Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cops nab one man, search for 2nd in S. Philly shooting

Police today arrested a teenager on charges of attempted murder, assault and related offenses in a shooting Sunday in South Philly that injured four, including a 6-year-old girl.

Cops nab one man, search for 2nd in S. Philly shooting

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Police today arrested a teenager on charges of attempted murder, assault and related offenses in a shooting Sunday in South Philly that injured four, including a 6-year-old girl.

Tyler Linder, of the 400 block of Little Sigel Street, turned himself in to the South Detective Division around 12:30 today, said Philadelphia Capt. Laurence Nodiff, commander of the division.

Linder, 19, is one of two men police said opened fire on a group of people as they sat outside a house on the 1600 block of S. 18th Street last Sunday around 6:30 p.m. Nodiff asked for the public's help in locating the second man, 17-year-old Charles Rice, known as "C.J." U.S. Marshals have posted a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Rice, of the 1600 block of Orkney Street.

The victims in the shooting were all hit in the legs and feet and are expected to recover from their injuries, police said. Police believe the shooting stemmed from ongoing arguments between two gangs in the neighborhood.

"Obviously, this is outrageous behavior, that on a Sunday evening you cannot sit in front of your house and enjoy the night," Nodiff said.

Anyone with information about Rice can call the Marshals at (866) 865-8477.

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Mike Newall has been covering Philly crime, cops and mayhem since 2007, beginning with his work with the Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly.

He joined the Inquirer’s New Jersey Bureau in 2010, reporting extensively on violence in Camden, and has been back on the Philly crime beat since April, where he finds the people and the stories behind the daily crime blotter.

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