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Top Philadelphia news: 1 fatally shot, 1 hurt in Southwest; crowd attacks cruiser, loots gas station

Top Philadelphia news: 1 fatally shot, 1 hurt in Southwest; crowd attacks cruiser, loots gas station
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By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in Philadelphia.

Crowd smashes police cruiser windshield, loots gas station in North Philadelphia

A Philadelphia police cruiser near N. Broad and W. Clearfield streets was smashed by a large crowd. Investigators say the crowd also looted a gas station on that corner. Officers were able to get control of the scene shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Read the full story on CBS Philly.

City leaders denounce group defending Columbus statue in South Philadelphia

Those guarding the statue against vandalism were countered on Sunday by groups who denounced the historical figure. Despite some tense moments and profane comments, the crowds remained mostly tame.

Read the full story on FOX 29.

Police search for 14-year-old girl missing from West Philadelphia

Authorities say Imani Alston was last seen on the 4400 block of Holden Street on June 6.

Read the full story on FOX 29.

Tent encampment on Ben Franklin Parkway doubles as housing protest

A tent encampment to bring attention to homelessness and housing inequities in Philadelphia has popped up along the Ben Franklin Parkway. The site at 22nd Street and the Parkway grew from five tents on Wednesday to nearly 100 over the weekend.

Read the full story on (SPC) South Philly CommUNITY.

1 killed, 1 injured in shooting in Southwest Philly

It happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday on the 6500 block of Woodland Avenue.

Read the full story on CBS Philly.


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