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July Fourth event shooting causes panic in Philadelphia

Jul. 05, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of people watching a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia ran for cover when gunshots rang out, forcing them to leave behind strollers and other personal items as they sought refuge from what many feared was someone shooting into the crowd. Two...

'It's terrible:' Philadelphia mayor sorry for slain Filipino

Jun. 22, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city over the weekend and is offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter, a senior Philippine diplomat said...

Building collapse after fire kills 1 firefighter; 5 injured

Jun. 18, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A building caught fire and later collapsed in Philadelphia, killing one firefighter and injuring five other people, two critically, after all became trapped early Saturday, authorities said. The fire was reported just before 2 a.m. Saturday in the building in...

DA: A fistfight devolves into gunfire, random shots in crowd

Jun. 09, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When two teen friends in matching sweatshirts heard gunfire up ahead in a crowd of people on South Street in Philadelphia on Saturday night, each pulled out his own weapon and started firing at random, officials said Thursday. One struck and killed a youth...

1 in custody, 1 sought in weekend shootings in Philadelphia

Jun. 06, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say one person is in custody and and another is being sought in the multiple shootings that killed three people and wounded 11 in a popular Philadelphia entertainment district over the weekend — but no charges have yet been filed in any of the shooting deaths. ...

3 dead, 11 wounded in Philadelphia shooting on busy street

Jun. 05, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gunfire from several shooters killed three people and wounded at least 11 others in a popular Philadelphia entertainment district late Saturday night, authorities said. Police officers were patrolling the area on South Street in central Philadelphia at about...

Father, 9-year-old son slain in violent Philadelphia weekend

May. 30, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a father and his 9-year-old son were killed in a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia during a violent holiday weekend that's seen at least nine other homicides in the city. Separately, two women and an unborn child were fatally shot inside a car...

Female ex-officers win $1M bias verdict against Philadelphia

May. 24, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former police officers whose gender discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have won a $1 million verdict against the city. A federal jury on Tuesday found that Cpl. Audra McCowan and Patrol Officer...