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Several people were shot Wednesday evening just blocks from Philadelphia’s Temple University, with one victim sustaining 14 gunshot wounds, police said.
The Philadelphia Police Department told Fox News that at least five people were wounded. Officers responded to the scene and found multiple shooting victims in the 1500 block of North Bouvier Street around 7:25 p.m.
Police Capt. John Walker told Fox Philadelphia the victims comprised of three young women and two men.
“Here we go with multiple shots fired on a beautiful day in Philadelphia, which is unacceptable,” he said. “We should not tolerate this in communities.”
Police said a 28-year-old man was struck 14 times throughout his body and was in extremely critical condition. He was taken to Temple University Hospital by private vehicle.
A woman, 20, was shot seven times and was also extremely critical.
A 59-year-old man was shot on the left side of his chest and remains in critical condition. A 19-year-old woman was shot in the right arm and a 21-year-old woman was struck in the left knee.
Both were hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
Video footage captured by the news outlet shows detectives counting multiple bullet casings on the ground.
Two people were taken into police custody but Walker did not speculate on their possible connection to the shooting. A weapon was also recovered.
Authorities did not disclose how many shots were fired or what led to the barrage of gunfire. A motive for the attack was unknown, police said.
Philadelphia man shot 14 times near Temple University, others injured