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Shootings in Philadelphia, TN Leave Five Dead, Two Dozen Injured

Shootings in Philadelphia and Chattanooga, Tn., left five people dead and about two dozen others wounded over the weekend, adding to the growing tally of gun violence. On Saturday and Sunday, gun violence nationwide resulted in at least 10 mass shootings—defined as at least four people shot, excluding the shooter, according to the Gun Violence Archive, reports the Wall Street Journal. In Philadelphia, police were patrolling the Queen Village entertainment district along South Street just before midnight on Saturday when gunfire erupted. Two men and a woman were killed in the shooting and 11 others were wounded, said Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw. Outlaw identified them as a 22-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man. Outlaw said police believe one of the deceased was exchanging gunfire with another shooter when he was fatally struck.


The two others who died, along with most if not all of the wounded, appear to have been innocent bystanders. The wounded range in age from 17 to 69 years old. Police believe there may have been up to four people firing weapons. Police recovered two semiautomatic handguns. Two other shootings occurred in the vicinity around the same time. Police are investigating whether they are linked to the South Street violence. Nearby, one person died in a shooting that occurred after the mass shooting on South Street. No arrests have been made. Police in Chattanooga said they believe multiple shooters fired guns outside a nightclub in the early morning hours on Sunday. Fourteen people were shot and three people were struck by vehicles that were attempting to flee the scene, Chief Celeste Murphy said. Two victims died from gunshot wounds. One person who was struck by a vehicle also died. Several victims were in critical condition.

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