Thursday, October 05, 2006

Philly.com: Innocent Victims, An Inmate Stabbing, & A Missing Penis

Philly.com chronicles random, graphic violence.

The latest round of blood, bullets and knives began at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, when cops said Joyce White, 54, of Far Rockaway, N.Y., was in a car with her husband when she was struck under the left arm by a stray bullet that traveled into her chest.

Blood continued to spill, with the next victim identified as Kyle Brown, 17, of 21st Street near Sigel in South Philadelphia.

Yet another shooting, this time in Southwest Philadelphia, sent the homicide total to 303. Police said an unidentified man was shot once in the head shortly before midnight and was pronounced dead at the scene, Saybrook Avenue near 63rd street.

A fourth homicide brought the tally to 304 yesterday morning when Lance Mears, 30, an inmate of the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, was stabbed to death there at about 9:15 a.m., according to prison spokesman Bob Eskin.

Finally, a second stabbing brought the number of fatalities to 305. Cops said a man was stabbed yesterday morning on 58th Street near Greenway Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.

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