At least 13 folks had been shot and two killed in a mass taking pictures in Philadelphia late Saturday evening, police stated.
Gunfire erupted within the metropolis’s bustling South Street neighborhood close to third Street shortly earlier than midnight, Philadelphia police advised WPVI.
Police had responded to a 911 name of a person with a gun in a big crowd. Upon arrival, police noticed a male firing right into a crowd of individuals, cops stated.
The responding officer fired his service weapon thrice on the suspect, police stated. It’s unclear if he was hit.
The suspect sustained a gunshot wound to the arm, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. It’s not clear if he was struck by police.
Seven victims had been taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, together with one of many deceased victims.
Five others had been taken to Pennsylvania Hospital, together with the suspect, police advised the newspaper.
Three different victims had been taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
The circumstances of the victims weren’t instantly accessible. No officers had been injured, in keeping with police.
No arrests have been made right now. Cops stated a gun was recovered on the scene.
“Several people have been injured. Please avoid the area,” the Philadelphia Police Department stated simply earlier than 1 a.m. Sunday morning.