Man's body found
in abandoned house
* Salford Street near Market, West Philadelphia
A passer-by made a gruesome discovery in West Philadelphia Sunday night, police said, after finding a dead man inside an abandoned house.
Cops said the body of the man, who appeared to be in his 30s, was found at 7:16 p.m. inside the living room, and he was pronounced dead by medics at the scene at 7:30 p.m. He had three gunshot wounds, cops said - one in his chest, one in his left side and one in his right knee.
Police were unsure how long the man had been dead or whether he was shot where he was found.
Man shot during robbery attempt
* Chelten Avenue near Boyer Street, East Germantown
A 21-year-old man was critically wounded when he was shot during an attempted robbery in East Germantown Saturday night, cops said.
The man had just left his house about 7:30 p.m. when a gunman accosted him and demanded, "Give me the money," said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman. The two started fighting, Little said, and the gunman fired once at the victim, hitting him in the left shoulder.
The victim was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.
The shooter is described as a black man, about 6-feet, who wore a white hooded sweatshirt and was last seen fleeing east on Chelten.
Cops: 2 shot by pedaling gunman
* 30th and Cumberland
streets, Strawberry Mansion
Two men were wounded in a shooting in Strawberry Mansion Saturday night, police said.
One victim told police that the two men were standing at the corner talking when a man on an older-model 10-speed bicycle approached them and fired several shots, Officer Tanya Little said.
One man, 29, was hit once in the buttocks. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, she said.
The second victim, a 25-year-old man, was shot six times, in the right arm, abdomen, buttocks and neck. He was also taken to Temple, Little said, where he had surgery and remained in serious condition Sunday.
No arrests were made as of Sunday night.
Teen hurt in drive-by shooting
* Jessup Street near Huntingdon, Hartranft
A teenager was wounded in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in North Philly's Hartranft neighborhood, police said.
Police found the 16-year-old boy on the street bleeding from a single gunshot wound to his back, police said.
He was taken to Temple University Hospital and listed in stable condition later Sunday.
Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman, said the teen told police that he was standing on the corner talking to another man about 12:40 a.m. when a late-model white minivan approached the intersection and someone began firing from the passenger side.
No description of the shooter was available other than the vehicle, and no arrests had been made.
Reward in slaying of innocent woman
* Corlies Street near Dickinson, Grays Ferry
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and state Sen. Anthony Williams will announce a $5,000 reward Monday morning in the shooting death of Clarice Douglas, 45, a bystander caught in a crossfire Friday outside her Grays Ferry home.
Cops have said that Douglas was killed following a shoot-out between two men who were running at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.
One alleged shooter, Hakeem Burley, 23, of Snyder Avenue near 27th Street, in South Philly, was injured and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Homicide Sgt. Tim Cooney said Sunday that Burley is now charged with firearms offenses, but not with the murder. The case is still being investigated.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the second alleged shooter, Shekinah Williams, 28, of Philadelphia, who is on the lam, Cooney said.
Williams said Sunday that the $5,000 reward would apply to the fugitive. The reward will be handled by the Citizens Crime Commission of Delaware Valley, which gives out rewards following an arrest and conviction. The tip line is 215-546-TIPS (8477).
- Julie Shaw and Morgan Zalot