A mass shooting in downtown Philadelphia leaves 3 dead and 11 wounded
PHILADELPHIA — Gunfire killed three people and wounded at least 11 others late Saturday night in one of downtown Philadelphia’s most popular entertainment districts, authorities said.
Police officers were patrolling South Street in downtown Philadelphia when they heard multiple gunshots and saw several suspects shooting into a large crowd just before midnight, Police Inspector DF Pace said during a news conference.
An officer shot one of the suspects from about 30 feet away, but it’s unclear if the suspect was hit, Pace said.
“You can imagine there were hundreds of people just enjoying South Street like they are doing every single weekend when this shooting broke out,” Pace said.
Two men and a woman were among those killed in the shooting, he said. Their names have not been released by the authorities. The condition of those wounded by gunfire is still unknown.
The victims killed in the shooting were a 26-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man and a 34-year-old man, police said, 6ABC reported.
Two handguns were seized, including one with an extended magazine, police said. No arrests were made.
Pace said police have asked business owners to review video from surveillance cameras.
The Department said on Twitter to avoid the area. South Street is well known for its entertainment and nightlife with several bars, restaurants and shops.
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These are the best hiking areas in New Jersey
A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible hiking trails, waterfalls and lakes.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, there are many options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outside and enjoy nature, and it’s also a great workout.
If you are going downhill and meet an uphill hiker, step aside and give the uphill hiker room. A hiker going uphill has the right-of-way unless stopping to catch his breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see byways unless marked as an official trail, stay away from them. If you leave the trail, you can harm the ecosystems surrounding the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.
You also don’t want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and keep hiking.
Cyclists should give way to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give way to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey’s trails.
If you decide to take your dog with you on your hike, be sure to keep them on a leash and ensure all pet waste is removed.
Finally, keep the weather in mind, if the trail is too muddy it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.
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