Woman, 2 men injured in West Philadelphia shooting where, police say, at least 50 shots were fired

Police investigate a triple shooting in West Philadelphia, on the 5400 block of Race Street. A woman and two men were shot, but are all expected to recover.

Three people are recovering after a hail of gunfire rained down in West Philadelphia.

Officials said the shooting happened at the 5400 block of Race Street, Wednesday, just before 10 p.m.

Police arrived to find a 29-year-old female shot once, a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound and a 22-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds.

All three victims were rushed to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and all three are listed in stable condition.

According to authorities, at least 50 shots were fired. Some of the shell casings were found near a porch where the victims were believed to have been sitting when the shooting started.

The victims were not residents of the property, but were believed to be sitting with a larger group of individuals on the porch. Police say at least 15 people were in the home or on the porch at the time of the shooting.

Police say a man who was with the victims returned fire and was interviewed by police as a witness. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small says according to  preliminary information, the man who returned fire had a permit to carry his firearm. 

No other injuries were reported. No arrests have been made. Police are investigating the shooting.

The shooting occurred just hours after city leaders held a briefing in which they continue to look for answers to stem the city’s spike in gun violence.


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