Authorities said that three people were shot dead and at least 11 wounded in a shooting Saturday night in Philadelphia.
Some police officers who were patrolling the South Street area of downtown Philadelphia heard multiple gunshots and witnessed several suspects firing into a large crowd shortly before midnight, Police Inspector D.F. Pace said during a news conference.
An officer fired at one of the suspects from about 9 meters away, but Pace said it’s unclear if the suspect was hit.
You can imagine there were hundreds of people enjoying South Street, like every weekend when the shooting happened,” Pace said.
The dead were identified as only two men and one woman. The authorities have not made their names public. The condition of those injured by the gunfire is unknown.
Two handguns were recovered, one of them with an extended magazine, police said. No arrests have been made.
Pace said police were asking business owners to review surveillance camera footage.
Police on Twitter asked people to avoid the area. South Street is known for its entertainment and nightlife venues with bars, restaurants, and other businesses.