Eight people were injured in a shooting near the Philadelphia Subway station.
The shooting began at around 2:50 pm. Near the transport center Cepta Olney, police confirmed
Witnesses said that people in the area quickly dispersed during the scene of chaos in the Fern Rock section of the city.
The eight victims were between 17 and 71 years old. A 17-year-old girl was injured in the right arm, a 21-year-old man was hit in the right leg, and a 22-year-old man was injured. In the back, a 36-year-old woman was injured in the right thigh, a 48-year-old man was hit in the abdomen, and a 53-year-old man was injured in the right leg, and a 70-year-old man was hit. A man was shot in the thigh, and a 71-year-old man was hit by a single bullet in the stomach and several times in the legs, according to local news outlets.
Officials placed the 71-year-old man in critical condition on Wednesday. All other victims are in stable condition.
One of the suspects was reportedly arrested and officials recovered two firearms. Police have not released the suspect’s identity.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny (Democrat) described the shooting as “yet another tragic example of an epidemic of vicious, outrageous and unacceptable gun violence threatening the lives and safety of our colleagues in Philadelphia.”
I refuse to accept this state of emergency as usual. We must rise together with one clear and unified moral voice against the evil act of violence. Kenny said: “People have the right to move between work and home, and throughout the city, without fear of being shot, Perhaps killing, with reckless and indiscriminate fire. “
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Daniel Ottlaw said officials are still working to determine if there are multiple shooters.
Outlaw said, “He’s so rude, we managed to detain someone as quickly as we did because we have officers working on another mission. It’s not because we weren’t here, but I think that’s critical. The people wanting to participate in these shootings are. They are getting more and more bold, whether we are here or not. “
The Hill contacted the Philadelphia Police Department for additional information.