Three dead, one critically injured in Mayfair, Philadelphia
Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting.
Three were killed and one critically injured after a quadruple gunfight in Mayfair, Philadelphia last night at 10 pm.
The shooting took place around 10 pm in the area of Cottman and Rowland avenues in the city's Mayfair section.
Police told Action News that two of the gunshot victims were pronounced dead at the scene and a third victim died at the hospital. A fourth victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Police are still investigating the motives of the shooting. It's still unclear if any arrests were made.
America's gun problem has worsened since the outbreak of the pandemic and the onset of racial justice rallies. By the end of 2021, major American cities including Philadelphia were reporting annual homicide records.
It is worth noting that deadly gun violence in the US continued right from 2022 into 2023 as more than 130 people have been reportedly killed and over 300 have been injured by gunfire in the first days of the New Year as per the data of the non-profit organization Gun Violence Archive that tracks shooting incidents.
The data highlighted that 131 individuals, including two toddlers and 11 teenagers, have been killed inadvertently or intentionally in the United States since the beginning of the year, while 34 teenagers and three children were injured.
This is happening as the US continues to struggle with violent crimes and mass shootings due to its loose gun laws and supremacist grounds for such violence.