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Published on Aug 16, 2012
In the four weeks since the Colorado movie theater shooting made national headlines, GunCrisis.org has tracked 115 shooting victims in Philadelphia.
Based on original reports, and by monitoring media organizations and other sources In other words, we found the number of people shot in Philadelphia during this period exceeding the combined total number of victims from the Colorado incident, the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, this week's incident in College Station, Texas and the assault rifle attack that wounded 17 people in Alabama last month.
In Philadlephia, we counted 16 homicides during this period, and 18 victims who were initially reported in critical condition, often with head of chest wounds.
There were 10 double shootings, two triple shootings, two quadruple shootings and one incident in which five people were shot in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadlephia on July 22nd.
Two days later, two teenage brothers were shot to death in their home in the Overbrook Park.
All of the photos in this report were provided by GunCrisis photographers Joe Kaczmarek and Tom Kelly, and were captured at Philadelphia shooting scenes during this period.
The oldest victim we found was a 63-year-old man who was shot to death in a home on Lehigh Avenue just a few days ago. The youngest was an 11-year-old boy who suffered a graze wound last month, and the average age of victims reported was 28. Four women were shot but most of the victims were men.
Our count includes those killed and wounded in five people-involved shootings and one report of a resident who shot an intruder in his home.
Check GunCrisis.org for a map of every incident we counted. This report excludes police calls for a person with a gun, and even shots fired, but marks only the locations where people have been killed or wounded over the last four weeks.
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