Four people were shot dead in broad daylight in Kensington on Tuesday afternoon, a block from a car crash that killed three people earlier that morning, Philadelphia police said.
The shooting happened just before noon at G Street and East Allegheny Avenue.
Philadelphia police say an 18-year-old woman was shot once in the chest and is in critical condition at the hospital. Police said a 30-year-old man is also in critical condition after being shot once in the back.
A 32-year-old man was shot once in the arm and a 16-year-old girl suffered a laceration on her arm, according to Philadelphia police. They are both in stable condition at Temple Hospital, officials said.
Four schools in the area of the shooting have been placed under lockdown, the PPD Public Affairs Bureau confirmed. The lockdown was lifted at 1 p.m., police said.
Several members of the news media, including NBC10’s Johnny Archer and his photojournalist, were outside Allegheny SEPTA Station covering the crash of a high-speed SUV that killed three people early Tuesday morning.
Archer and others were gathered a few yards from where the shooting took place.
“We were covering another story here in Kensington and about 3 minutes ago I was sitting in ours [news] Truck and I just heard about 5 shots fired and then you could see people running for cover,” NBC10’s Johnny Archer said in a Facebook Live. Archer and his photographer were unharmed.
Archer counted at least 14 shell casings at the scene.
He described a volatile scene as investigators worked to find out who fired those shots and why. Officers attempted to cordon off the area as onlookers, pedestrians and traffic clogged the intersection.
Philadelphia police said they found no guns at the scene and no one was arrested.
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