Philadelphia shooting leaves 3 dead, 11 injured downtown
PHILADELPHIA — Gunfire killed three people and injured at least 11 others in one of downtown Philadelphia’s most popular entertainment districts late Saturday night, authorities said.
Police officers were patrolling the South Street area in downtown Philadelphia when they heard multiple gunshots and saw several suspects shooting into a large crowd just before midnight, police inspector DF Pace said during the a press conference.
An officer shot one of the suspects from about 30 feet away, but it’s unclear if the suspect was hit, Pace said.
“You can imagine there were hundreds of people taking advantage of South Street, as they do every weekend, when this shooting broke out,” Pace said.
Two men and a woman were among those killed in the shooting, he said. Their names have not been made public by the authorities. The condition of those injured by bullets remains unknown.
Two handguns were recovered, including one with an extended magazine, police said. No arrests were made.
Pace said police are asking business owners to review video from surveillance cameras.
The Department said on Twitter to avoid the area. South Street is known for its entertainment venues and nightlife with several bars, restaurants and businesses.
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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey
A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.
If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.
You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.
If you plan to take your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.
Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.
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