A group of people were suddenly fired upon 27 times in Southwest Philadelphia Wednesday night, leaving one woman and three men hospitalized, three of them in critical condition. One 20-year-old man was struck in the head and another man in his early 20s was shot in the shoulder.
According to police also s bullet entered the home of a 21-year-old woman who was struck in the head as she stood in the front bedroom on the second floor of the house.
NBC Philadelphia reports, Police say the 20-year-old man is in critical condition, the man in his early 20’s stable, and the woman critical.
Police say a group of people were hanging out on the 2600 block of Dagget Street around 9:20 p.m. Suddenly, police say, someone took out a gun and fired 27 shots.”
Watch courtesy of NBC 10 News:
Another man was found with a gunshot wound to his side lying on top of a gun a few blocks away and is in critical condition.
All of the victims were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Lieutenant John Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department said, “It’s a nice community, I grew up in this community. It’s really a bunch of good people out here. For these idiots to be firing 27 shots on a beautiful night with people out and kids playing should not be tolerated.”