Four people died, and two children, aged 2 and 13, were injured in a mass shooting that occurred Monday night in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia. The suspect has been apprehended, as reported by police.
Officers responded to the gunfire at around 8:30 pm. After approximately 10 minutes, they tracked down and apprehended the 40-year-old suspect.
The shooter was allegedly armed with an “AR-style” rifle, a handgun, a ballistic vest, extra magazines of ammunition, and a police scanner.
The deceased victims were aged 59, 22, 20, and one was yet to be identified but estimated to be between 16 and 21. The two children who were shot are in stable condition. All of the victims were male.
It was reported that an individual who returned gunfire to the shooter was also detained, and their gun was taken in as evidence.
The shooting scene spanned several blocks, and police located around 50 empty shell casings. Bullets hit multiple vehicles. The victims were quickly transported to a local hospital. None of the officers fired their weapons during the arrest.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.