Shooting in 15th District
On October 24, 2023, at 4:26 PM, a 21-year-old black male was shot once in the left forearm and once in the right thigh at 55XX Tulip Street on the highway in the 15th District of Philadelphia.
The male was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital by police and placed in stable condition.
The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at (215) 686-TIPS.
Gun violence in Philadelphia
Philadelphia has been experiencing a surge in gun violence in recent years.
In 2022, there were over 500 homicides in the city, the highest number since 2007.
The majority of the victims of gun violence in Philadelphia are black males.
In 2022, black males accounted for over 60% of the city’s homicide victims.
The gun violence crisis in Philadelphia is a complex problem with no easy solutions. However, there are a number of things that can be done to address the issue, such as:
- Investing in community violence prevention programs
- Providing more resources to schools and social services agencies in high-crime neighborhoods
- Cracking down on illegal gun trafficking
- Enacting stricter gun control laws
What to do if you are a witness to a shooting
If you are a witness to a shooting, it is important to stay calm and to call the police immediately. You should also try to get away from the scene of the shooting and to find a safe place to stay.
If you are able to provide the police with a description of the shooter, the weapon used, and any other relevant information, this can be helpful in their investigation.
However, it is important to remember that your safety is the most important thing. Do not put yourself at risk in order to get information or to help the police.
The shooting in the 15th District is a tragedy. It is important to remember that gun violence is a serious problem in Philadelphia and that we all have a role to play in addressing it.