Philadelphia Shooting: 3 dead, at least 11 injured in Philadelphia Shooting

Philadelphia Shooting: at least 3 dead, 11 Wounded in Philadelphia Shooting

Authorities say three people were killed and at least 11 others were injured in a shooting in Philadelphia late Saturday night.

Philadelphia Shooting

During a news conference, Police Inspector D. F. Pace claimed that police were monitoring the area on South Street in downtown Philadelphia when they heard many gunshots and saw several suspects firing into a huge crowd just before midnight.

According to Pace, an officer fired a shot at one of the criminals from about 30 feet (9 meters) away, although it is unclear if the individual was struck.

“It’s easy to image hundreds of people just enjoying South Street like they do every Saturday when this tragedy occurred,” Pace added.

Two men and a woman were among those killed in the shooting, he said. Their names were not made public by authorities. The conditions of those who were wounded by gunfire remains unknown.

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

The department said on Twitter to avoid the area. South Street is known for its entertainment venues and night life with multiple bars, restaurants and businesses.