KILLADELPHIA: 5 Dead Since You Went To Bed

INQUIRER: Father’s Day ended violently yesterday with four people — two women, a 50-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy — gunned down about two hours apart in different parts of the city. The first shooting happened at 7:21 p.m. in the 2200 block of Wanamaker Street in the city’s Overbrook section. Police said they believed a 60-year-old man shot two women, a 31-year-old who died at the scene and the other, described as the shooter’s 55-year-old girlfriend, who was declared dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Their names were not released. According to neighbors, the man shot […]

KILLADELPHIA: Three Dead Since U Went 2 Bed

INQUIRER: Homicide detectives were investigating three killings in Philadelphia that occurred late Monday and early yesterday. Rasheed Rose, 36, was shot multiple times at 10:14 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of South 21st Street in the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. A 17-year-old youth was fatally shot in the 1900 block of South 56th Street in Southwest Philadelphia at 1:11 a.m. yesterday. He was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m. at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. At 2:34 a.m., police responded to a shooting in […]

KILLADELPHIA: Two Shot Dead Overnight, Phila. Detective Beaten And Mugged On Ben Franklin Bridge

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Police say a Philadelphia homicide detective was jogging on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge when she was mugged by a man on a bicycle. Officials say the 28-year-old detective encountered the man on the bridge between Philadelphia and Camden, N.J., early Tuesday. He snatched a gold chain from her neck and threw her cell phone in the Delaware River. Police say the two struggled, and the man produced a handgun and struck the policewoman several times on the head. MORE RELATED: Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has resigned as chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority, the two-state agency that […]

KILLADELPHIA: Teen Shot In Head Outside School

INQUIRER: A teenage boy was shot four times — twice in the head, once in the chest and once in the back — this afternoon outside one of the city’s disciplinary schools in Feltonville. Initial information was sketchy, but this much was known: The victim, described only as a 16-year-old male, was shot a by another male teenager — wearing a black hoodie — who escaped running through a nearby cemetery. The victim is described as being in “extremely critical condition,” by a police spokesperson. MORE

KILLADELPHIA: Cop Killed In The Line Of Duty

INQUIRER: Another Philadelphia police officer has been gunned down in the line of duty, this time in an apparent shoot-out tonight in front of the Olney Transportation Center. Initial reports were that he was wounded after he and his partner responded to a report of a “fight on the highway” on Broad Street near Olney Street. Officer John Pawlowski, 25, who was assigned to the 35th Police District, was the first to be killed in the line of duty this year. The newly married whose wife is expecting their first child is the fourth city officer to be fatally shot […]

KILLADELPHIA: 15-Year-Old Boy Charged With Killing 73-Year-Old Man In Christmas Eve Hit And Run

DAILY NEWS: Police arrested a 15-year-old boy who they say was behind the wheel of his parents’ Ford Expedition on Christmas Eve when he plowed it into 73-year-old William Wrigley, killing him, and then kept driving. Police said that he turned himself in yesterday after an arrest warrant was issued more than a week ago. Authorities have not released the identity of the teen suspect, pending whether he’s charged as an adult when he appears in a court hearing today, a police source said. About 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Wrigley, of Frankford Avenue near Sedgely, was crossing the intersection […]

KILLADELPHIA: 3 More Dead Since U Went To Bed

INQUIRER: A 34-year-old man, who lived in an apartment above the restaurant he owned – Wings and Things – in the 2300 block of South 65th Street, was killed as he returned home at 1:47 a.m., said Lt. Mark Deegan of the police department’s homicide division. Two men confronted him in a robbery attempt. He resisted and was shot more than once in the chest. He was pronounced dead at 2:08 a.m. at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The man’s name has not been released because relatives have not yet been notified. No arrests have been made. Shortly after […]

KILLADELPHIA: Mother Killed In Hit On The Father

INQUIRER: At a news conference today at Philadelphia Police Headquarters, authorities released new information about a triple shooting this morning on the 3300 block of Mutter Street in Hunting Park that left a 19-year-old woman dead and her husband and young son seriously injured. The injured boy is a 5-year-old who was shot twice, police said. There was another child, 2, inside the house when the gunfire erupted, but that toddler was not injured. Two assailants entered the rowhouse through the basement. They found the four members of the family – a 20-year-old father, 19-year-old mother, and the two young children — […]

KILLADELPHIA: 1 More Dead Since You Went To Bed

INQUIRER: Police found the body of an unidentified man inside a parked car North Philadelphia shortly after 12 a.m. today. The man, who was shot in the left chest area and the arm, was discovered in the 4600 block of North 16th Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center. The investigation is continuing and no other details were available. MORE ALSO: A man who was carjacked in Hunting Parkon Friday remained in Temple University Hospital in serious condition today with a single gunshot wound to his buttocks, according to city police information officer Christine O’Brien. The […]

KILLADELPHIA: One More Dead Since U Went To Bed

ASSOCIATED PRESS: PHILADELPHIA — Police say the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in Southwest Philadelphia appears to be an accident. Police say the victim and another teen were sitting in a car and playing with a gun when it discharged Monday night. The victim was shot in the head. Police say a suspect has been arrested. MORE INQUIRER:  Police Department statistics show that although homicides and violent crime are down in Philadelphia this year, the decline has not kept pace with Nutter and Ramsey’s targets. Homicides are down about 15 percent, not the hoped-for 25 percent, and violent crime, […]

KILLADELPHIA: 2 Dead Since U Went To Bed

INQUIRER: Two men were stabbed, one fatally, at a shopping center in the 600 block of Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia this morning. Police were called to the scene at 1:04 a.m. today. A 36-year-old male, who was stabbed in the stomach, was pronounced dead at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital at 1:28 a.m. The other victim, a 31-year-old male was stabbed in the back and is in stable condition at Jefferson. In a second Sunday homicide, a male in his 20s was fatally shot in the back early this morning in the 2100 block of North Reese Street in Kensington. […]

KILLADELPHIA: 3 More Dead Since U Went To Bed

INQUIRER: Three overnight slayings capped a bloody weekend in the city as Philadelphia homicide detectives continued to search for shooters who on Thursday gunned down the leader of a North Philadelphia drug gang and his associate. Late Sunday, a 42-year-old man was shot four times shortly after 11 p.m. on the 1000 block of Pallas Street in West Philadelphia. The man, who has not been named by police, was pronounced dead at 5:23 a.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Investigators have no motive or suspects in the slaying. Early this morning, a 27-year-old man was shot once […]

KILLADELPHIA: 5 Dead In 22 Hours

INQUIRER: Police identified the victims as Jose Ortiz, 45, of the 3200 block of Rorer Street and Roberto Beltran, 38, of the 2900 block of Howard Street. The victims dropped immediately and were declared dead at the scene. Police were still trying to determine whether both men, with criminal histories, were targets.Police said one of the men killed was a suspect in other killings in the area, and authorities said yesterday’s slayings might have been retaliation. The crime scene was at an open-air market on West Indiana Avenue near Mutter Street, where casual merchants do a brisk business selling a […]