3 Dead, 8 Hurt During Violent 24 Hours in Philly - NBC 10 Philadelphia

3 Dead, 8 Hurt During Violent 24 Hours in Philly



    3 Dead, 8 Hurt During Violent 24 Hours in Philly

    A day of violence around the city left three died and eight injured and police searching for the culprits.

    The 24-hour period of gun violence started in the morning when a construction worker found the body of a 19-year-old shooting victim at a demolition site in Northeast Philadelphia.

    "He doesn't deserve what ever happened to him," said Daquan Crump's tearful mother Sherron Kaba.

    "The only thing I can tell you right now is that it appears it was very personal and very vicious," said Philadelphia police Captain James Clark.

    Teen's Murder Was Vicious and Personal

    [PHI] Teen's Murder Was Vicious and Personal
    Philly police are trying to figure out who would shoot a 19-year-old to death in a murder they're calling both vicious and personal. Daquan Crump was shot 10 to 12 times in the face and head.
    (Published Monday, Aug. 19, 2013)

    Police say Crump, who had been missing since leaving his job at Wendy’s at 11 p.m. on Saturday, was shot 10 to 12 times in the face and head. No arrests were made.

    The violence then hit a grieving teenager in North Philadelphia. Someone shot the 18-year-old girl just after she attending a funeral for her friend's mother.

    The girl's family headed to a post-funeral meal at Tenth Memorial Church and had just parked their car on Master Street near 19th Street when an unidentified gunman opened fire, striking the teen in the leg, according to police. A family member said that the teen required surgery since the bullet hit a major artery in the teen's thigh.

    Regina Robinson, a witness, said the teen was an innocent bystander who got caught in the crossfire.

    A short distance away on the 2700 block of Germantown Avenue, police say two 34-year-old men were shot around 5 p.m. One man was listed as critical while the other was stable following the shooting. No arrests were made.

    The violent night was just heating up. Around 6:40 p.m. a gunman shot two brothers along the 3800 block of N Percy Street in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood.

    Philadelphia Police say the 23-year-old brother drove his 20-year-old brother Brian Sweet of the 8200 block of Ditman Street) to Temple University Hospital. Sweet died from his wounds while his older brother, who wasn't identified by police, remained in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his torso.

    The alleged gunman remained at large though two shotguns were recovered from a home where police initially believed the gunman was hiding.

    Outside the same hospital where those two brothers were treated another man was shot seven times. Police say a gunman shot the unidentified man while he was standing on the sidewalk in front of hospital shortly after 9 p.m. No arrests were made.

    A short time later someone opened fire on a man in his mid-30s at 41st and Ogden Streets in West Philadelphia. The man was fighting for his life at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after being hit in the torso around 9:30 p.m. No arrests were made.

    The violence then spread to the Point Breeze neighborhood where shortly after 10 p.m. three people including a teenager were shot on the 1700 block of S Taylor Street.

    Finally, one person is dead and two people injured following a shooting on the 1700 block of South Taylor Street in the Point Breeze section of the city.

    "They found two victims, age 17, one was shot in his face -- it appears he was shot in his eye," said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Small said they rushed the teen to the hospital where he died. Police also rushed the other victim, who was shot in his back, to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was upgraded to stable condition overnight.

    An 18-year-old also showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, Small said.

    "We don't know if any of the three were intended targets or possibly innocent bystanders struck by a stray bullet," Small said.

    Detectives scoured the neighborhood overnight looking for clues.

    Despite the slew of violence, homicides remain down about 32 percent in the city while gun assaults are down about 10 percent, according to recent police statistics

    If you have information on any of these incidents, please contact Philadelphia Police


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