PHILADELPHIA - With additional shootings Wednesday, it seems there’s not a neighborhood, not a block, not even a street that’s safe from the threat of violence.
Many residents are afraid to walk out of their front door. As of midnight August 3rd, the Philadelphia Police Department reported 322 homicides in 2022, topping last year’s number of 321 during the same time frame.
Last year’s total homicide count reached a record high of 562 homicides."Just by us being one over with homicides than where we were last year, I mean, that can change tomorrow," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.Not everyone shares that confidence."I heard gunshots last night and heard gunshots the day before that," Frankford resident Anthony Jordan stated.RELATED HEADLINES:Ciara said, "Everyday gets scarier." The Frankford mom says Tuesday night, around 8:15, she heard the gunshots that police say hit and killed innocent bystander 29-year-old Tylesha Watson.