Updated Nov 7, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Everything we know about the Philadelphia mass shooting

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Police tape is pictured near the scene of a fire in Jan. 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Hannah Beier/Getty Images

At least nine people were wounded in a mass shooting in Philadelphia on Saturday night, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.

The latest: Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore said Monday that police have identified a Honda Accord used by at least two gunmen in two separate shootings in recent weeks, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. It's unclear if the same perpetrators were involved, he noted.

  • The Saturday shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. in the Kensington neighborhood, when at least two people exited a black car and started shooting outside a bar in the area, First Deputy Commissioner John Stanford said at a press briefing, per WPVI-TV.

Is there a motive?

Stanford said that no motive is known at this time but that police would gather surveillance video from nearby businesses to help them determine the shooters' identities.

  • The gunmen "may have spotted someone that they wanted to shoot at, exited the vehicle, and just began firing at the group of individuals that were there," Stanford said.
  • "We have some brazen people in this city that don't care. They don't care how many police officers are out here. And some of them don't care in terms of how many people are out here. And so we continue to do what we need to do to get these individuals in custody," Stanford said.
  • The area is typically a busy one and has a "heavy police presence," Stanford said, noting that officers were in the area at the time of the shooting and heard the gunshots.

What do we know about the shooters?

After the shooting, the gunmen "fled back to the vehicle and left this location. in that vehicle," Stanford said.

  • "Multiple shooters" were at the scene, he added, stating that police didn't wish to pinpoint a specific number in case video evidence ended up showing a different number.
  • It appears at least 41 shots were fired, Vanore said Monday.

What do we know about the victims?

All of the victims are adults ranging in age between 23 and 40, the Philadelphia Police Department told Axios Sunday morning.

  • The victims are eight men and one woman.
  • The department said Sunday that four of the victims were in critical condition, but all nine people who were wounded were in stable condition Monday afternoon, according to Vanore.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with new details throughout.

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