Philadelphia shooting injures multiple people during Eid-ul-Fitr event

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   April 11, 2024   Update on : April 11, 2024

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Multiple people, including a teen, were injured as dozens of shots were fired during an Eid al-Fitr event in West Philadelphia’s Parkside section on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 1,000 attendees gathered Parkside section to celebrate the end of Ramadan, reported fox29 and CBS News.

Police said the incident happened at 47th Street and Wyalusing Avenue around 2:30pm as a shooting erupted between two groups.

Three people were shot during the end of Ramadan event near the 4700 block of Wyalusing Avenue, said police. Of the injured, one was shot by a police officer.

Officials said, nearly thirty gunshots were fired during the gunfire while the 15-year-old was armed with an assault rifle. When police say he did not drop the gun, the officer shot the teen once in his left arm and once in his left leg.

The officer took the teenager to the Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) where he was placed in stable condition.

Police took a 22-year-old man, who sustained a gunshot wound to his stomach, to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, where he was placed in stable condition.

A 15-year-old, who was struck in his right ring finger, was taken to CHOP by Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) medics. He is also stated in stable condition.

A Philadelphia Police patrol wagon struck a 15-year-old girl while officers were responding to this active shooting scene.

Police have taken five people into custody– three males, one female, and a 15-year-old boy. Police also recovered five weapons from the scene.

Discharging officers are on administrative duty until the outcome of the Internal Affairs and Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations is known.

Police said as two groups were firing at each other in the park right before police arrived at the scene, they did not believe the suspects were connected to the peaceful celebration.

The Eid-al-Fitr event was held near the Philadelphia Masjid mosque which faces a park.


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