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Philadelphia police on Wednesday released the identities of five people killed in separate shootings in the city over the spate of a bloody four days around the Easter holiday.
They also said a 17-year-old boy who was shot last month in North Philadelphia and was released from Temple University Hospital last Friday, had to be rushed on Saturday to Jefferson University Hospital, where he died.
The teen, Bashir Washington, of Martin Street near Fitzwater in Southwest Center City, was shot in the abdomen about 3:55 p.m. March 28 in the area of 17th Street and Susquehanna Avenue in North Philadelphia. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.
On Friday, police said, he was released from Temple and sent home. But then on Saturday, he was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital with internal bleeding and was pronounced dead at 6 p.m. that day. Police said the motive in his shooting was an argument, but have not reported any arrests.
The victims in the five homicides from Friday to Monday were:
- Kenneth Collins, 22, of the 2200 block of North Uber Street in North Philadelphia, who was shot and killed about 2 a.m. Friday at 27th and Sergeant Streets. He was found lying in front of a bar, with a gunshot wound to his back. Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead half an hour later. Police said the motive for the shooting was an argument, but reported no arrest.
- About 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Lonnie Sims, 23, of the 1600 block of South 18th Street in Point Breeze, was found unresponsive on the porch of a home on the 5900 block of Warrington Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Sims, shot several times, was pronounced dead shortly afterward at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. No arrest has been reported.
- About 1:19 a.m. Sunday, Nizare Davis, 22, of the 700 block of East Madison Street in Kensington, was shot on the 3200 block of F Street, near where she lived. When officers arrived, they saw people running and the female victim lying outside with a gunshot wound to her chest. Police rushed her to Temple University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead within the hour. Police said the motive for the shooting was an argument, but no arrest has been reported.
- About 2 a.m. Monday, Walter Oveniel Rivera Suchite, 27, of the 6700 block of Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia, was shot about five blocks from his home. Police found him lying on the sidewalk near 62nd Street and Woodland Avenue, with a gunshot wound to his back. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. The motive was not known, and no arrest was reported.
- About 5:45 a.m. Monday, officers found Valentino Stewart, 34, of the 600 block of East Clementine Street in Kensington, outside on his block and unresponsive after being shot several times. Police rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 15 minutes later. The motive for his shooting was not known, and no arrest was reported.
As with all homicides, there is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information about these shootings is asked to call the homicide unit at 215-686-3334.
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