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Loved Ones Of Mother Of Six Tyra Gould Gunned Down In North Philadelphia Demanding Killer To Turn Themself In

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The family of a 40-year-old mother who was shot and killed in North Philadelphia Wednesday is calling for the shooter to turn himself in. Loved ones of Tyra Gould say the mother of six was taken from her family too soon. Tyra Gould “Here’s six kids that have to bury their mother now and we don’t have no answers why and we need to get answers and answers today,” said Troy Baylor, a friend of Gould. Philadelphia police say officers initially rushed to 24th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon for a report of an assault. Then,...
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Samir Jefferson’s Mother Speaks Out After 14-Year-Old Shot 18 Times, Killed In Feltonville

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Family and friends came together Thursday evening to remember a 14-year-old shot to death in Feltonville. Samir Jefferson was shot 18 times on Wyoming Avenue while waiting for the bus after school. It’s been an emotional week for Samir’s family. A vigil and balloon release was held Thursday night for a life cut short. “Everybody screaming, crying, it’s devastating,” Desiree Goodson, Samir’s mother, said. Family members say Samir loved music, playing basketball, eating chicken alfredo and was always smiling. “Samir is a beautiful kid. He’s never angry,” Goodson said. Samir, a freshman at Thomas Edison High School, was waiting for the bus...
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Family, Friends Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Temple University Student Samuel Collington

PROSPECT PARK, Pa. (CBS) — Loved ones are remembering Samuel Collington. A gunman shot and killed the Temple University student near campus just days after Thanksgiving. So many friends and family of Collington gathered at Interboro High School in Prospect Park to honor his life Thursday night. Collington graduated from Interboro in 2018. His family told Eyewitness News his loss leaves a major hole in the lives of so many people. “We need to come together, support each other, and lift each other up,” one woman said. Loved ones remember Collington, the 21-year-old Temple student, as a kind, caring young man who had a...

Black Gun Ownership Is on the Rise, Putting Their Lives at Risk

This month, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives debated a bill that ultimately was passed but will be vetoed by Gov. Wolf, thankfully. Senate Bill 565 would make Pennsylvania a permitless carry state, meaning you would not need a concealed carry permit across the Commonwealth, or a permit to carry – open or concealed – in Philadelphia.

The Killing Continues In Wilmington, Man Shot Dead Tuesday

Wilmington Police are investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred at approximately 5:23 p.m. in the 800 block of Kirkwood Street. Police located a 22-year-old male gunshot victim, who was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. This incident remains under investigation and further details will be...

Philadelphia Police ID 17-Year-Old Latif Williams As Suspect In Deadly Shooting Of Temple Student Samuel Collington

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have identified the suspect in the killing of a Temple University student. Samuel Sean Collington, 21, was shot twice in the chest following an attempted robbery near his off-campus apartment Sunday. Police confirmed Wednesday the suspect is 17-year-old Latif Williams. He is said to be 5-foot-5, weighs 170 pounds, has a medium complexion brown eyes and brown hair. Williams is wanted for murder. Meanwhile, three sets of Philadelphia parents are now planning funerals for their children — all gunned down on city streets. The youngest of Philadelphia’s homicide victims, as of late, are 14, 16 and 21. At a photo...

14-Year-Old, Samir Jefferson, Shot Nearly 20 Times, Killed While Waiting For SEPTA Bus In North Philadelphia, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a 14-year-old boy waiting for a SEPTA bus was shot nearly 20 times and killed in North Philadelphia Monday afternoon. Police identified the victim as Samir Jefferson. Police say two men are now being questioned by detectives for this ambush murder in broad daylight. “A vehicle, maybe two, pull up. Two males get out and start shooting at him, chasing him,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Monday afternoon, police rushed to numerous 911 calls for shots fired outside a packed Rite Aid at the busy intersection of Rising Sun and Wyoming Avenues in the city’s Feltonville...

Man, 22, fatally shot in Wilmington, police say

WILMINGTON, Del. - A 22-year-old man is dead after he was shot in Wilmington. Officials said the shooting happened on the 800 block of Kirkwood Street Tuesday, just before 5:30 in the evening. Responding officers found the 22-year-old victim and he was then transported to an area hospital, where he...

How Closely Do Pennsylvania Google Searches on Hot-Button Issues Hew to National Trends?

Pennsylvania's Google searches are not dissimilar to national trends on issues like immigration and inflation. Pennsylvania’s Google searches on three current hot-button issues — critical race theory, inflation, and immigration — are mostly on par with national trends, write Mike D’Onofrio and Taylor Allen for AXIOS Philadelphia. Google queries related...