7 Killed, 24 Wounded in Philadelphia Gun Violence over July 4th Weekend

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 8: Police tape blows in the wind near the scene of a shooting ambush last night of 33-year-old Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, who was shot 13 times at close range on January 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Surveillance footage reveals the suspect was dressed in Muslim …
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Seven were shot dead and another 24 shot and wounded during Fourth of July weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

CBS Philadelphia reports at least 31 shootings in total, “Friday through Sunday” in Philadelphia.

Fox 29 reports one of the weekend’s fatalities was six-year-old boy, who was struck in the chest by a bullet while playing “inside a home with other children on the 4600 block of Kendrick Street.”

The boy was one of five people killed on Sunday alone.

A 15-year-old Angelo Walker was one of three injured during a shooting Overbrook. He sustained a gunshot wound to the head and succumbed to his injuries after being hospitalized.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny (D) addressed the death and mayhem, saying, “This weekend’s horrific violence is a stark reminder that COVID-19 isn’t the only crisis plaguing our city. Gun violence continues to traumatize our communities and cut Philadelphians lives tragically short.”

Breitbart News reported at least 70 were shot, 14 fatally, over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago by Sunday night alone.

On June 25, 2020, the Washington Post reported 17 of the top 20 cities for violent crime have a Democrat mayor and 19 of the top 20 cities with most incidents of violent crime per 10,000 people have a Democrat mayor.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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