Police in Camden are investigating a fatal shooting that left a 53-year-old woman dead yesterday morning.
Camden authorities said police responded to Mechanic Street near Louis shortly before 2:30 a.m. for gunshots. They found Consuelo Lowber suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a house on the block.
Lowber, who lived a few blocks from where she was killed, on Louis Street near Ross, was rushed to Cooper University Hospital, where she died a short time later.
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Man, 40, shot, killed outside W. Philly playground
A 40-year-old man was shot to death in West Philadelphia early yesterday morning, police said.
Cops said the victim, who has not yet been identified, was outside a playground on 55th Street near Christian when he was shot six times. He was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to be treated for three gunshot wounds to the back and three more to the left arm, police said, but died about three hours later.
He was pronounced dead at 8:43 a.m. Police have not yet determined a motive or suspect.
Police: Oxford Circle man pointed laser at chopper
Police yesterday announced the arrest of a 19-year-old Oxford Circle man who they say shined a laser pointer into a police helicopter Thursday night.
Jose Feliciano, of Roosevelt Boulevard near Large Street, was arrested on Malta Street near Bristol in Juniata Park shortly after police say he shined a high-intensity green laser beam at the police helicopter as it patrolled in the area.
Police said the laser beam hit the officers in the eyes and caused pain and temporary loss of vision. When Feliciano was arrested, police said, officers recovered the laser pointer he allegedly used. He is charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, risking catastrophe, possessing an instrument of crime, reckless endangerment and related offenses.
Feliciano was the second person arrested this week for shining a light at the police helicopter, and could face federal charges.
Pa., N.J. report first West Nile cases of year
A Burlington County man has become the first person diagnosed with West Nile virus in New Jersey this year. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said yesterday that a Montgomery County man was treated for West Nile infection.
State health officials in New Jersey said yesterday that the 55-year-old man developed symptoms of the disease Aug. 5, was hospitalized and is now recovering at home. The man was exposed to the virus while gardening and doing other outdoor activities around his home, authorities said.
Last year was the most active West Nile season in New Jersey history, with 48 confirmed cases and six deaths.
- Staff and wire reports