. She was admitted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police were unsure how far along the woman’s pregnancy is.

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