By Wyatt Earp | September 12, 2011
Five homicides in twenty hours. God, I love this town!
Five Philadelphia men were fatally shot in separate cases in the city on Sunday, according to police. The violence began shortly after midnight, when four men were struck by gunfire at 12:28 a.m., on the 1800 block of North Newkirk Street in the city’s Brewerytown section, police said. One man, 20, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.
In a completely unrelated note, the mayor canceled the last two police academy classes. But wait, there’s more!
Much more . . .
At 3:06 a.m., police discovered a man with four or five gunshot wounds in his torso in a car at Franklin Street and Girard Avenue. The 22-year-old victim was pronounced dead at 3:18 a.m. [At] 3:08 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest and right leg on the street at 2718 W. Eyre St. He was taken to Temple Hospital and pronounced dead at 3:54 p.m.
A 30-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest in the 1600 block of North Lindenwood in Overbrook around 7:30 p.m. A few minutes later and about a half-mile away, a 27-year-old man was shot in the neck in the 5200 block of Master Street in West Philadelphia.
The current homicide count for the year is 228 (the article is off by three). City Hall sources say that if we hit 300, every citizen gets a free milkshake, courtesy of Checkers.