Philly Graduation Party Shooting Leaves 1 Dead & 7 Injured
Authorities in Philadelphia revealed that a high school graduation party ended in tragedy this weekend after a gunman opened fire.
Just after 10 p.m. on the 6900 block of Reed Bird Place in the city’s Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood, a gunman opened fire at a graduation party. One person died and eight people were shot.
Police went on to reveal that four juveniles were among those shot. They were between the ages of 15 and 17 years old.
#BREAKING: Gunman shoots 8 people, killing 1, in a mass shooting at a Southwest Philadelphia graduation party around 10pm Sunday. Around 60 people were at the party at 70th & Buist aves. Four of the victims are teenagers. @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/qUn2DdysFI— Christine Mattson (@ChristneMattson) June 17, 2019
Authorities also revealed that four adults were shot. According to the reports, they were shot in various parts of their body. One of the adults died from their injuries.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that eight or nine shots were fired. Currently, the motive for the shooting remains unclear.
Total gunshot victims in Philadelphia this weekend: 26— Christine Mattson (@ChristneMattson) June 17, 2019
Below is @PhillyPolice Commissioner Ross' response when asked what's being done about the city's violence. @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/222GAG7e9Z
Police say no preliminary signs of a fight or argument were reported or seen. No arrests have been made yet and police are still investigating.