PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say six people were hospitalized after a shooting in West Philadelphia. It happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the 1100 block of North 38th Street, near the intersection of North 38th and Poplar Streets in West Philadelphia.
Sources told CBS3 that a pregnant woman is among the victims. The unborn baby is OK, sources told CBS3’s Joe Holden.
Police say officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area to find two gunshot victims inside a park at North 38th and Poplar Streets. The two victims were rushed to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Another officer located another victim and rushed the woman to the hospital.
BREAKING: Philadelphia Police confirm six people, a pregnant woman among them, have been shot near the West Philadelphia intersection of 38th and Poplar. Victims have been stabilized, no word on ages, or if shooter has been located. @CBSPhilly
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) August 9, 2020
According to police, three other victims from the shooting arrived at the hospitals.
All six victims were placed in stable condition, police say.
Police say the victims include a 59-year-old woman, an 18-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman, two 18-year-old men and a 17-year-old boy.
“We are devastated by the senseless act of gun violence that occurred tonight at 38th and Poplar,” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said. “These acts of lawlessness have no place in our communities; and I remain steadfast in that we will hold accountable those individuals who seek to cause harm in our city. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these six victims, their families, and everyone impacted by this terrible event.”
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