1 dead, 8 injured as shootout erupts during West Philadelphia party, police say

A shootout during a West Philadelphia outdoor party kills one man and injures eight others early Saturday morning.

People were gathered for the party on the 500 block of North Creighton Street, when gunfire broke out around 1:30 Saturday morning.

Officials say they received many 911 calls for the shooting, saying numerous people had been shot.

When police arrived, they initially found five victims - four women and one man - suffering with gunshot wounds.


In a preliminary investigation, officials indicated a shootout erupted during the outdoor festivities.

Each of the victims were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, either by police, medics, or in private vehicles.

A 19-year-old man, who had been shot multiple times in the face and body, died at the hospital. He was later identified by police as Kevin July.

The number of victims shot grew to a total of nine people when two teen girls arrived at CHOP several hours later. The eight remaining victims range in age from 17 to 51, and are all said to be in stable condition:

  • 17-year-old girl with graze wound to leg
  • 17-year-old girl shot in the leg
  • 20-year-old woman shot in the leg
  • 20-year-old woman with graze wound to shoulder
  • 21-year-old woman shot five times in both legs
  • 21-year-old woman shot in the leg
  • 47-year-old man shot in the back
  • 51-year-old woman shot in the leg

Police are actively investigating a motive into the shooting, but no arrests have been made.

Saturday morning's shooting follows in the wake of a deadly shooting of a 30-year-old man on the same block Thursday morning. Officials said the man was shot and killed just inside the doorway of a boarding home on the 500 block of North Creighton. Officials noted arrests were made in that homicide.


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