KILLADELPHIA: Stars Show Up At City Hall For Finale, Meanwhile The Wire Goes On Outside All Around You

DAILY NEWS: Omar Little visited City Hall last night — and didn’t drop a single body. “This is an honor,” saidthe_wire_-_season_5.jpg Michael Kenneth Williams, who plays stick-up boy Omar Little on the HBO hit “The Wire.” “We’re in City Hall, the mayor’s office.” Williams was one of more than a half-dozen “Wire” stars who appeared at a special screening of the series finale last night at City Hall. Mayor Nutter — a die-hard fan — dreamed up the event, which was sanctioned by HBO. “I’ve learned a great deal,” Nutter said of the show, which depicts life on the mean streets of inner-city Baltimore. “It gives a lot of insight into a lot of different people.” The critically acclaimed series, penned by former Baltimore Sun writer David Simon, looks at the tragedies of life in the inner city — at the cops, the drug gangs, the schools and the media. Often, the story lines hit close to home in Philly, another town plagued by drug problems and street violence. MORE

skeleton_running.gifINQUIRER: A 21-year-old man was shot to death in North Philadelphia early this morning, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was found laying outside in the 2200 block of Bolton Street shortly before 1:30 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead by medics at the scene at 1:37 a.m. Police reported no arrests.


skeleton_running.gifINQUIRER: A 12-year-old died after shooting himself in the face with a gun in Port Richmond last night, police said. The boy, whose name was not released, was at home in the 3100 block of Richmond Street when a handgun he was holding fired shortly after 10:30 p.m., police said. He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and later pronounced dead. Police are continuing to investigate.


gunfiring.gifDAILY NEWS: An Amtrak police officer responding to a disturbance at a McDonald’s inside 30th Street Station was shot in the foot yesterday.The 28-year veteran of the Amtrak police force — identified by Amtrak officials as James Bullard — suffered broken bones in his left foot and was listed in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital last night, Philadelphia police officials said. A woman in her 30s, whose name was withheld by police, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault and related offenses in the incident, police said.

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