PHILADELPHIA - Gun violence is plaguing Philadelphia. Now, police are concerned guns shaped like cell phones have made their way to the streets after one was seized during a traffic stop.
West Philadelphia residents are on edge as violence continues to surge. They were also upset to hear about an arrest where a gun, disguised as a cell phone, was seized by police from a woman after a routine car stop for tinted windows at 57th and Spruce.
Police say the suspect with the cell phone gun had six prior arrests, including a gun violation.
Gun disguised as cell phone
Neighbors already overwhelmed by too many guns in their community were just as concerned.
"I don't see why people have to carry weapons. I mean it's ridiculous," Codey Cortes said.
Saddiq Calhoun, a gunshot victim himself, says enough is enough when it comes to guns on the street.
"That's messed up when a woman has to walk the streets and be weaponized. You should be able to walk the streets without it," he said.
FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser reports that you must have a permit to carry to have that type of gun on your person in public.
So far this year, Philadelphia has seen 149 murders and over 500 shooting victims this year.
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