Philadelphia reaches 100 homicide victims in first few months of 2021

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Hundreds gathered at Bartram Field on March 11, 2021, to commemorate 15-year-old Antonio Walker Jr. The teen was shot and killed two days prior while playing basketball. Photo credit Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has reached another grim milestone.

So far this year, more than 100 people have been killed. That’s up more than 30% from this same time in 2020, which was already a record-breaking year.

Micah Wyatte, 25, became the 100th homicide victim of 2021. He was shot “numerous” times throughout his body around 6 p.m. on Saturday, near North 34th Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia.

Monday morning, a 31-year-old man was gunned down at 40th Street and Lancaster Avenue, also in West Philadelphia. He was shot several times throughout his body.

He is the 101st homicide victim.