PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a person was killed and 5 others had been shot in a drive-by taking pictures in Philadelphia’s Olney neighborhood. They had been shot close to the intersection of Broad Street and Chew Avenue Monday afternoon.
Police say a 26-year-old man was killed.
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Four different males and a girl had been additionally shot.
A 22-year-old man was shot in his proper thigh, a 24-year-old man was hit in his forearm, a 25-year-old man was shot in his proper hand, a 19-year-old was shot in his proper leg, and a 28-year-old feminine was hit in her proper shoulder, in line with police.
Police say they’re all presently in secure situation.
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Police consider the shooter was within the again seat of a Chrysler 300 with tinted home windows.
“All six victims were standing on the south side of Chew Avenue when the shooting occurred,” Deputy Police Commissioner Joel Dales stated. “So far at the scene, we have 18 fired cartridge casings and multiple videos, so hopefully that will help us with our investigation.”
This intersection is simply down the block from Central and Girls High School, however to be clear the one connection is the faculties’ shut proximity to the taking pictures scene. Both faculties scheduled dismissal occasions after 3 p.m.
Hassan Wade, who witnessed the taking pictures, stated he was scared to loss of life.
Meanwhile, Councilmember Cindy Bass stated Mayor Jim Kenney must step up and deal with the gun violence downside within the metropolis.
“This should not be happening,” Bass stated. “Where is our mayor? We need help. We need leadership. We need it here in this neighborhood, in this community, and we need it now. This is ridiculous.”
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CBS’s Natasha Brown contributed to this report.