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Killadelphia Update

Posted on | December 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Killadelphia Update

When last we checked in on Philadephia’s crime wave, the city had already eclipsed its all-time annual murder record of 500 (“‘Killadelphia’ D.A. Turned Loose Teen Carjacker Who Murdered Marxist Student,” Dec. 2) and then this past week, local Democratic congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon was carjacked in FDR Park. The bodies keep stacking up in “Killadelphia,” which is now nearing 550 homicides on the year:

One man is dead and at least six others are injured as gun violence continued to rage in Philadelphia overnight Thursday.
Investigators say a 40-year-old man was shot in the head on 1800 block of East Tioga Street in Kensington just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department drove the unnamed victim to Temple University Hospital where he died.
No arrests were reported immediately following the deadly shooting and police did not provide a possible motive for the murder.
Around the same time, 19th district officers in West Philadelphia were called to a couple’s home after a man was struck in the back by a stray bullet.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that the 40-year-old man and his girlfriend were watching television inside their home on North 62nd Street when a bullet struck the victim in the back.
He was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was placed in critical condition, police said.
Authorities were unable to make an arrest, but Small said over 10 spent shell casings were found on the street near the couple’s home.
As Thursday turned to Friday, police in Kensington were dispatched to two different shootings that happened about 15 minutes apart.
According to investigators, a 23-year-old man was shot five times on the 400 block of East Clearfield Street early Friday morning. Minutes later, police say a 30-year-old man was also shot multiple times on Kensington Avenue.
Both victims were taken to Temple University Hospital and placed in critical condition, according to police.
The Philadelphia Police Department investigated three more early morning shootings, including an armed robbery in North Philadelphia that left a woman shot twice in the leg and a shooting in Mayfair that critically injured a 64-year-old man.
No arrests were reported in any of the overnight shootings, according to police.
With just days left of 2021, the city has already suffered its bloodiest year to date with 547 homicides, according to the latest data from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Dana Pico is your go-to source on the Killadelphia beat:

According to the Chicago Tribune, as of Sunday, December 19th, there had been 783 murders in the Windy City thus far in 2021, 34 more than on the same day last year. As of the same day, 540 homicides had occurred in Philadelphia. The 19th being the 353rd day of the year, that works out to 2.2181 homicides per day in Chicago, and ‘only’ 1.5297 per day in the City of Brotherly Love.
But, according to the 2020 census, there were 2,746,388 people living in Chicago, and 1,603,797 in Philly. Using the homicide rates, that works out to a projected 558 killings in Philly and 810 in Chicago. Murder rates are calculated based on 100,000 population, meaning that Chicago is headed for a homicide rate of 29.4933 per 100,000, while Philadelphia is looking at 34.7924. Philadelphia is far deadlier than Chicago!

“Worse than Chicago” is something you never want to be. Why is Philadelphia so bad? Hint: Joe Biden got 74% of the vote in Cook County, Illinois, but got 81% of the vote in Philadelphia.



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