Police: 2 women injured after shooters fire weapons inside South Philadelphia home

Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting that found two young women shot in South Philadelphia.

Officials say the shooting happened on the 1600 block of South Taney Street Saturday, around 5:15 in the evening.

Authorities say two men, dressed in all-black clothing, got out of a dark-colored Jeep SUV and approached a residence on foot, then pulled their weapons and fired into a home where the door was open and multiple people were inside, including a 4-year-old child.

An 18-year-old girl and a 21-year-old woman were both shot, one taking a bullet in the lower leg, while the other was shot in the back.

Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace said the two did not appear to be the shooters target.


They are both recovering at an area hospital, authorities say.

Inspector Pace said police found at least 21 spent shell casings at the scene, fired from two separate automatic handguns. Police do have surveillance of the shooting and are looking for the suspects. No one else was injured in the shooting.

An investigation into a possible motive is underway. No weapons have been recovered and no arrests have been made.

This shooting follows another shooting in North Philadelphia just before 5 p.m., where a 24-year-old man was shot three times near North Philip and Westmoreland Streets. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in a private vehicle and is recovering. Police are investigating, and no arrests have been made.


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