Philadelphia South Street shooting LATEST – 14 gunfire as two women and one man are killed as ‘several gunmen’ open fire

THREE people died and 11 were injured after “several gunmen” fired bullets into a downtown crowd.

Shots were fired on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania just before midnight on Saturday.

Police rushed to the scene and said they saw several gunmen shooting at a crowd on South Street, WPVI reports.

Two women and one man died after being shot multiple times.

A gunman reportedly fled the area while two guns were recovered from the scene, police said.

The mass shooting in Philadelphia is the latest in a string of gun violence across the country.

Just hours earlier, a woman died while eight others were injured after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of around 100 people in Phoenix, Arizona.

Read our Philadelphia Shooting Live Blog for the latest updates

  • South Street is known for its nightlife

    The popular Philadelphia Street is known for its nightlife with many restaurants, venues and bars.

    Inspector Pace said: “You can imagine hundreds of people enjoying South Street as they do every single weekend when this shooting broke out.”

  • Chaos broke out at the crime scene

    Eric Walsh, who was closing down an O’Neal’s bar when the shooting broke out, told the Inquirer: “People were coming off the street with blood spattered on white sneakers and scraped knees and elbows.

    “We literally just balled up napkins, wet them and gave them to people.”

    Walsh described the scene as “chaos”.

  • Handguns recovered

    Two handguns were found at the scene, police said.

    One of the handguns had an extended magazine.

  • No arrests were made

    Police have not identified any potential suspects.

    Police Inspector DF Pace said an officer shot one of the gunmen from about 30 feet away, but it is not known if the gunman was hit.

  • Victims taken to several hospitals

    Seven victims were taken to Thomas Jefferson Hospital in the city, where one was pronounced dead by medics.

    Four of those admitted are believed to be in stable condition, a hospital spokesman told ABC News.

    The three other victims were taken to Presbyterian Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead.

  • What happened on South Street?

    Several gunmen fired at a crowd on South Street in Philadelphia just before midnight on Saturday, police said.

    At least three people were reported to have died and eleven injured. Philadelphia South Street shooting LATEST – 14 gunfire as two women and one man are killed as ‘several gunmen’ open fire


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