Nutter has choice words for Kingsessing Rec Center shooter

    Mayor Michael Nutter has responded to last night’s shooting in Kingsessing. While in Germantown for a haircutting event, Nutter addressed the violence that left six people with gunshot wounds.

    NewsWorks’ Brian Hickey shares Nutter’s reaction: “I’m outraged by what happened there.” We’re going to catch the little bastard and he’s going to do serious time.”Asked about the difference in focus because it was an adult hoops game at a rec center (not a teen targeted by the city’s new curfew), Nutter said, “Some a—— walked up and started shooting. Who does that? … An a—— is an a—— no matter what age (they are).”

    Ten people were shot last night in five separate incidents around Philadelphia, leaving four people in critical condition and six others in stable condition.

    The incidents took place in Frankford, Hunting Park, Olney, West Philadelphia and Kingsessing, as CBS3 reports.


    The 9 p.m. incident at Kingsessing Rec Center is what WHYY’s Lizz Fiedler will focus on today. Two men opened fire during a basketball game 500 people were attending, and six people were shot.

    Later, Lizz will have more details on the crime, which took place at one of the city’s rec centers with extended hours to quell teen violence. She tells us community activist Paul “Earthquake” Moore is calling on clergy members and the community to gather tonight at 5 p.m. at Kingsessing Rec Center for a vigil.

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