Killings in Allegheny County spiked this summer 

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New Castle, PA

#1 Sep 11, 2012
Killings in Allegheny County spiked this summer 
By Sadie Gurman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 9, 2012 - 12:12 AM

Allegheny County has recorded 74 homicides since January, just two fewer than in all of 2011; neighborhood feuds, drugs are blamed.

Pittsburgh and county homicide detectives investigated 47 slayings between May and August of this year, compared with 26 during the same period the year before, when, investigators have said, violence was unusually low. As of Friday, Allegheny County, including Pittsburgh, had clocked 74 homicides since January, compared with 76 throughout all of 2011, by the medical examiner's count.

"It keeps you praying," she said. "I thought about all of my grandchildren. I thought, Lord, what would I have done if it was one of them?"

Mr. Cox's body was found in an overgrown yard the morning of Sept. 1, but detectives believe he was shot in the face and chest as early as Aug. 28. Police said his killing was similar to that of many young men this summer in Wilkinsburg, McKeesport and McKees Rocks, communities that have borne the brunt of the gunplay.
Just Saying

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Sep 11, 2012
Gee, three hours already, and the Old Fool hasn't jumped on this already with his usual gleeful bogotry?

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