6 Shot During Basketball Game In Southwest Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Six people have been rushed to an area hospital after a shooting at a basketball game in Southwest Philadelphia Monday evening, according to police.

It happened a little before 9 p.m. at the Kingsessing Recreational Center near 51st Street and Chester Avenue.

Police said the gunman opened fire during halftime where nearly 500 people were watching the game.

According to authorities, four of the victims, including three males and a female, are listed in stable condition after receiving gunshot wounds to their legs. Police said the sixth victim, a male, is in critical condition after receiving a gunshot wound to the stomach area.

All are recovering at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

No arrests have been made at this time and there is no word on a possible motive.

Philadelphia Police continue to investigate this shooting.

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  1. I have a heart. says:

    Why do people need to immediately write something incredibly negative? It seems as though this was a case of cowards shooting and getting out of there… I hope the victims are okay and my thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.

  2. Francis Graff says:

    And I am happy to report, not one city or state elected official was so much as scratched. They were all safe in Wildwood planning their next move. Don’t forget African Americans, they expect your vote in November. By the way, there are basketball courts right in Anglesea, why not go down and start a game. Challenge them, see if your invited.

  3. willie says:

    What are these nice A.A boys doing? Can’t a brother carry a gun without getting shot?

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