gun violence

Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2020 - 2:00 pm
Philadelphia City Council has been back in session for one day and already has dozens of bills and resolutions before it. Read more now.
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Target parking lot in Wynnefield Heights, Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
January 22, 2020 - 6:58 am
Police are investigating a shooting in a Target parking lot in Wynnefield Heights, just off City Avenue, that left one man dead and two others wounded. Read more here.
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East Germantown shooting
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KYW Staff
January 13, 2020 - 8:17 am
A toddler is recovering after he was shot in East Germantown while in his uncle’s arms. Police believe the shooter targeted the child’s uncle. Read more here.
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Guns collected at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church as part of a giveback event.
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Cherri Gregg
January 10, 2020 - 1:53 pm
Community leaders will continue the citywide gun giveback effort this year. This weekend, there are two Philadelphia locations where people can turn in firearms, no questions asked.
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Keenan Jones, accused of shooting up a Cheltenham Walmart in August 2018 is shown in court.
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Jim Melwert
January 09, 2020 - 4:54 pm
The 31-year-old man who opened fire in a crowded Walmart in Cheltenham in 2018 because of how someone looked at him in the checkout line will spend at least 25 years in prison.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
January 05, 2020 - 11:52 am
With the highest number of homicides in the city in more than a decade for 2019, the city’s District Attorney said gun violence is systemic and that his policies aren't to blame. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Department headquarters.
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Kristen Johanson
January 01, 2020 - 2:43 pm
2019 shaped up to be the deadliest year for Philadelphia in more than a decade, with at least 356 people killed at the hands of another this past year — the highest since 2007. More guns have been pulled off the streets, and still, more people have been shot. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
January 01, 2020 - 12:37 pm
2020 promises to be an active year at Philadelphia City Hall, with a new City Council, a new police commissioner and new initiatives aimed at curbing gun violence. The news, of course, is impossible to predict, but ongoing stories are sure to develop in new ways this year. Read more here.
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New Year's resolutions.
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Justin Udo
January 01, 2020 - 4:00 am
Many Philadelphians are using the new year to make resolutions, but some want the whole city to make some changes together in 2020. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
December 31, 2019 - 12:48 pm
Two men were killed in North Philadelphia on Tuesday — breaking a decade-long record for the most homicides in Philadelphia. Read more here.
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