Open in App
  • Local
  • U.S.
  • Election
  • Politics
  • Crime
  • Sports
  • Lifestyle
  • Education
  • Real Estate
  • Newsletter
  • USA TODAY

    Mass shooting in Philadelphia injures 7, including 1 critical; suspects sought

    By Taylor Ardrey, USA TODAY,

    27 days ago

    A shooting in Philadelphia on Wednesday night left multiple people injured.

    Philadelphia Police responded to the incident in the city's north side just before 6:30 p.m. According to a press release , no weapons were recovered from the scene, and the suspects remain at large.

    An investigation is ongoing.

    More: Multiple people injured in shooting at Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California

    Philadelphia police released the description of the suspects

    Police released limited information on the suspects, saying there were three men involved, two of whom were wearing all black and one of whom was dressed all in white, but provided an extensive description of the vehicle.

    Police believe they were in a 2004-2008 charcoal gray Acura TSX, which had:

    • An unknown PA tag
    • Missing front grille
    • damaged trunk with a large yellow strap
    • decals in the rear window
    • faded paint near the sunroof

    Police noted that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Somerset Street.

    According to NBC New York , police said the bystanders were on the sidewalk when the suspects arrived and opened fire toward the crowd, then fled the area. The gunmen fired more than 20 shots, the report said.

    "We believe they shot into this crowd intentionally and that someone may have been the intended target," Chief Inspector Scott Small told the outlet. "Very possible that several others or most of them were not the intended target, they were struck by stray gunfire."

    Police plan to ramp up their presence during the summer.

    Seven were injured; one victim in critical condition

    Most of the seven victims, whose ages range from 16 to 46, were in stable condition Thursday, police said; none of the victims were identified.

    A 16-year-old girl was grazed on the abdomen and right thigh, police said. An 18-year-old girl was struck in the buttocks. The 23-year-old male victim suffered from the same injury.

    Additionally, a 19-year-old boy was shot in the back and in critical condition. A 29-year-old woman was shot in her right thigh, and another woman, 34, was hit on her left hand.

    The 46-year-old woman suffered from a gunshot wound to her foot.

    They were all transported to the hospital, some by private vehicle.

    Taylor Ardrey is a news reporter for USA TODAY. You can reach her at tardrey@gannett.com .

    This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Mass shooting in Philadelphia injures 7, including 1 critical; suspects sought

    Expand All
    Comments / 0
    Add a Comment
    YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
    Most Popular newsMost Popular

    Comments / 0