Police say seven men were shot, one of them killed, in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. It happened outside a store in Building 4900 of Frankford Street around 7:45 pm.
Police say a 29-year-old man was shot in the back of the head and declared dead in hospital at 8:10 pm.
Two other men are still in very critical condition.
Three other victims – a 32-year-old man, a 38-year-old man and John Doe – are all in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.
In addition, police say a 28-year-old man, injured by two bullets, was admitted to Jefferson Frankford Hospital. It is in stable condition.
“We don’t know a motive at this time. Looks like there were four or five men standing outside the store, and one man walked down, opened fire at them, and kept shooting at them.” Kristen Coulter, Philly Deputy Police Commissioner, said: “A second man came from Across the street, and he’s been shooting too. ”“ It’s too early to investigate but we have over 30 casings found at the scene so there was a lot of firepower going on here.
“I can’t understand that, I wish I had the answer because I’m not just going to use it here, I give it to every other department that struggles with this because we always want to talk about numbers and look at numbers but every one of those numbers is someone’s family member. Each one of these represents.” Someone who never comes home tonight. We are so frustrated and so sad. None of us want to go out every day and see some of the horror being committed on our streets, ”Coulter said.
Police say that at least 30 shell casings were found at the scene from Frankford Street to Allengrove Street. Authorities say one of the shooting victims may have been a customer who was shopping at a nearby store.
Neighbor Ed Flowers said, “It’s every day now, I didn’t have to walk at all and see what happened because there were so many guns – I just heard it.”
Neighbors like Flowers felt so as the death toll across town continued to reach new heights.
A recent addition to the mass shooting scenes is Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
“I hope to tell you we have an answer. The only answer I have is that the PPD, the DA and all other law enforcement agencies have to be on the same page and we all have to work together to see what we can do in this terrible crisis,” Krasner said.
No arrests were made.