PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Six people have were shot when police say a drive-by gunman opened fire moments before the victims were set to shoot a rap video in Southwest Philadelphia. Officers were called to the 2600 block of Carroll Street around 8 p.m. Sunday.
An eyewitness says his grandmother and aunt were watching television when they heard the pops of gunfire and began running and screaming.
‘Its guns its guns,’ said Chris Griffin said. “All I heard was my aunt scream, I walked to the door there was two bodies on the middle step, and one body on the top step. They weren’t moving.”
Crime tape blocked off the scene that was left covered in shell casings.
Police say several people were about to make a rap music video when a gunman drove by and opened fire before speeding away.
“It sounded like an automatic weapon, hard thick shots. It wasn’t a regular pistol,” Griffin said.
Investigators say in all six men were shot, they are between 21 and 24 years old.
Of those men shot, one has died, three others are fighting for their lives and two are in stable condition.
“I’ve never seen nothing like that happen in my life. I still feel shaken up,” said Griffin.
Detectives have not released a motive and authorities also are not sure if there is more than one suspect.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross hopes eyewitnesses come forward with information.
“We’ll be canvassing the area to see if we can find any additional witnesses,” he said.
Sunday’s deadly scene is just a about a block and a half from Finnegan and Paschall playground, that is where six people were shot during a graduation party in June.
CBS3’s Matt Petrillo contributed to this report.