Wednesday, December 1, 2021

'LAWLESSNESS' IN PHILLY: 2021 Becomes Deadliest Year in Philadelphia History, 500 Homicides So Far

Source: NCB Philadelphia

Published: November 25, 2021

By: Brian X. McCrone and Rudy Chinchilla

The number of homicides in Philadelphia this year has reached 500. There were also 500 murders in 1990. Activists say city leaders are not doing enough, and that residents in many neighborhoods are afraid to go outside.

When Jamal Johnson started his hunger strike against the gun violence endemic in Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, he said there were 27 murders at the time.

He ended his 26-day hunger strike after Mayor Jim Kenney finally agreed to meet with Johnson to talk about new steps by the city to address rampant gun violence.

"No one else took it very seriously at the time. Now that we’re at 500, I think people have finally taken some notice,” Johnson told NBC10 in an interview this week, referencing the grim milestone in Philadelphia’s long history as police announced there have been 500 killings since the start of 2021.

The 500th murder took place late Wednesday afternoon when a 55-year-old woman was shot three times in the chest at 7th and Jackson streets in South Philadelphia. She was taken to Jefferson Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. No arrests have been made. Police believe the gunman was the victim's husband.

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