Philadelphia shooting leaves 3 dead, about a dozen injured

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At least three people are dead in Philadelphia and nearly a dozen other victims have been injured during a shooting incident Saturday evening, according to multiple reports.

Authorities responded to the scene in the South Street neighborhood just before midnight, where they found multiple shooters, with one firing into a crowd of people, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Philadelphia Police Department Inspector D.F. Pace said 14 people had been shot, including three who died, per the outlet. You can imagine that there were hundreds of people enjoying South Street at the time of the shooting, according to Pace, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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According to the report, a Philadelphia police officer fired their own weapon at least once toward the suspect before the individual fled. The suspect was reportedly hit in the arm. However, it is unclear if the suspect was struck by the officers’ gunfire during the chaotic situation.

Eric Walsh, an employee of the nearby O’Neals Pub, said he heard gunshots around 11: 30 p.m. and acted swiftly to usher those in and around the bar to seek shelter, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. According to Walsh, people were seen walking down the street wearing white sneakers with bloody knees and elbows. “We were literally just rolling up napkins and wetting them, and then handing them out to people… it was chaos. “

Videos posted online show several police officers have responded to the scene.

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One shooter reportedly dropped a handgun with an extended magazine, which was recovered by police, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Police recovered a second firearm on Sunday.

No arrests were made on the spot.

*AlertEmergency personnel are responding to a shooting incident in the area of 3rd and South Streets. Numerous people were injured. Please avoid this area.

— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) June 5, 2022

Among the deceased victims are a 25-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, police said. Seven injured victims were rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, per the report. Their statuses are not yet known.

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A Philadelphia police car.

A Philadelphia police car.
(Philadelphia Police Department / Facebook)

Philadelphia is still reeling from nine separate shooting incidents from the night before, Friday into Saturday, that left a pregnant woman dead. Officials said that at least eight others were also injured.

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The baby the woman was carrying was saved by medical professionals, according to a report. Police are continuing to investigate their respective causes. An investigation into Saturday night’s shooting is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Keep checking back for more updates.

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