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Philadelphia’s Top Cop Appeals To Public For Help Solving Weekend Shootings

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Five people were killed and 27 injured over the weekend in Philadelphia, in a spate of violence that has police and the mayor promising a strong response.

The sheer numbers of victims during the violent weekend is staggering, but some of the circumstances are particularly shocking.

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(Surveillance video from a weekend shooting.)

On Saturday night, a gunman who was kicked out of a bar for smoking came back and fired through the door, killing one man and injuring five others (see related story).

Watch the Surveillance Video

On Sunday, a man was killed trying to defend his 14-year-old son from five youths who were beating him up when one of the attackers opened fire. Three young girls, aged 6 to 15, were wounded (another related story).

“It’s just a tragic set of circumstances,” said Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey today, “but I also think  it shows just how violent it can become on the streets of our city.”

Ramsey (center of top photo) says police will do whatever they have to do to keep order, but he also asked for the public’s help.

“There are people out there right now that know exactly who’s responsible for these crimes, and they need to speak up. We just cannot allow this to continue,” the commissioner told reporters.

Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Linda D Bryant

    Philadelphia needs to invest more $$$$ in its WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM,
    maybe then folks would not be scared to come forward and assist the cops in doing their job!!!!

  • Hater

    Reward money is the only way to get these people to snitch……………………….yo

    • SLAPPY

      Reward money to further fuel their crack habit??………NOT the answer. These people need to grow a set of ba##s and speak up, like any other law abiding citizen……..but, THEY don’t feel that THEY need to be law abiding!

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