Multiple shooters in popular Philadelphia street leave 3 people dead and 11 others wounded

Multiple shooters opened fire in the South Street area of Philadelphia, killing at least three people and wounding 11 others, police said.

Officers patrolling the South Street area heard gunfire and observed “several active shooters shooting into the crowd,” said Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a news conference Sunday the shooting started at roughly 11:31pm Saturday.

The officers stationed on South Street “observed several civilians suffering from gunshot wounds, lying on the sidewalk and in the street.”

The officers then began rendering first aid to those who were injured, she added.

Outlaw said five guns were used by the shooters after a possible “physical altercation.” One gunman was likely shot and wounded but escaped police, she said; another suspected gunman, who may have been involved in the physical altercation, is likely among the three people killed.

The other two victims are believed to be innocent bystanders, Outlaw said.

Two handguns were recovered at the scene, including one with an extended magazine, according to Pace.

Police are working with state and federal authorities on the investigation and the FBI is assisting with resources, the commissioner said. Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and have urged any witnesses to come forward.