tag | gun violence

July 4th weekend in Philadelphia brings fireworks, also gunfire, homicides

Gunfire claimed the lives of a 6-year-old boy and a 15-year-old.
By The Associated Press

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2019 Smart Talk Top Stories — research on guns and mass shooters

The 2019 top stories on Smart Talk series continues Friday with conversations that came in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio last August.

By Scott LaMar

When gun violence steals the cheer from a family’s holiday

Across Philadelphia, among families who have lost loved ones to gun violence, trauma and grief can be magnified at this time of year.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

From Philly to Sandy Hook, vigil remembers those slain by gun violence

This year alone, more than 100 children have been shot in Philadelphia.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

At a Philly holiday party, grief is the tie that binds

The party was designed to help Philadelphia families who have lost loved ones to homicide get through a season that can feel alienating and lonely for people in grief. 

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Feds and PA tackle gun violence

Each day, newspapers and broadcast news outlets lead with stories of gun violence, both here at home and around the country. It happens so frequently that we are often numb to the human cost of the violence: lives lost, the trauma of survivors and the damage to communities.

By Merideth Bucher