Spoiled homecoming 

A former Neu­mann-Gor­etti bas­ket­ball play­er is be­lieved to be one of the vic­tims from Sat­urday’s double shoot­ing in Queen Vil­lage. 

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A former Neu­mann-Gor­etti bas­ket­ball play­er is be­lieved to be one of the vic­tims from Sat­urday’s double shoot­ing in Queen Vil­lage. 

On Sunday, at ap­prox­im­ately 10:30 p.m., 3rd Dis­trict Of­ficers re­spon­ded to a hos­pit­al case at Jef­fer­son Hos­pit­al for a re­port of a male shot in the leg. Of­ficers loc­ated a 16-year-old male who in­formed po­lice that while stand­ing out­side in the court­yard with friends on the 900 block of South Fourth Street, he heard sev­er­al gun­shots and star­ted run­ning, then real­ized he was shot in the leg, ac­cord­ing to Of­ficer Tan­ya Little of the Po­lice Pub­lic Af­fairs said.  He was trans­por­ted to Jef­fer­son hos­pit­al by private vehicle, and lis­ted in stable con­di­tion.

At ap­prox­im­ately 12:23 a.m., 3rd Dis­trict Of­ficers re­spon­ded to Pennsylvania Hos­pit­al for a second shoot­ing vic­tim —  a 22-year-old male who in­formed of­ficers that he was stand­ing in the same loc­a­tion with friends when he heard five or six gun­shots. The in­di­vidu­al, ac­cord­ing to pub­lished re­ports, is cur­rent Towson Uni­versity seni­or for­ward and co-cap­tain John Dav­is. Po­lice, as of press time, had not re­leased the names of either vic­tim. The lat­ter vic­tim ran home, and no­ticed he was bleed­ing from his right knee. He was trans­por­ted to Pennsylvania Hos­pit­al by private vehicle and later trans­por­ted to Penn-Pres­by­teri­an Med­ic­al Cen­ter by med­ics in stable con­di­tion with a gun­shot wound to his right knee. The Pub­lic Af­fairs de­part­ment re­leased a re­port match­ing the loc­a­tion of where Dav­is was shot.  

Dav­is was in town for Sat­urday’s game at Drexel Uni­versity, which his Ti­gers won ,69-65. He did not dis­ap­point his ho­met­own crowd, turn­ing in a double-double of 14 points and 10 re­bounds. 

Fol­low­ing the game, the former Neu­mann-Gor­etti stu­dent, ac­cord­ing to pub­lished re­ports,  at­ten­ded a fam­ily out­ing,  

Dur­ing Tues­day’s Co­lo­ni­al Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­ation tele­con­fer­ence,  Towson head men’s bas­ket­ball coach Pat Skerry an­nounced that the seni­or for­ward and co-cap­tain will miss the re­mainder of the sea­son, 

“His health is fine,” Skerry said dur­ing the call. “He’ll be able to play next year over­seas, but he won’t play the rest of this sea­son. He’s been a lead­er for us and a good role mod­el for our guys. We are forever grate­ful for John. He’s done a lot of more for our pro­gram than what we were ever able to do for him.”

To re­port in­form­a­tion, call South De­tect­ives at 215-685-1635, text PP­DTIP (773847) or vis­it philly­po­lice.com/forms. 


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