America didn’t even heal from the Robb Elementary School Mass Shooting incident, and within just two weeks, another mass shooting incident occurred Saturday night in a shooting in downtown Philadelphia. Read on to learn more about it.
A Common Affair in The United States…
Mass shootings have become a common affair in the United States. After the Robb Elementary School mass shooting wherein at least 19 students and 2 teachers were killed, another mass shooting occurred in Philadelphia. As per the authorities, three people were killed and 14 others were injured in Philadelphia (at the time of writing) on Saturday (June 4) night.
As per reports, unidentified attackers went on a shooting spree at the intersection of 3rd and South Street where a large crowd had gathered. Reportedly, multiple suspects opened fire on the crowd using automatic weapons, which are easily available in US stores.
Later, two guns were recovered from the crime scene. One of the guns was dropped by a shooter, and it was equipped with “an extended magazine”. While speaking about the matter, Police Inspector D. F. Pace remarked, “You can imagine there were hundreds of individuals just enjoying South Street, as they do every single weekend when this shooting broke out.”
*Alert* Emergency personnel are responding to a shooting incident in the area of 3rd and South Streets. Several people have been injured. Please avoid the area.
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) June 5, 2022
“Patrolling officers heard numerous gunshots go off and rushed to the area, where they saw several active shooters firing into the crowd”, the police officer said. A 23-year-old man named Joe Smith, who was standing 10 feet from the crime scene, stated:
“Once it started I didn’t think it was going to stop. There was guttural screaming. I just heard screams.” The eyewitness reportedly recalled the recent mass shootings that took place in Uvalde and Buffalo.
Suspects aren’t Identified Yet
No arrests have been made till now, and police are looking for surveillance footage to try to identify the shooters. However, a police officer shot a suspect three times but it remains unknown whether he was hit or not. According to the spokesperson of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 7 injured people were admitted to the hospital.
Saturday night in Philadelphia. A mass shooting on 4th & South Street with reports of nearly a dozen people shot. I’m on scene where police have cordoned off the popular weekend strip, a trail of what appears to be blood snaking along the sidewalk in front of a Rita’s Water Ice. pic.twitter.com/mkUoTvgy2I
— Max M. Marin (@MaxMMarin) June 5, 2022
The official revealed that 4 victims were in a stable state while one victim was declared dead on arrival. 5 other victims were admitted to the Pennsylvania Hospital while three others were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. The number of wounded people has increased to 14 now.
The deceased included a 22-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman. It is reported that the woman was pregnant with a child. Fortunately, the doctors were able to save the unborn child of the deceased woman.
South Street is a popular destination where thousands of people gather every day. The crowd was much more due to the weekend. Therefore, it became a perfect destination for these unknown monsters to open fire.
The United States has had more mass shootings than any other country. Shooters generally either die by suicide afterwards or are restrained or killed by law enforcement officers or civilians. In this case, they’re on a run and we don’t know how many more incidents are yet to occur. Will this ever stop?