Philadelphia Shooting At least 3 Killed and wounded 11 others
A bustling entertainment district turned into a scene of carnage when multiple shooters opened fire in the South Street area of Philadelphia, killing at least three people and wounding 11 others, police said.
Officers patrolling the South Street area heard gunfire and observed “several active shooters shooting into the crowd,” said Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a news conference Sunday the shooting started at roughly 11:31 p.m. Saturday.
The officers stationed on South Street “observed several civilians suffering from gunshot wounds, lying on the sidewalk and in the street.” The officers then began rendering first aid to those who were injured, she added.
Outlaw said five guns were used by the shooters after a possible “physical altercation.” One gunman was likely shot and wounded but escaped police, she said; another suspected gunman, who may have been involved in the physical altercation, is likely among the three people killed.
The other two victims are believed to be innocent bystanders, Outlaw said
Two handguns were recovered at the scene, including one with an extended magazine, according to Pace. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
“At this point we don’t know whether or not the altercation that took place was between a group of individuals, or if this was tied to another group or affiliation,” Outlaw said.
One officer who saw a man firing a handgun into a large crowd drew his weapon and “fired several times in the direction of the unknown male, we believe striking him,” Outlaw said. “The unknown male dropped his handgun on the sidewalk, and ran southbound on 600 American Street. The male was then lost in the area.”
The police department said the victims were Gregory Jackson, 34; Alexis Quinn, 27; and a 22-year-old man whose name was not yet being released.
Eleven people suffered gunshot wounds, and one of them was in critical condition Sunday evening, the police department said in a news release. They range in age from 17 to 69.
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