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A man was shot early Wednesday morning in Holmesburg, sending him to Aria Health-Torresdale in unknown condition. The shooting happened on the 8000-block of Ditman Street across the street from the Holmesburg Rec Center [CBS3].
Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, a teenager in Castor Gardens told authorities she’d been sexually assaulted by two males. Police are still investigating the incident that happened on the 1400-block of Fanshawe Street to determine the accuracy of the report [CBS3].
Shortly after, around 4 p.m., a motorcyclist was transported to the hospital following a crash with another vehicle at Levick and Everett streets in Castor Gardens [6ABC].
Police have arrested a Northeast man in connection with a series of South Philadelphia robberies.
Poncho Spicer of the 1100-block of Fanshawe Street in Castor Gardens, is charged with robbery and related offenses for stick-ups that took place inside the garage of the Marine Club Condominiums. Spicer, 47, was arrested after the first robbery took place in September but was later released. More robberies took place in December and January.
Spicer will appear in court Feb, 7 and is held on $1.5 million bail.
Saturday — A Castor Gardens family escaped uninjured from a home invasion Saturday morning. Three men entered a home on the 1200-block of Fanshawe Street, where the suspects tied the family up and demanded money.
It’s unclear how much money the men got, if any, but they did leave with the family’s Honda Civic. There’s been no word of an arrest. continue reading »
A 24-year-old man was shot early this morning following a burglary on the 1400-block of Fanshawe Street.
A couple returning home at 3 a.m. called police when they saw a man in their house. According to reports, a police officer shot the burglar when the burglar drew the homeowner’s gun. The suspect was shot once in the hip, and was transported to Einstein Medical Center.
More details have not yet been released.
Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.
By Shannon McDonald
In its report about two separate shootings Thursday night, CBS3 slipped up. When detailing the death of 29-year-old Hasan McKinney, CBS3 reported he died on the 1100-block of Passmore Avenue. Unfortunately for the news channel (and more unfortunately for The NEast), the tiny, one-way block McKinney died on is a Street.
Looks as though CBS3 is satisfied enough with just covering the Northeast – doing it accurately is something else entirely.
By Shannon McDonald
Two separate shootings Thursday night left two men dead near Oxford Circle.
Hasan McKinney, 29, was found in his driveway on the 1100-block of Passmore Street around 10 p.m. after being shot once in the head.
The second shooting, on the 1400-block of Fanshawe Street, left a 36-year old man dead from several shots to the abdomen. He was pronounced dead at Aria’s Frankford-Torresdale campus shortly after 11 p.m. His name has not been released.
The cause of each shooting is still being investigated.
Look for a Right NEast/Wrong NEast related to this story tomorrow.
Special thanks to NEasters Anna B. and @TerriDrobish for keeping an eye out on things!