Another shooting in the United States. At least three people were killed and 11 others injured on the streets of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last night (local time). This new killing comes just weeks after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas, where a teenager killed 21 people, including 19 children.
Three people were killed and 11 others injured on Saturday evening in a shootout with several gunmen on a crowded street in Philadelphia (northeastern United States), police said. “Fourteen people, to our knowledge, have been shot and hospitalized,” Philadelphia Police Inspector DF Pace told reporters. “Three of these people, two men and one woman, were pronounced dead after arriving at hospitals with multiple gunshot wounds.”
Inspector Pace told local media that officers who attended the scene “observed multiple active shooters opening fire on the crowd” in the busy South Street area of Philadelphia. “You can imagine there were hundreds of people taking advantage of South Street, like every weekend when this shooting broke out,” the inspector said.
No arrests made
According to him, the police opened fire on one of the shooters but it is not known if he was hit. Local media reported that no arrests had been made. According to Inspector Pace, two handguns were found on the spot and the police must wait until the morning to examine the images of the surveillance cameras of the surrounding businesses which were closed on Saturday evening. The investigation is proceeding “smoothly”, with “many unanswered questions”, he added.
Since the massacre in a school in Uvalde, Texas on May 24 which killed 21 people, there have been more than twenty shootings with several victims in the United States, according to the association Gun violence archive.