KILLADELPHIA: Warm Nights, Hot Lead, 124 Dead

Despite a new round of pleas last week to stop the violence, the killing in Philadelphia did not abate. At least eight people were fatally wounded by gunshots from Friday night through noon today, and at least 6gun.gif people were injured. The homicide number climbed to 124, with weekend shootings that spiked with the higher temperatures.

Six of the latest homicides occurred on city streets, while two happened inside apartments and one took place at a neighborhood barbecue in West Philadelphia.

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