Multiple People Injured After Nearly 100 Shots Fired in West Philidelphia

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Nearly 100 shots were fired near a playground in West Philadelphia on Tuesday night, according to the authorities, injuring five individuals.

Around 7 o’clock in the evening, Philadelphia Police Department officers heard gunshots and went to the 400 block of North 57th Street, according to FOX 29.

Five people between the ages of 17 and 25 were discovered by the police with gunshot wounds, including a teenager and a man who was 21 years old and had been shot in the head.

A 22-year-old was shot in the hand, along with two others who were 17 and 25 years old and who were grazed.

Investigators claim that one of the victims was hit while unknowingly driving into the gunfire while driving a BMW.

The victim, who the police described as an innocent bystander, had a carry permit, but it is unknown if he actually fired his weapon.

The incident, according to investigators, was carried out by two assailants in a white SUV who fired a number of shots before escaping the area.

According to responding officers’ Captain John Walker, four males piled into a car that later fled and wrecked on adjacent Farson Street after a police pursuit.

Three of the males who leapt out of the car and attempted to flee the police were apprehended. Later, several firearms were found inside the automobile.

Police are still looking for at least one person, but Walker said there could be additional suspects and requested witnesses to come forward with information.

Nearly 100 spent bullet shells were discovered strewn across the pavement, according to the police, including semiautomatic and rifle rounds.


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