Philadelphia surpasses 300 homicide victims thus far in 2020

By KYW Newsradio 1060

On Sunday, just after midnight, someone fired five or six shots into a party near 24th Street and Girard Avenue. A 34-year-old man, later identified as Corey Tribble, was shot several times and found dead on the street. Police stopped a car fitting the description about 10 blocks west of the scene, and homicide detectives are now interviewing those inside the car. 

A few hours later and a couple of blocks away, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the head on North Etting Street, near Montgomery Avenue. He has not yet been identified.

Then Sunday afternoon, 26-year-old Shaheed Edwards was found dead in North Philadelphia, his body riddled with bullets at 19th and Venango streets. 

Four men, all in their early 20s, were also gunned down along Oxford Avenue in Frankford on Sunday just before 10 p.m. At least two dozen shots were fired into their limbs and shoulders. 

Later, near 15th and Clearfield streets — right off of Broad Street in North Philadelphia — five people, including a teenager, were shot following an argument at a cookout. 

All nine people in both shootings are all expected to survive.

No one has been charged in any of the incidents. 

Last year was already a record-breaking one for the city’s homicide rate. In 2019, 355 people were killed — marking, at that point, the most homicides in a single year since 2007.