New shooting in the US; at least three dead in Philadelphia | News


A shooting perpetrated this Saturday night in a central and busy street in the city of Philadelphia, the largest in the state of Pennsylvania, in the northeastern United States, left three dead and 11 injured, local police confirmed on Sunday. .


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Police patrolling the downtown Philadelphia area reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing multiple people firing into a large crowd.

At a press conference this Sunday morning, police inspector DF Pace said that an officer shot one of the suspects at close range, but it is not clear if the subject was hit.

Two men and a woman were later pronounced dead at an area hospital, WTXF-TV reported. The condition of the injured victims was unknown, according to the television station.

South Street is “known to be an entertainment corridor” with multiple bars and restaurants, Pace said.

“You can imagine there were hundreds of people enjoying South Street, like they do every weekend, when this shooting broke out,” the inspector told reporters.

Two pistols were recovered at the scene, including one with an extended magazine, and “numerous” shell casings were found.

Several witnesses described “chaos” in the area as people fled the scene.

“Once it started, I didn’t think it was going to stop,” Joe Smith, 23, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Smith said he was standing outside the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street when shots rang out.

Pace detailed that South Street is patrolled by numerous police officers as part of a standard deployment in the entertainment district on Friday and Saturday nights, particularly during the summer, WTXF reported.

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