Philadelphia Mass Shooting Latest Updates: Three Dead, 11 Injured in Bustling Nightlife District

Philadelphia Mass Shooting Latest Updates: Three Dead, 11 Injured in Bustling Nightlife District

Police investigate after gunmen opened fire in Philadelphia killing 3 and injuring 11

Three people were killed and 11 others injured in a shooting in Philadelphia late Saturday after a gunman opened fire on a large crowd.

Police said multiple shots were heard shortly before midnight in the busy South Street town center with reports of “several armed men” at the scene.

A police officer responded by firing a shot in the direction of a suspected shooter, Philadelphia Police Inspector DF Pace said. NBC Philadelphia. A suspect dropped his firearm and fled, authorities said.

Fourteen people were caught in the crossfire. Two men and a woman later died in hospital from gunshot wounds.

The victims of the shooting have been identified by police as Kristopher Minners, 22, Alexis Quinn, 27, and Gregory “Japan” Jackson, 34, according to The Philadelphia Investigator.

On Saturday alone, four people were killed and 28 injured in a series of mass shootings across the country, including in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arizona on Saturday, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

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Joe Biden’s big talk on gun control

What is the position of the president after the recent massacres?

He calls for an ambitious and unlikely to pass agenda, including a new ban on assault weapons and enhanced background checks.

“How much more carnage are we willing to accept? he asked during a speech at the White House on Thursday evening.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 03:30

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ICYMI: Three dead and 11 injured in shooting in Philadelphia

Three people were killed and 11 others injured in a shooting in Philadelphia late Saturday after a gunman opened fire on a large crowd.

Police said multiple shots were heard shortly before midnight in the busy South Street town center with reports of “several armed men” at the scene.

A police officer responded by firing a shot in the direction of a suspected shooter, Philadelphia Police Inspector DF Pace said. NBC Philadelphia. A suspect dropped his firearm and fled, authorities said.

Here’s what you need to know.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 2:37 a.m.

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Yet another high-powered weapon discovered at Philadelphia shooting scene

High-powered weapons were used in the shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and now Philadelphia, police confirmed.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 2:07 a.m.

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Is Kyrsten Sinema the key to passing gun control in the United States?

Kyrsten Sinema wields considerable power over congressional passage of meaningful gun control measures in the wake of a series of mass shootings.

As Eric Garcia wrote in a recent column:

Almost as soon as the shooting in Uvalde made headlines, the senator Kirsten SinemaThe statement of sadness by was met with a storm of people underlining his support for the obstruction. (One such voice was Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego, who spoke with The Independent last year to potentially run against her in 2024). But now Sinema is part of a quartet – also with his fellow Democratic senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Republicans Thom Tillis of North Carolina and John Cornyn of Texas – who are trying to find a bipartisan agreement on gun safety. Considering America woke up to the news of another shooting today — this time in Tulsa, on a hospital campus — it’s clear that such efforts don’t come too soon.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 1:37 a.m.

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Nearly 250 mass shootings so far in 2022

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 1:07 a.m.

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Pennsylvania senator among Republicans negotiating Senate weapons proposals

Pat Toomey, whose home state of Pennsylvania was the last to experience a shocking mass shooting, is part of a bipartisan group of US senators working on new gun control legislation.

“The brutality in Philadelphia last night is devastating to all Pennsylvanians and Americans,” he wrote on social media on Sunday. “My heart goes out to the families who mourn the loss of their loved ones. While the details are still unknown, it’s clear this should never have happened. This horror has no place in America.

Will this time be different?

Here’s an article about how Congress failed for decades to pass gun reform.

And here’s another article on what could happen as Washington regains gun control.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 12:37 a.m.

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Philadelphia Eagles speak out after three mass shootings kill three

The Philadelphia Eagles are calling for strict control measures after another mass shooting, this time in the NFL club’s hometown.

“Enough is enough! Assault weapons loaded with high-capacity magazines pose a clear threat to public safety and should be banned,” Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie wrote in a statement. Assault rifles loaded with high-capacity magazines pose a clear threat to public safety and should be banned.”

He argued that research shows that if a federal ban on assault weapons were still in effect, mass shootings would drop significantly.

The Eagles leader also called for a universal mandatory background check law.

Josh MarcusJune 6, 2022 12:07 a.m.

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Parkland survivor blasts congressional inaction on guns after Philly shooting

The only meaningful thing Congress has done since a string of recent shootings is pause, Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg said on social media.

“14 people were shot on South Street in Philadelphia last night. Congress has done one thing since the Texas shooting — they went to recess,” said Mr. Hogg, who was in high school during the 2018 shooting. . It’s time to come together and focus on what we can agree on and take action on, however small.

Josh MarcusJune 5, 2022 11:37 p.m.

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What do survivors of recent US shootings want? A ban on the Ar-15.

The 19 students and two teachers killed in the mass shooting at a school in Uvalde last week all had different stories, hopes and dreams. But one thing many of their surviving family members share is a desire to see the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle used in the massacre banned or severely restricted.

The weapon, a civilian version of a firearm used by US troops in Vietnam, is both extremely popular among consumers and mass shooterswho used a version of an AR-15 style rifle in the massacres of Buffalo, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Christchurch and many other cities around the world that now conjure up images of horrific gun violence.

But many of Uvalde’s parents and lawmakers across the country are trying to get the gun off the streets after the Texas massacre, the second-deadliest school shooting in US history.

Get the full story below.

Josh MarcusJune 5, 2022 11:07 p.m.

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Philadelphia Governor: “Enough gun violence. Enough deaths. Let’s act

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf reacted to Saturday night’s deadly mass shooting by first offering his thoughts to families and friends grieving their loved ones, but then quickly pivoted to make his tweet a rallying cry for to “act” against armed violence.

“11 injured and 3 dead in a shooting on South Street in Philadelphia last night. My thoughts are with the injured and grieving loved ones,” the Democrat tweeted Sunday morning after the brazen attack in his state’s largest city. Legislators: Enough gun violence, enough death, let’s act.

Johanna ChisholmJune 5, 2022 9:22 p.m.

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