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Philadelphia police arrest Rashawn Vareen and Quran Garner in connection with mass shooting


Two people have been arrested in connection with a bloody shooting that left three dead and at least 11 injured in Philadelphia over the weekend, a report said Monday.

Rashawn Vareen was arrested around 8 p.m. and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with Saturday night’s mayhem, according to Fox 29.

Quran Garner was also charged with aggravated assault and battery of law enforcement officers while recovering in hospital after being shot dead by police.

Authorities believe the first shot was fired by Gregory Jackson, 34, and seriously injured another man. The second shooter managed to return fire and the two exchanged 17 shots in a hail of gunfire.

Jackson was struck down and killed in the melee.

Both Jackson and the second shooter were licensed to carry firearms. The second shooter has not been charged because police say he acted in self-defense.

A screenshot from surveillance video of the shooting shows people in a crowded street running in panic, likely after shots were fired, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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After Jackson collapsed to the ground, Garner then allegedly opened fire in South Street near Third Street.

When the cops confronted Garner, he pointed his gun at them. Officers opened fire on Garner and he was shot in the hand. The suspect was taken to hospital where he was to recover.

Philadelphia police arrest Rashawn Vareen and Quran Garner in connection with mass shooting
Blood is seen at the scene of a fatal overnight shooting on South Street in Philadelphia.
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In addition to Jackson, the other fatal victims of Saturday night’s shooting were Kristopher Minners, 22, and Alexis Quinn, 27. Minners and Quinn would be innocent victims.

A total of 14 people were injured by bullets.

Violence erupted late Saturday on South Street in Philadelphia.

“Yesterday was a dark day for Philadelphia,” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw reportedly said Sunday.

Philadelphia police arrest Rashawn Vareen and Quran Garner in connection with mass shooting
A total of 14 people were injured in the mass shooting in Philadelphia.
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