Latest updates on the mass shooting in Philadelphia: three dead and 11 injured in a busy nightlife neighborhood

Police are investigating after gunmen opened fire in Philadelphia, killing three and injuring 11

Three people were killed and 11 others injured in a mass shooting in Philadelphia late Saturday after a gunman opened fire on a large crowd.

Police said several gunshots were heard just before midnight in the busy downtown area of ​​South Street, with reports of “several gunmen” at the scene.

A police officer responded by firing a shot in the direction of a suspected gunman, Philadelphia Police Inspector DF Pace said NBC Philadelphia. A suspect dropped his firearm and fled the scene, authorities said.

Fourteen people were caught in the crossfire. Two men and a woman later died in hospital from gunshot wounds.

The victims of the shooting have been identified by police as 22-year-old Kristopher Minners, 27-year-old Alexis Quinn and 34-year-old Gregory “Japan” Jackson The Philadelphia investigator.

On Saturday alone, four people were killed and 28 injured in a series of mass shootings across the country, including in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arizona, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

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Joe Biden’s big gun control speech

Where does the President stand after the recent mass shootings?

He is calling for an ambitious agenda that is unlikely to go through, including a renewed ban on assault weapons and improved background checks.

“How much more carnage are we willing to accept?” he asked during a speech from the White House Thursday night.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 03:30

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ICYMI: Three dead, 11 injured in mass shooting in Philadelphia

Three people were killed and 11 others injured in a mass shooting in Philadelphia late Saturday after a gunman opened fire on a large crowd.

Police said several gunshots were heard just before midnight in the busy downtown area of ​​South Street, with reports of “several gunmen” at the scene.

A police officer responded by firing a shot in the direction of a suspected gunman, Philadelphia Police Inspector DF Pace said NBC Philadelphia. A suspect dropped his firearm and fled the scene, authorities said.

Here’s what you need to know.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 2:37 am

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Another high powered weapon discovered at the scene of the Philadelphia shooting

High-powered weapons were used in the shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and now Philadelphia, police have confirmed.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 02:07

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Is Kyrsten Sinema the key to gun control in the US?

Kyrsten Sinema has considerable power over whether Congress will pass meaningful gun control measures after a series of mass shootings.

As Eric Garcia writes in a recent column:

Almost as soon as the Uvalde shooting broke the news, Senator Kyrsten Sinema‘s declaration of sadness was met with a storm of people expressing their support for the filibuster. (One of those voices was Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego, who spoke to The Independent last year about possibly competing against them in 2024). But now Sinema is part of a quartet — including with his fellow Democratic senators Chris Murphy of Connecticut and republican North Carolina’s Thom Tillis and Texas’ John Cornyn — trying to find a bipartisan agreement on gun safety. Considering America woke up today to the news of yet another shooting – this time in Tulsa, on a hospital campus – it’s clear such efforts are not a moment too soon.

Josh MarcusJun 6, 2022 1:37 am

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Nearly 250 mass shootings so far in 2022

Josh MarcusJun 6, 2022 1:07 am

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Senator from Pennsylvania among Republicans negotiating Senate weapons proposals

Pat Toomey, whose home state of Pennsylvania last saw a shocking mass shooting, is part of a bipartisan group of US senators working on renewed gun control legislation.

“The brutality in Philly last night is devastating to all Pennsylvanians and Americans,” he wrote on social media Sunday. “My heart goes out to the families who are mourning the loss of their loved ones. Although details are still unknown, it is clear that this should never have happened. This horror has no place in America.”

Will it be different this time?

Here’s an article about how Congress failed for decades to pass gun reform.

And here’s another article on what could be in store when Washington takes back gun control.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 00:37

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Philadelphia Eagles speak out after mass shooting kills three

The Philadelphia Eagles are demanding strict control measures after another mass shooting broke out, this time in the NFL club’s hometown.

“Enough is enough! Assault weapons loaded with high-capacity magazines pose a clear threat to public safety and should be banned,” Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie wrote in a statement. “Assault weapons loaded with magazines high capacity are a clear threat to public safety and should be banned.”

He argued that research shows that if a federal ban on assault weapons were still in effect, mass shootings would fall far short.

The Eagles leader also called for a universal mandatory background check law.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 00:07

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Parkland survivor accuses Congress of truce after Philly shooting

The only significant thing Congress has done since a string of recent shootings is to take a break, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg argued on social media.

“14 people were shot dead on Philadelphia’s South Street last night. Congress has done one thing since the Texas shooting — they’ve gone on recess,” said Hogg, who was in high school during the 2018 shooting. “It is time for action – not pause or debate. It is time to come together and focus on what we can agree on and act, even if it is small.”

Josh MarcusJune 5, 2022 11:37 p.m

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What do the survivors of the recent US shootings want? An Ar-15 ban.

The 19 students and two teachers killed in the shooting at a mass school in Uvalde last week all had different stories, hopes and dreams. But one thing shared by many of her surviving family members is a desire to see the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle used in the massacre banned or severely restricted.

The weapon, a civilian version of a weapon used by American troops in Vietnam, is both extremely popular with consumers and mass shooterswho used a version of an AR-15 style rifle during the massacres in Buffalo, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Christchurch and many other cities around the world that now conjure up images of horrific gun violence.

But many parents in Uvalde and lawmakers across the country are trying to get that gun off the streets in the wake of the Texas massacre, the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

Get the full story below.

Josh MarcusJune 5, 2022 11:07 p.m

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Governor of Philadelphia: “Enough gun violence. Enough dead. Lets trade’

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf responded to Saturday night’s deadly mass shooting by first sharing his thoughts with families and friends grieving their loved ones, but then quickly flipped and turned his tweet into a rallying call for “action” against Armed force.

“11 injured and 3 dead in South Street shooting in Philadelphia last night. My thoughts are with the injured and their grieving relatives,” the Democrat tweeted on Sunday morning after the brazen attack in his state’s largest city. “Legislators: Enough gun violence. Enough dead. Let’s act.”

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 21:22

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