Jose in Kensington. On Saturday, a new Puerto Rican restaurant opened at Kensington Avenue and G, so there was free food and very loud music. You could hear it two blocks away. It was certainly better than hearing gunshots. From the Philadelphia Inquirer of June 24th, 2015:
Seven people shot in Kensington
The neighbors around East Hilton Street heard the blast from a shotgun Monday afternoon and knew what to do. Up and down the narrow Kensington blocks, they opened their doors for the children on the streets, who were already running for cover.
On East Madison Street, Stephanie Johnson hustled her grandchildren - and anyone else nearby - inside. A block away, Tina Jacobs checked to make sure her granddaughter was behind her, inside the house.
"The kids on the block - they know how to move when they hear bullets," she said.
Cathy Dever, who lives on Allegheny Avenue, was in her backyard when she heard what she thought was fireworks, and then saw children running, screaming, from the block behind her. She told her own children to get down.