Mass Shooting in Philadelphia; Police arrest man in rapid response

Philadelphia police investigate along 56th Street after multiple people were shot in Southwest Philadelphia, late Monday, July 3, 2023. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Mathew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • Gunman wearing ballistic vest kills 5, injures 2 in Philadelphia mass shooting: police
  • A mass shooting in the Kingsessing section of southwest Philadelphia Monday evening left five people dead and two others injured, both of whom are children, Fox News has learned.
  • Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the suspect was arrested without incident. He was allegedly wearing a ballistic vest, had multiple magazines, an “AR-type rifle,” a handgun and a police scanner during the shooting rampage, which began at approximately 8:30 p.m.
  • Several children were among those injured by gunfire, including a 2-year-old and a 13-year-old, both of whom survived. The deceased victims were all men between the ages of 20 and 59. The fifth deceased victim was not discovered until hours after the initial shooting when a body was found inside the home.
  • According to the report, the gunman continued firing as officers chased him and eventually cornered him in a back alley on Frazer Street. He was then taken into custody without officers firing back, Outlaw said.
  • A motive is not yet known.

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