Philadelphia, PA – Four people were shot, and three of them died, after a gunman opened fire in Northeast Philadelphia on Friday afternoon.
The incident occurred at about 3:35 p.m. on April 28 when Philadelphia police responded to a call about shots fired in the in the area of Comly and Palmetto Streets, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Responding officers found three people dead in the 5900-block of Palmetto Street in the Crescentville section of the city.
Police said one of the victims was found shot to death on the front porch of a house, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
A second victim was found suffering from fatal gunshot wounds just inside the front door of the house.
A third victim was found on the sidewalk in front of the same home, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
All three of the wounded men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Philadelphia police told that all the people who died were males between the ages of 15 and 20.
Police said a fourth person – initially described as a 16-year-old boy – suffering from gunshot wounds was dropped off at Jefferson Frankford Hospital.
The teen was reportedly in critical condition and had to be transferred to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital for treatment of traumatic injuries, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Police said officers recovered a gun at the scene of the shootings, but so far there have been no arrests made in connection with the shootings.
The incident is under investigation, according to police.
Breaking: 3 dead after 4
shot in Northeast Philadelphia. Police now on scene at 5900 Palmetto St. Live at 5pm @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/cP4MBLTfxO
— Chris O'Connell (@CoconnellFox29) April 28, 2023
🚨🚨🚨🚨QUADRUPLE SHOOTING on the 5900 block of Palmetto St
Reports of 3 victims shot and killed at this location. One other surviving victim.
— PhillyCrimeUpdate (@PhillyCrimeUpd) April 28, 2023
Mass shooting in Lawncrest in #Philly. 4 men shot. 3 dead at scene, 1 rushed to hospital. No one in custody at present. Police on scene, 5900 blk of Palmetto cordoned off. No more info at this time.
This is an evolving story.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) April 28, 2023
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