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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The Philadelphia Pride March begins, tinged by fears of Saturday night’s shooting

Crowds gathered in downtown Philadelphia Sunday morning to kick off the PHL Pride March, which this year marks the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia’s first Gay Pride Day.

By 11 a.m., hundreds of people gathered at the north end of Independence Mall in front of the Constitution Center at 5th Street and Arch Street, a short walk from where several gunmen fired at a not much a few hours earlier opened a smaller crowd than the one preparing to march in Sunday’s parade.

Videos online show hundreds of people taking part in the celebrations on a day of perfect, sunny parade weather.

But not everyone online posted selfies of themselves enjoying Sunday’s parade. Some began posting that while they wished they could be downtown, they just didn’t feel safe given Saturday night’s shooting.

“I packed a first aid kit for gunshot wounds before heading to phl pride today in case there’s another shooting. normal world,” one user tweeted hours before the march began.

“I want to go to the PHL Pride March this morning, but after the fatal shooting on South Street last night, I’m scared to even be outside during the day. Especially in large groups,” wrote one Twitter user.

“I was just thinking that, wow!” tweeted another user in response.

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 6:35 p.m

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3 dead and 14 injured in gunfire outside Tennessee bar

Three people were killed and 14 injured in a shooting outside a bar in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overnight, police said.

Two people died from gunshot wounds while another was struck by a fleeing car as chaos ensued when multiple gunmen opened fire early Sunday, Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy said during a news conference.

Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy speaks at a news conference Sunday, June 5, 2022.

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“We are trying to find out exactly what happened and what led to it,” she said on Sunday.

Of the 17 affected by the shooting, 16 are adults.

Josh Marcus has more on this developing story below.

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 6:03 p.m

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What we know about the victims of the Philadelphia shooting

Three people were killed after gunmen brazenly opened fire on a crowd in downtown Philadelphia on Saturday night.

A total of 14 people were caught in the crossfire, 11 of them were injured.

So far, officials have revealed that two men and a woman were among the people killed in the mass shooting, who all suffered gunshot wounds and later died in hospital.

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.

Ten victims were transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for treatment, where three are in stable condition while four others have been discharged. The remaining three were the victims who died while being treated in hospital after the attack. The New York Times reported.

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 5:29 p.m

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Watch: Police investigate after gunmen opened fire in Philadelphia

On Saturday night, several gunmen opened fire on Second and South Streets in downtown Philadelphia, killing three and injuring at least 11.

Immediately afterwards, the chaos of the night before still ravaged city streets, with bullet holes shattering shop windows and bloodstains on the sidewalks, where weekend revelers found themselves caught in the crossfire of the brazen attack.

Watch the video below to see what the scene looked like in the early hours of the morning after the attack.

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

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 5:14 p.m

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Surveillance video shows chaos erupting after gunmen opened fire on crowded South Street

Surveillance video from a downtown Philadelphia store captured the chaotic scene that erupted after police said several gunmen opened fire on the busy nightlife.

In the video, shared by Fox News reporter Marcus Espinoza, hundreds of people can be seen standing in close proximity to one another outside restaurants and bars.

The clip then shows the crowd starting to run away from the busy intersection after presumably hearing the gunmen open fire.

Police officers, who patrolled the streets as usual over the weekends, reported seeing “several active riflemen firing into the crowd” and then seized two semi-automatic handguns from the firing range.

No arrests have been made and officers were still engaged in an active manhunt early Sunday morning.

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 4:41 p.m

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Philadelphia Mayor: ‘I will keep fighting to protect our communities’

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney offered his condolences to the families and friends of Saturday night’s shooting in his city and said the events that occurred last night were “beyond devastating.”

“Once again we see lives lost and people injured in another horrific, brazen and despicable act of gun violence,” the mayor tweeted. “Our city and country have seen a precipitous rise in gun violence in recent years. We have spent these years grappling with this epidemic – doing everything possible not only to stop it but also to try to understand why the violence is continuing – it is pointless, unnecessary and deeply disturbing.”

“Until we address the issue of firearm availability and easy access, we’re always going to have an uphill battle. As mayor, I will continue to fight to protect our communities and call on others to advocate for tougher laws that keep guns out of the hands of violent individuals,” he tweeted in a thread.

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 4:32 p.m

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Three dead and 11 injured in mass shooting in downtown Philadelphia

Several gunmen reportedly opened fire on a busy crowd in downtown Philadelphia Saturday night, killing three people and injuring at least 11, authorities said.

Officers were patrolling the city’s busy South Street, a popular weekend destination lined with bars and restaurants, when they “saw several active riflemen firing into the crowd,” Philadelphia Police Department Inspector DF Pace said at a news conference on early morning on Sunday.

“You can imagine hundreds of people enjoying South Street as they do every single weekend when this shooting broke out,” said Inspector Pace.

A police officer at the scene, who was within 10 to 15 meters of one of the suspected gunmen, opened fire on the man, the inspector said NBC Philadelphia.

The shooter dropped his firearm but evaded arrest. Police are still actively searching the area for the suspects and no arrests have been made.

Two firearms were recovered from the scene and “numerous” shell casings lined the block, authorities said.

Read the whole story The Independent under.

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 4:17 p.m

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