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Philadelphia mass shooting: Several injured on Bambery street

According to police, a suspect turned the corner and began shooting down the block. The conditions of the victims were not immediately known, and no arrests have been made.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Philadelphia Updated on: June 20, 2024 14:02 IST
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Image Source : AP/FILE PHOTO Philadelphia police investigate the scene of a shooting.

Seven individuals were injured in a shooting in North Philadelphia on Wednesday around 6:30 pm. The victims, including men and women aged 16 to 47, suffered various gunshot wounds but are all in stable condition. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in North Philadelphia on the 2800 block of Bambery Street. Police reported finding three gunshot victims at the scene.

Victim details

  • A 19-year-old man shot in the leg
  • A 31-year-old woman shot in the hand
  • A 23-year-old man shot in the buttock
  • Two women, aged 47 and 29, shot in the thigh
  • A 16-year-old girl with graze wounds
  • An 18-year-old woman

Investigation and response

Police Chief Inspector Scott Small indicated that the shooter(s) targeted a crowd, possibly aiming at a specific individual. A dark-colored four-door sedan, with yellow tape or plastic securing the rear trunk, was identified as the getaway vehicle. No weapons were recovered, and no arrests have been made.

Call for information

Authorities urge anyone with information to contact the police at 215-686-TIPS as the investigation continues.

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