June 5 2022 Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia mass shooting leaves at least three dead, 11 injured.
At least three people were killed and 11 people were injured in Philadelphia mass shooting late Saturday night, police said.
Incident occured on South Street near 3rd Street shortly before midnight, according to police.
Two men and a woman were killed, all of whom were shot multiple times, authorities said.
Cops say they heard gunshots and rushed to the area, finding “several active shooters” firing into the crowd, Inspector DF Pace told NYPOST.
“You can imagine there were hundreds of individuals just enjoying South Street, as they do every single weekend, when this shooting broke out,” Pace said, according to multiple outlets.
An officer shot at one of the suspects, it was unclear if the suspect was hit, according to Nypost.
FNTV spoke with a restaurant worker Meghan Ford who was working nearby when the shooting occurred “I came outside and before the thing happened, there was a bunch of teenagers and stuff running around actin crazy. And then from the beginning of the shift, we just knew something was in the air. And all of a sudden, apparently shots rang out. I come outside to look and I see a ton of people especially police officers surrounding a person. When I saw the person, like the police officers picked her up and put her into the back of a police car because EMS couldn’t get here soon enough.
And after they put her in there, there were other people that started banging on the police car, it had to veer off to the side before it was able to like actually take the person to the hospital.
And everything got crazy after that. We were just trying to keep people inside. Make sure everybody was safe. I’ve lived down the street 20 years and it’s insane to see how this stuff happens these days.”
When we asked Meghan about crime in the area recently she said.
“I don’t want to feel like I can’t get home from work safe.” -Ford
“I will say, like I said, I’ve lived here 20 years however, I took a break from this specific area for a long time. And I just came back a couple months ago. And in the last three weeks, this has been the second one on a Saturday night, right here. And it’s frickin heartbreaking.”
Ford told our FNTV journalist about seeing one of the injured victims and how it affected her.
“It’s the only one (victim) that I saw. However, I’ve heard throughout the night that the injured victims is up to 13 there was two deceased so I don’t know. I mean, I haven’t seen news reports or anything yet, so I don’t know how valid it totally is. But I don’t doubt it.”
Meghan went on to tell us how past experiences helped her stay calm throughout the ordeal.
I have a point to like try and keep my composure in a lot of ways. And my one other co worker who’s working upstairs tonight, she was very distraught by the whole thing and it was one of those things where I had to feel like I have to keep my composure. When I get home, I’m probably going to be a puddle on the floor of my living room. But I have a slight background in things like this so I’m able to kind of like, compartmentalize things in a way and it’s just a shame. Just an absolute shame.
When asked if she was present in the thought of the possibility of a mass shooting situation Ford responded,
“I mean, it’s not dissimilar. I don’t think obviously, this was from what I gather like handgun stuff and not semi automatics, or whatever. That doesn’t make it any better or worse.
Luckily, I don’t know anybody personally has been involved in this but as a former school teacher too, with the stuff in Texas, like, that’s hit me close to home and I just, it’s just difficult. I don’t need this in my backyard. Nobody needs it in their backyard. Like I don’t want to feel like I can’t get home from work safe.”
Officials said two of the victims who passed away include a 25-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man
12 additional victims were taken to area hospital.
Video by Dakota Santiago (FNTV FreedomNews.TV)