Late this past Saturday, a bustling entertainment district in the South Street area of Philadelphia, turned into a scene of carnage when multiple shooters opened fire, killing at least three people and wounding 11 others.
Officers patrolling the South Street area heard gunfire and observed “several active shooters shooting into the crowd,” said Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace. The shooting started at roughly 11:31 p.m. Saturday and officers stationed on South Street “observed several civilians suffering from gunshot wounds, lying on the sidewalk and in the street.” The officers then began rendering first aid to those who were injured.
According to the police, five guns were used by the shooters after a possible “physical altercation.” One gunman was likely shot and wounded but escaped police, she said; another suspected gunman, who may have been involved in the physical altercation, is likely among the three people killed. The other two victims are believed to be innocent bystanders.
The police department said the victims were Gregory Jackson, 34; Alexis Quinn, 27; and a 22-year-old man whose name was not yet being released.
Eleven people suffered gunshot wounds, and one of them was in critical condition Sunday evening, the police department said in a news release. They range in age from 17 to 69.
No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. (as of Monday)