A shooting Sunday at a high school graduation party on Philadelphia’s southwest side left one person dead and multiple people wounded, police said.
Update from Philly Police: 6 people, not 8, shot at graduation party in SW Philly last night. Victims range in age from 15-24. A 24 year old man was pronounced dead at the hospital.— Katherine Scott (@KScott6abc) June 17, 2019
Here are the latest updates:
Isiaka Meite , killed in last night’s shooting that wounded five others at Paschall Park in SW Phila. Meite was at a family cookout Sun night then went to a friend’s cookout in the same park when shots rang out. He was pronounced dead at Penn Presbyterian. @6abc pic.twitter.com/6eHTwbV1z3— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) June 17, 2019
Authorities said Meite was among six people shot around 10 p.m. Sunday at a graduation party. Police said about 60 people were attending the party in an isolated area at the end of road when shots rang out.
The circumstances leading to the shooting were not immediately clear. No arrests have been made.
Police continue to investigate.
Update 4:39 a.m. EDT June 17: Philadelphia police are now saying that one person was killed and five others were injured in Sunday’s shooting.
Authorities said early Monday that the man who died, who was 24, suffered a gunshot wound to the back, WPVI-TV reported. The injured victims included a 21-year-old man, a 16-year-old girl and three boys ranging from 15 to 17 years old, the station reported.
The suspect is still at large, police said.
Original report: The mass shooting happened at a high school graduation party Sunday night and police believe it was a targeted shooting, according to WTXF-TV.
Believed to be a high school graduation celebration. Commissioner says party likely targeted. Unsure if graduate/s who were being celebrated are among victims @FOX29philly— Sabina Kuriakose (@SabinaKuriakose) June 17, 2019
The gunman opened fire into a crowd of about 60 people, striking four teenagers, one as young as 15 years old, WTXF reported.
They suffered gunshot wounds mostly to the legs, KYW-TV reported.
Four adults all in their 20s were also shot resulting in various injuries.
The deceased victim was a male in his 20s
Police commissioner on scene of mass shooting at graduation party, 8 shot, 1 dead, possibly one more injured. Gunman sprayed into crowd of 60 people in SW Philadelphia @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/3rRQkv4T9W— Sabina Kuriakose (@SabinaKuriakose) June 17, 2019
No one has been arrested yet as police continue searching for suspects.
Check back for more on this developing story.
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