Terrible Tuesday


It was a deadly night in Philadelphia this past Tuesday, with five people killed in five separate shootings.

  • In the 2400 block of North Hollywood Street, a 31-year-old male was shot once in the chest around 8:30 p.m. and pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital 20 minutes later.
  • A 21-year-old man died of a gunshot wound to the neck in the 2100 block of North Van Pelt Street.
  • In West Philadelphia, a 22-year-old man was shot in the 1400 block of North Vodges Street about 8:20 p.m. and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
  • In East Falls, a man was shot to death around 9:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Abbottsford Avenue.
  • In South Philadelphia, a man in his mid-20s was shot and killed around 8 p.m. at 23rd and Morris Streets.

The common thread here is the weapon used – a gun.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – enough.

Let’s not have another Terrible Tuesday.


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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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