A number of community leaders spoke at a press conference Friday afternoon to respond to the gun violence that has plagued the Point Breeze and Grays Ferry section of the city since mid-September.
Police are working overtime following a rash of gun violence in Philadelphia in the past few days.
A review of the paper ballots cast in Philadelphia’s primary election continues, but it appears that they will not affect the outcome of one close race.
It will be next week at the earliest before the Philadelphia City Commission certifies the results of Tuesday’s primary elections.
The official citywide count will begin on Friday, and continue over the weekend and through next Wednesday.
Mark Squilla and Bobby Henon appeared headed toward commanding victories in their respective Philadelphia City Council primary races.
A group of state lawmakers and a civic organization in Philadelphia plans to offer a reward today, hoping to spark leads for police investigating the beating of a southwest Philadelphia community activist a week ago.