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2 Men Shot in Funeral Procession; 11yo Injured in Hit-and-Run; 7 Teens Kill Man in Beating Attack
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/10/22 2:10 am | updated: 07/10/22 2:10 am
Two men were ambushed, shot, and killed during a funeral procession in Upper Darby on Friday afternoon, 7/8. It happened around 1 p.m. near Marshall Road and Powell Lane outside Friends Southwestern Burial Ground. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. "100% targeted, 100% ambushed. They were followed, and they were targeted, and they were assassinated and shot and killed," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt. The procession began in North Philadelphia. The funeral was was being held for the victim of a Philadelphia homicide. Police released surveillance photos of a suspect (see below). If you have any information, call Upper Darby police at 610-734-7693.

Philadelphia Police are searching the driver of a pickup truck wanted in the hit-and-run accident that left a young boy critically wounded in West Philadelphia. It happened around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, 6/7, at 42nd Street and Girard Ave near Belmont Avenue in the Parkside neighborhood. An 11-year-old boy was crossing Girard Ave. with his mother in the crosswalk when he was hit by a pickup truck. The driver did not stop and fled the scene towards Martin Luther King Drive. "He was hit with such force his body was launched 50 feet where he landed on Girard Avenue," said Philadelphia Chief Inspector Scott Small. The boy suffered sever trauma to his head, arms, legs and body. He was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he remains in extreme critical condition with several broken bones and a head injury. Police are looking for a dark blue or black 2022 Ford F-150 XLT with Pennsylvania tags ZTX6169. The driver is described as a white male in his 60's wearing glasses. Police are urging the registered owner of the vehicle to turn themselves in to authorities. If you have any information, contact police at 215-685-3180.

Philadelphia Police released surveillance video from a fatal ambush attack that left an elderly man dead last month in North Philadelphia. They are looking for the public's help in finding seven teenage suspects from the unprocked attack. It happened on June 24 around 2:30 a.m. on the 2100 block of Cecil B. Moore Ave. 73-year-old James 'Simmie' Lambert was walking down the street a few blocks from his home when he was surrounded by the group of young people. He was struck several times with a traffic cone and other objects. Lambert was taken to Temple University Hospital where he died the next day from head injuries. Police are looking for four boys and three girls between the ages of 13 and 17. There is a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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