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Anthony Gibbs

Age 17

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

He died where Cobbs Creek flows

He lived on the south side of West Philadelphia, where the Cobbs Creek river flows. The neighborhood is home to the Automobile Suburb Historic District, a community Environmental Education Center and the Cobbs Creek Park.

“This neighborhood is a diamond in the rough,” and Cobbs Creek is “actually more peaceful than most people perceive it to be,” one woman wrote on Street Advisor. But the neighborhood received an “F” in crime on

On September 16, 2018, Anthony Gibbs, 17, was shot in his torso in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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By Hope Kahn · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 20 stories left to tell


West African carryout left on sidewalk

Daniel James Ling

Armed robbery. Broken windows. Weapon used.


His friend tried to save him

Leo Thagard III

A brief argument, a permanent loss

Ricardo Gonzales Palacios

A June night, sounds of gunfire


Unknown teen fatally shot one night

Ivan Garcia

Spiky hair, dark eyes, warm smile

Trayvon T. Muhammad

Shot in building cops want demolished

David Williams

Not a rose, but a robbery

Diego Alfredo Morales Perez

They called; help came too late

Ace Smith

He was found near the creek

Joseph Smith

Sixteen. Chicago. Nighttime. A short profile.


Hot day but he stayed inside


A young life lost on Halloween

Lovell Grant

Days later they prayed for him

Kenneth Lamont Jernigan

Baby K, missed by his cousins

Jamarcus Lloyd

A drive-by shooting took his life

Chris J. Jones

Others survived the shootings. He didn’t.

Erick Garcia

It was an accident with friends

Antonio Torres

Neighborhood grocery store becomes crime scene