Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) surpassed 400 homicides in a year following two fatalities Saturday.
Ang Philadelphia Enquirer stars that “two deadly shootings on Saturday night brought the total number of homicides during the year in Philadelphia this year to over 400.”
The city has surpassed 400 homicides in a year only twice in the past 20 years.
Ang Ask questions observed that when lethal and non -lethal shootings were combined, a total of “1,696 people were shot as of Wednesday” last week.
ABC 6 reports that the most recent homicide in Philly was a man who was shot and killed around 2 a.m. Monday morning outside the Philadelphia Marriot.
Mayor Kenney reacted to the rising death toll by saying, “I am saddened and angry that more than 400 Philadelphians have been lost to preventable violence this year. My heart goes out to all the families suffering from grief. Our administration continues to act urgently to reduce violence and save lives. “
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw also commented on the rising homicide, saying:
Our department continues to make a record of the number of confiscated crimes, and a record number of arrests of individuals who possess them. However, this is not nearly enough. We will continue to work with our law enforcement and community partners to bring to justice those who seek to cause harm to our beautiful city and its citizens.
Ang Ask questions explains that “29% of homicides and 15% of non-gun shootings resulted in police arrests in 2021.”
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