14 shot, 3 dead in mass shooting in Philadelphia | New

A busy night on South Street in Philadelphia turned into a crime scene after 14 people were shot and 3 were pronounced dead.

According to NBC Philadelphia, hundreds of people were on South Street Saturday night (June 4) when officers reported hearing multiple gunshots and spotting several gunmen firing into a crowd of people just before midnight.

Police inspector DF Rhythm said an officer fired his gun at one of the shooters, but it’s unclear if the suspect was hit. It was reported that they dropped their weapon and fled the scene.

Of the three dead, two men and a woman were shot multiple times and died in hospital.

Pace said the officer was “within 10 to 15 yards of the shooter watching this person shoot into the crowd” when he began shooting at the shooter.

“There were hundreds of people taking advantage of South Street, as they do every weekend, when this shooting broke out. I want to point out that South Street is busy with a lot of police,” Pace said. “This is a standard rollout for Friday and Saturday nights – weekends – and especially during the summer months.”

Two firearms were recovered from the scene, one with an extended magazine.

Investigators are also investigating whether a separate shooting that occurred nearby around 11 p.m. is related to the mass shooting. 13 bullet casings were found at 4th and Bainbridge, a few blocks from the unfortunate mass shooting.

South Street, a popular area of ​​Philadelphia, is full of bars, restaurants and shops. One of the bars, Tattooed Mom, offers medical and mental health support resources.

In the middle of the year alone, 239 mass shootings were reported in the United States in 2022.

This is an ongoing investigation.