At least 12 people have been shot outside a bar in Philadelphia’s Kensington area in the US. The incident was reported on Saturday night in the area of East Allegheny and Kensington avenues.
The shooting happened near a bar in the area of Kensington and Allegheny Avenues, a report in CBS news said. The victims are being rushed to hospitals based on the severity of their injuries, the report added.
Multiple shooters exited a vehicle in the Kensington area of the Pennsylvania city and began shooting, firing about 40 shots, Philadelphia First Deputy Police Commissioner John Stanford told a televised news briefing.
The target of the shooters, who returned to the vehicle and left, remained unknown, Stanford said, adding that police were investigating.
Several visuals on social media platforms showed police vehicles parked near the Philadelphia bar where the shooting was reported. However, News18 couldn’t independently verify the authenticity of these visuals.
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Multiple law enforcements are responding to mass shooting outside Jack’s Bar in Kensington Philadelphia At least 12 people have shot outside with multiple victim’s being rushed into hospitals pic.twitter.com/HKTFt0u7FS
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It is not yet clear what led to the shootings. There is no word on the conditions of the victims.
One person was killed and about 20 wounded on Halloween night in shootings in Kansas City and Chicago.
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