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3 dead, at least 11 injured in shooting in downtown Philadelphia


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gunfire killed three people and injured at least 11 others in one of downtown Philadelphia’s most popular entertainment districts late Saturday night, authorities said.

Police officers were patrolling the South Street area in downtown Philadelphia when they heard multiple gunshots and saw several suspects shooting into a large crowd just before midnight, police inspector DF Pace said during the a press conference.

An officer shot one of the suspects from about 30 feet away, but it’s unclear if the suspect was hit, Pace said.

A Philadelphia firefighter washes blood from the sidewalk at the scene of a fatal overnight shooting on South Street in Philadelphia on Sunday.

“You can imagine there were hundreds of people taking advantage of South Street, as they do every weekend, when this shooting broke out,” Pace said.

Two men and a woman were among those killed in the shooting, he said. Their names have not been made public by the authorities. The condition of those injured by bullets remains unknown.

Two handguns were recovered, including one with an extended magazine, police said. No arrests were made.

Pace said police are asking business owners to review video from surveillance cameras.

The Department said on Twitter to avoid the area. South Street is known for its entertainment venues and nightlife with many bars, restaurants and shops.

3 dead, at least 11 injured in shooting in downtown Philadelphia
Two men and a woman were among those killed in the shooting, authorities said.




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