A tragic event occurred on Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, leaving one person dead and two other people hurt.
Philadelphia Police officers are investigating a triple shooting in Fairnhill neighborhood, on the 3100 block of North 6th Street. A patrol police was nearby when the shooting started, at about 12.30 a.m. on Wednesday, the 6th of May 2015.
As the police officers heard the gunshots, they immediately rushed to see what was going on. When they got there, they found a man who had received multiple gunshots in his body and head and two other men who had suffered injuries due to gun shots as well.
The man, who was 20 years old, was immediately taken to the hospital but nothing could be done for him, so he was declared dead later that day. The other two victims of the attack, a 23-year-old and a 22-year-old were taken to the Temple Hospital too and their condition was reported stable this morning, with the early stages of recovery going well. The names and identities of the three men have not yet been revealed.
The police found three guns at the crime scene – two were discovered under a van and another one in a recycling bin. The investigators hope that the surveillance cameras will reveal who the shooters are, in order to have a clearer picture of the whole situation.
It was obvious that there was more than one person shooting, given the number of shell casings recovered at the scene. Chief Inspector Scott Small stated that until now 32 casings have been found and the police are expecting to collect more.
The fact that three weapons were picked from the area suggests not only that there might be more than one shooter, but also that all the people they have under custody might have fired a gun: “Both of these victims that are alive are being held as suspects, just due to the fact that we found three weapons on the scene.
There is a possibility that our victims, all three of these victims, may have been in possession of one of these weapons, ” Inspector Scott Small added.
Another triple shooting occurred in West Philadelphia earlier this year, leaving two dead bodies on the street. This might prompt authorities to do more to prevent street violence and do something about the people who discharge their weapons so easily, having no regard for human life whatsoever.
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