Ten are dead in weekend violence | Inquirer | 04/23/2007: "Ten are dead in weekend violence
The slayings followed three forums Friday on how to stem the city's problem. The year's homicide count is 127.
By Jan Hefler
Inquirer Staff Writer
At least 10 people died over the weekend as bullets cut through several Philadelphia neighborhoods - including Center City, where homicides are rare - and at a barbecue in West Philadelphia. At least nine others were wounded in shootings or stabbings.
Despite the national spotlight on gun violence after the Virginia Tech massacre and at least three antiviolence conferences held in Philadelphia last week, the homicide toll climbed to 127, rising as the temperature hit the high 70s.
The Center City shooting - at 12th and Chestnut Streets - quickly resulted in an arrest. Investigations continued in the other cases."