Three people were killed and 11 wounded on Saturday in a shooting on a crowded street in Philadelphia, northeastern United States, police said.
“We know that fourteen people were shot and taken to hospitals. Three of those individuals, two men and one woman, were pronounced dead after arriving at hospitals with multiple gunshot wounds,” Police Inspector DF Pace told reporters.
Police responding to the incident “observed multiple people shooting through the crowd.”
“There were hundreds of people partying on South Street, as they do every weekend when the shooting started,” Pace said.
Violence with firearms adds up and continues in the United States, without any signs of going to substantially restricting access to all types of firearms.
Between Saturday and Sunday, at least sixteen people were killed and 61 wounded in eleven mass shootings across the country.
The person in charge added that the security forces shot at one of the assailants, but it was not clear if he was hit.
According to local media, there were no arrests in Philadelphia street gunfire
Pace said two weapons were found at the scene, and police would have to wait until morning to review surveillance camera footage from stores in the area that were closed Saturday night.
The most serious incidents took place in the central and lively South Street of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and in a bar in Chattanooga (Tennessee), each with three deaths and 12 injuries.
One of the Chattanooga victims was hit and killed fleeing gunfire. There was no escape.
After the massacres of 10 black residents in Buffalo, 19 children and two teachers in Texas, and two doctors plus a receptionist and a patient in Oklahoma, gun violence continued to spread from coast to coast.
It then spread from north to south of the world’s leading power. world.
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