The death toll from gun violence in Philadelphia continues to skyrocket. Overnight, police reported five more murders.
Police say a 29-year-old and 50-year-old was shot at a gas station in the 6200 building of North Broad Street,
According to police, the 29-year-old sustained multiple wounds to his head, neck, and back, and was already carrying a weapon.
Based on ballistic evidence, we know that at least 28 rounds were fired from three separate-caliber semi-automatic rifles, ”Chief Inspector of Philadelphia Police. Scott Small said.
Gun violence continued at 6200 Block Market Street, with a 26-year-old boy shot in the back and killed as part of a double-gun fire.
All this happened as Police Commissioner Daniel Ottlaw marched with community members in North Philly, demanding an end to the plague of armed violence.
“I can’t imagine what it would be like to live with a head on a rotary, everywhere I go. I don’t want that for all of you,” Outlaw said.
Community activist Neil Jones said, “I appreciate her coming and setting her face in our community and letting us know that she cares about our community.”
Earlier this week, the commissioner called for tougher gun laws in the state to help her department clean the streets.
Homicide in the city increased by 32%.
“These are the people we are trying to reach. The only way to find out the answer to the questions we have is to go out and ask them questions,” Outlaw said.
This year, 283 people were shot dead.