Philadelphia: At least 3 People Injured In Shooting, Including Teen Suspect Shot By Officers

TOPSHOT-US-ATTACKS-NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY TOPSHOT - Law enforcement officers secure the area where they allegedly arrested terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey, on September 19, 2016.16. An "armed and dangerous" Afghan-born suspect wanted in the weekend bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey was wounded Monday in a shootout with police and taken into custody. Federal investigators released a mugshot of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who has brown hair, brown eyes and a brown beard, saying he was last known to live in Elizabeth, a town adjacent to Newark International Airport. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
Law enforcement officers secure the area in Linden, New Jersey, on September 19, 2016. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

OAN’s Abril Elfi
UPDATED 3:05 PM – Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Multiple people have been shot and injured at an Eid event in West Philadelphia.


On Wednesday, around 1,000 people had attended a celebration for the end of Ramadan when a shooting broke out and at least three people were injured.

Police have stated that three people were shot during the end of the event that was held near the 4700 block of Wyalusing Avenue.

Officials said that approximately 30 shots had been fired.

One of the officers assigned shot a 15-year-old who reportedly was armed with a firearm twice after he refused to drop the gun.

The officer then reportedly put the 15-year-old into her patrol vehicle and rushed him to the hospital. 

Another man, 23, had been shot in the stomach and another juvenile arrived at a nearby hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to the hands.

Reports stated that authorities have taken five people into custody including three men, one woman and the 15-year-old shot by the officer. Five weapons were also recovered at the scene.

Police sources have stated that they do not believe the suspects were connected to the peaceful celebration.

Philadelphia City Council Majority Leader Katherine Gilmore Richardson stated that she was appalled to learn about the incident.

“I am completely appalled to learn that multiple residents have been injured following a shooting during an Eid al-Fitr event in West Philadelphia,” said Richardson. “While Eid marks the end of Ramadan and is meant to be a celebratory occasion, families and community members must now deal with yet another senseless shooting. I am praying for the victims, their families, and entire Muslim community in Philadelphia. I will continue working with my colleagues in City Council to see that we invest additional resources in our neighborhoods so that every community in the City feels safe.”

This a developing story. Please check back for more updates.

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