Intersection of violence

By Amanda L. Snyder

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A late-night stroll left two men wounded in Grays Ferry Saturday. 

A 21-year-old man was headed westbound on the 2700 block of Tasker Street at 11:30 p.m. when he spotted a 32-year-old male friend, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The two walked together, but when they approached the intersection at Etting Street, a man unknown to the younger man jumped from behind a wall on the northeast corner, pointed a black revolver at the 32-year-old and fired two shots. 

The younger man tried to flee, but was struck in his right shin as he ran, Tolliver said. Police located him on the 1500 block of South Marston Street, and a medic transported him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was in stable condition. Police located the 32-year-old inside Uncle Tomy’s Pizza, 1653 S. 27th St., with a gunshot to his abdomen and transported him to HUP where he was in critical but stable condition at press time. 

It was unclear if the older victim knew the shooter as police had not been able to interview him as of press time, Tolliver said. The motive also was unclear at press time.

The offender was described as black with a medium complexion, age 24, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and wearing a black hoodie with red trim around the hood and black pants. 

To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.

Also in this week's Police Report:
Shattered by bullets


In November's Court Report:
Gang member sentenced
Served behind bars
Ending his spree

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1. pat jones said... on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:51AM

“What a shame the neighborhood around 27th and Tasker and the surrounding area has been taken over by the black hoodie brigade. This was a wonderful neighborhood to grow up in but now it is nothing but a ghetto.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:18PM

“The shooters are some young dealer who started living in 2 abandoned houses 1537_1538 s etting the hole block is terrify and are too scare to talk to the police please help us because it s gonna happend again if the police dont do anything about it.”


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