Philadelphia (AP) — Two shooters fired more than 65 rounds on the streets of Philadelphia, sending night pedestrians to busy blocks crowded with markets and restaurants, injuring six.
Police responded Thursday at about 11:30 pm in the Germantown district, finding a 21-year-old woman shooting several times in her abdomen and chest, lying near dozens of used casings. Officers rushed her to the hospital, where she was in crisis on Friday.
According to police, five men between the ages of 19 and 29 were wounded in a private car and taken to two hospitals. Everything was expected to survive.
Inspector is watching surveillance footage, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters late Thursday.
According to Small, the injured woman with the most gunshot wounds may have been the intended target. However, it was difficult to identify at large crime scenes, such as the sea of casings on Germantown Avenue and bullets from semi-automatic weapons of at least two different calibers colliding with parked cars.
“The fact that more than 65 used shells were found-this is a large number of shots-so it’s hard to even say who was the intended target and who was shot unchecked,” Small said. He said.
The Philadelphia City website, which tracks shooting victims and murders, had 1,827 non-fatal shooting victims in 2021 as of Tuesday, 600 from pre-pandemic levels in 2019. Showed that more than one person has increased.
Philadelphia police have shown that 559 murders occurred on the final day of 2021. This is the most recorded since the city began tracking in 1960.