Digital Brief: April 9, 2021 (PM)

Jessica Kartalija has the latest headlines.

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JESSICA KARTALIJA: I'm Jessica Kartalija with your evening digital news brief for Friday April 9, 2021. A woman is shot and killed in broad daylight in North Philadelphia. It happened around 1:30 this afternoon on the 2500 block of North Bancroft Street. The victim, who was 50 years old, was pronounced dead at Temple University hospital. Police say the suspect was in a newer model burgundy Chevy Impala. So far, no one has been arrested.

In West Philadelphia, police are investigating a shooting at a rooming house on the 5500 block of Ludlow. That's where officers say a 33-year-old man was shot twice in the legs around 2:30 this morning. The victim told officers it was a robbery. He's listed in critical condition at Mercy Hospital. Police are now interviewing 10 other people who were in the house at the time. They say they are looking for a man wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark jeans.

An anti-gun violence rally was held today outside of city hall. Participants called for Mayor Jim Kenney to set aside $100 million in his upcoming budget to go toward violence intervention programs, youth groups, conflict resolution, and job training. Mayor Kenney is expected to deliver his budget next week.

Today, Philadelphia opened its second mass vaccination site in the neighborhood hard hit by the virus. It's at the Esperanza Community Center at Hunting Park, and neighbors around the center have the lowest vaccination rates in the city. Only 14% of Hispanics have received a first dose. The center is expected to provide about 2,500 shots a day.

Delaware County will open a large scale community vaccination site tomorrow. Chopper 3 was over the setup at Delaware County Community College. The site will be operational each weekend for as long as needed. Residents in the 1A and 1B categories can schedule appointments directly through the Delaware County website. Residents in the 1C category can start doing so Monday.

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