At least 13 shot with ‘3 dead’ along ‘popular weekend strip’ in Philadelphia


A huge manhunt is underway after multiple shooters opened fire into a large crowd of revelers in downtown Philadelphia Saturday night, leaving three dead and more than a dozen injured.

Police said at least 14 people were struck when the shooting broke out on the city’s popular South Street just before midnight. Two men, one aged 22, and a 25-year-old woman were killed in the barrage of gunfire. 

One of the shooters was last seen fleeing the scene after a cop shot the suspect three times, prompting the individual to flee. It is unclear if the gunman was struck.

Another suspected gunman is receiving treatment at a nearby hospital after having been shot in the forearm, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Police said there were ‘several active shooters’ but have not said exactly how many suspects they are pursuing.

No arrests have been made but that two weapons were recovered at the scene. One of the guns had an extended magazine, Police Inspector D. F. Pace confirmed to NBC 10.

Prior to this shooting, were nine separate shootings in the city between Friday night and Saturday. No arrests have been made in any of those incidents, CBS Philadelphia reported.

A huge manhunt is underway after multiple shooters opened fire into a large crowd of revelers in downtown Philadelphia Saturday night, leaving three dead and more than a dozen injured

Police said at least 14 people were struck when the shooting broke out on the city's popular South Street just before midnight. Two men, one aged 22, and a 25-year-old woman were killed in the barrage of gunfire. Police tape is seen blocking off the crime scene Sunday morning

Police said at least 14 people were struck when the shooting broke out on the city’s popular South Street just before midnight. Two men, one aged 22, and a 25-year-old woman were killed in the barrage of gunfire. Police tape is seen blocking off the crime scene Sunday morning

One of the shooters was last seen fleeing the scene after a cop shot the suspect three times. It is unclear if the gunman was struck

Another suspected gunman was among the injured who were transported to Pennsylvania Hospital. No arrests have been made

One of the shooters was last seen fleeing the scene after a cop shot the suspect three times. It is unclear if the gunman was struck. Another suspected gunman was among the injured who were transported to Pennsylvania Hospital. No arrests have been made

Philadelphia Police investigators work the scene of a fatal overnight shooting on South Street in Philadelphia on Sunday

Philadelphia Police investigators work the scene of a fatal overnight shooting on South Street in Philadelphia on Sunday

Police respond to the 200 block of South Street late Saturday night after a barrage of gunshots rang out

Police respond to the 200 block of South Street late Saturday night after a barrage of gunshots rang out

Philadelphia police rushed to the 200 block of South Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets, shortly before midnight after hearing a flurry of gunshots ring out. 

When they got to the scene they saw multiple shooters firing into a large downtown crowd.

An officer fired his gun at one of the shooters, Pace said during a news conference, however it is unclear if the suspect was hit.

‘He was within 10 to 15 yards of the shooter, watching this person shoot into the crowd when the officer engaged with that shooter,’ Pace told reporters. ‘As a result of that brave officer, that individual – again, we’re uncertain whether he was struck or not – but the officer was able to get that individual to drop his gun and flee.’ 

Seven victims were taken to nearby Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with injuries from the shooting, a hospital spokesperson told The Inquirer. One was reported dead on arrival and four others were in stable condition.

Five people were taken to Pennsylvania Hospital, including one of the suspect. The accused gunman had been shot in the arm.

Three other victims were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown.

Not all of those who were injured were shot. One of those people being treated in a local hospital is considered a suspect in the shooting. 

There could be additional victims yet to be accounted for, such as those who were privately taken to the hospital. 

As of 8am Sunday morning, the area of 3rd and South Streets was still blocked off as officers conducted their investigation

As of 8am Sunday morning, the area of 3rd and South Streets was still blocked off as officers conducted their investigation

Officers hold a blood stained jacket collected found at the scene of the fatal shooting in downtown Philadelphia

Officers hold a blood stained jacket collected found at the scene of the fatal shooting in downtown Philadelphia

A downtown Philadelphia street is blocked off early Sunday morning after multiple gunmen opened fire on a large crowd in the 200 block of South Street later Saturday night

A downtown Philadelphia street is blocked off early Sunday morning after multiple gunmen opened fire on a large crowd in the 200 block of South Street later Saturday night

A Philadelphia police investigators holds a bloodied jacket recovered from the scene of Saturday's mass shooting

A Philadelphia police investigators holds a bloodied jacket recovered from the scene of Saturday’s mass shooting

As of 8am Sunday morning, the area of 3rd and South Streets was still blocked off as officers conducted their investigation. Police are asking business owners to review video from surveillance cameras.

In a tweet, Inquirer reporter Max Marin called the area ‘a popular weekend strip.’ Marin later tweeted evidence of ‘pandemonium stretching several blocks’, pointing to broken car windows and knocked over trash cans.  

‘There were hundreds of individuals just enjoying South Street, as they do every weekend, when this shooting broke out,’ Pace told reporters.

He said police were already patrolling the area, which is known for its entertainment venues and night life with multiple bars, restaurants and businesses, when the shooters opened fire.

‘I want to emphasize that South Street is manned by numerous police officers,’ Pace said. ‘This is standard deployment for Friday and Saturday night – weekends – and especially during the summer months.’ 

A police investigators rolls out crime scene tape to block off the area near the 200 block of South Street

A police investigators rolls out crime scene tape to block off the area near the 200 block of South Street

Video in the aftermath of the shooting showed a large number of police vehicles at the scene

Video in the aftermath of the shooting showed a large number of police vehicles at the scene 

In a tweet, Inquirer reporter Max Marin called the area 'a popular weekend strip'

In a tweet, Inquirer reporter Max Marin called the area ‘a popular weekend strip’ 

One of those people being treated in a local hospital is considered a suspect in the shooting

One of those people being treated in a local hospital is considered a suspect in the shooting

The large crowd is seen outside popular South Street bars and restaurants late Saturday night

The large crowd is seen outside popular South Street bars and restaurants late Saturday night

Officers gather near the area of the shooting late Saturday night

Officers gather near the area of the shooting late Saturday night

One eye witness said in a tweet that he saw ‘Lots of young kids out doing dumb stuff, in the street & jumping on cars & then a guy in a hoodie pulled a gun out, 11 casings & 2 live rounds on the ground.’ 

A witness to the shooting, Joe Smith, told the Inquirer: ‘Once it started I didn’t think it was going to stop. here was guttural screaming. I just heard screams.’ Smith told the newspaper that when he heard the gunshots, his mind went to the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. 

Raw video in the aftermath of the shooting showed a large number of people surrounding police vehicles with sirens blaring. 

Police in Philadelphia confirmed that multiple people were shot in the area of South Street between 3rd and 4th.

A tweet from the Philadelphia Police Department did no specify how many people have been shot but the message stated that: ‘Several people have been injured.’ The police advised the public to avoid the area. 

Seven victims were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, including the deceased person. Five people, one of whom is the suspect, were taken to Pennsylvania Hospital. Three others were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 

Smith had been at the Theater of the Living Arts venue in the neighborhood where the band Dying Fetus had been performing. 

The Philadelphia police inspector said police were already patrolling the area, which is known for its entertainment venues and night life with multiple bars, restaurants and businesses, when the shooters opened fire

The Philadelphia police inspector said police were already patrolling the area, which is known for its entertainment venues and night life with multiple bars, restaurants and businesses, when the shooters opened fire

Elsewhere in the city, Mary J. Blige headlined the Roots Picnic concert at Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.

Revelers were also enjoying the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Pride celebrations throughout the city. 

This is the same location were one person was shot after a female suspect fired multiple shots around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. No arrests were made in that shooting that wounded one male in the shoulder. 

He was sent to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition, reported ABC Philadelphia.  

Prior to tonight’s shootings, there have been 743 nonfatal and 188 fatal shootings in Philadelphia in 2022. 

On the morning of the shooting, a pregnant woman was fatally shot in the head in the city’s Port Richard neighborhood. 

The woman was 34 weeks pregnant, staff at Temple University Hospital were able to safely deliver the baby, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. 



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