According to police, an armed guy who was attempting to steal a pizza store in Philadelphia’s Frankford area was shot and died. At around 8 p.m., two armed individuals broke into George’s Pizza, which is located in the 5300 block of Oxford Avenue. when gunfire occurred on Saturday night, according to authorities.
Just before 8:30 p.m., one of the attempting robbers was shot numerous times and died, according to the police. The second suspect took off on foot from the scene.
Two firearms were found by the police at the site. There were no other recorded injuries.
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Gun violence in Philadelphia
A man and a woman were shot around 3:45 on Saturday morning in West Philadelphia on the 5900 block of Market Street. The guy was driven to Presbyterian in a private vehicle, while the woman was brought by ambulance to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Officials stated that they were classified as stable.
Police were called to the Temple University Hospital’s Jeanes Campus around 1:15 on Saturday morning in order to look into the case of a female gunshot victim. The woman was wounded in the foot during an attempted robbery, according to the authorities. According to the police, nothing was stolen from the victim, and they are looking for three male suspects.
This occurs just after a 23-year-old guy was shot and killed in Point Breeze.
It is advised that anybody with knowledge about the occurrences call 911 or get in touch with the authorities. In homicide cases, there is a $20,000 prize for information that results in an arrest and conviction.
News of gun violence such as this is often heard in Philadelphia.
At the Roxborough YMCA, state senators Vincent Hughes of Philadelphia and Katie Muth—who represents portions of Chester, Berks, and Montgomery counties—recently conducted a hearing on gun violence.
Testimony during the session focused on the necessity of expanding background checks at all points of sale and enacting stricter laws against gun violence.
Law enforcement, medical professionals, and representatives from community and grassroots organizations were among the panelists in the debate. Sam Levy, regional legal director of Everytown for Gun Safety; Brandon Flood, deputy director of government affairs, Cease-Fire PA; Scott Charles, trauma outreach manager at Temple University; and Francis Healy, deputy commissioner for professional responsibility and legal affairs in the Philadelphia Police Department, were among the speakers. Chantay Love is the president and co-founder of the E.M.I.R. Healing Center.
Muth stated, “We have heard more today at our policy committee hearing about how gun violence is ripping our communities apart and claiming innocent lives. We have read so many heartbreaking stories about it.” “We need all elected officials to work together on comprehensive and effective gun control measures that respect the Second Amendment but also address the risks associated with firearms. Gun violence is an epidemic in the United States.”
The organization pushed for the adoption of Senate Bill 60, which would have required background checks for all people, introduced by Hughes. The measure would require background checks before selling rifles and shotguns at gun shows and private sales locations. As of right now, Pennsylvania does not need background checks for conventional weapons. However, Pennsylvania law already requires background checks for handgun transactions.
Hughes declared, “We are here to give a voice to those who are fighting with us to end gun violence.” Pennsylvanian towns are being terrorized by the gun pandemic, and we must put an end to this lunacy. We must ensure that all viable options are explored and implemented, including amending Pennsylvania’s laws on gun violence and enacting a sensible safety measure like universal background checks.
Muth claims that there have been 565 mass shootings in the US so far this year, or about two every day, including the most recent one that happened in Maine.
According to Hughes, “this Commonwealth’s efforts to combat gun violence have been, in some ways, historic.”
For instance, in May, House Bill 714 was approved by a vote of 109 to 92. The measure, which has more support, would increase background checks.
Love said that following her brother’s seven-shot death, she, her mother, and her sister created the group. Her brother’s instructors, the proprietor of the neighborhood shop, and others who knew and interacted with him were all impacted by his passing.
“There hasn’t been enough documentation on it because the loss is so deep,” the speaker stated.
Some Americans are ignorant of the options available to them, their friends, and their families to take action or find solace as gun violence continues to have an impact on people’s lives on a daily basis.
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