Philadelphia mass shooting: 5 adults killed, 2 children injured, suspect capturedJul 05, 2023
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shootingin Philadelphia's King-sessing neighborhood. We found out during the night. Police found a fifth victim who died in total. We're told the gunman shot seven people, including two
children. It was a horrible scene. The gunman. He was wearing a bulletproof vest while he committed that deadly
shootingbegan around 8:30 last night in the area of 56th Street and Chester Avenue. A guy with a long accident who was on police radio as the chaotic scene unfolded. Officers put their own lives in danger by confronting the shooter Wally was shooting with a rifle two people are in custody this morning for the latest let's get into the action news reporter Corey Davis is live with what we know as of this morning about what what happened Tammy Matt good morning Yes, it's a fluid situation, the total number of
injuredchanged a couple of times, but once again the police told them seven people shot, five of them dead, two
injured, both of them were wounded, the two who survived, rather, are years. 2 and 13 years old I want to give you a look behind us here, where we are, so the streets are now open again.
This is Frazier Street, what you're looking at, it's halfway between 56th and 57th, but Fraser Street is where it all ended. Police say the
suspectwas loaded with ammunition and had protective gear. Listen to what Commissioner Outlaw says in the officers who encountered him when they found him. Our officers were able to stop the mill in the back alley of 1600 Frazier Street and when this man was wearing a bulletproof vest with multiple magazines in the vest? He also had a scanner, an AR-style rifle, and a pistol. That scanner, the commissioner mentioned, is a police scanner that listens to radio traffic, so it all started around 8:30 last night. in the area of 56th and Chester Street here in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia, police say people called 9-1-1, others called officers and told them they found gunshot victims and began preparing to pick them up at patrols to rush towards the area.
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At the hospital that's when we were told officers heard multiple gunshots, they ran toward that shooting and were told they found the 40 year old
suspect, they ran after him while he was still shooting. Officers say they were able to corner him. In the back alley along the 1600 block of Fraser Street was when he was approached while he was wearing that bulletproof vest carrying the loaded magazines, a police scanner, the arrow style rifle and the pistol, the police were able to take him into custody without further injury. To give you a look at this video as well, it was an emotional scene at Penn Presbyterian Hospital.
Relatives of the victims who died learned the bad news. We didn't show them out of respect for their privacy, but I can tell you that they were very emotional and devastated in all the police once again saying seven people were shot five died two were injured two of the survivors are
childrenages 2 and 13 they are stable this morning The five people who died were possibly between the ages of 20 and 59, so the final victim the police found, the fifth victim who died, they say was found about four hours later in the living room of a house on 56th Street.
It happened when that victim's father came home and discovered his son on the living room floor with multiple Investigators say they believe the homicide is related because the bullet casings in that house match the bullet casings, the size and caliber of the casings found here on the street. Another thing is that officers also detained a second person saying I thought a man grabbed a gun during all of this and shot the initial shooter so now there are two people in custody but now reporting live here on king size and Corey Davis Channel 6 Action News, thank you Corey and it was a chaotic scene.
Before police detained the alleged shooter, a woman told Action News that the father of her grandson was one of the victims. I just came to pick up my grandson and my daughter and took them to the hospital and came back. My house is in a crime scene is that I can't even go into the house, get in a car and just walk down the street. I think the man ran and started shooting at the people outside, so imagine if it was the fourth and everyone came out. It's just not safe anywhere.
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