It happened around 6:38 p.m. in the area of Oxford and Bouvier streets, just blocks away from Temple University.
#BREAKING One dead one in critical. Police say almost 70 shots were fired in the area of Oxford & Bouvier, blocks away from Temple’s campus.
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Police say a 23-year-old man died from his injuries. The second victim, a 26-year-old man, was listed as critical at an area hospital.
“We’re very fortunate given the amount of rounds fired that more people were not struck by gunfire,” said Philadelphia Inspector DF Pace.
Police say the victims were shot by several gunmen.
“Four recovered handguns. That is unusual we were able to recover four handguns from this incident. At least two of them have extended magazines, high capacity magazines,” Pace added.
One suspect was taken into custody but police say additional suspects are being sought. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
Less than two weeks ago, five people were injured after roughly 20 shots were fired just down the block. People in the city are scared and frustrated.
“It’s honestly out of hand. It feels like the wild west out here,” said one resident.
The crime is also affecting Temple University students.
“It’s scary. It’s honestly scary. We’re just trying to go to school and get an education and this is the stuff that we have to worry about all year long,” said student Bay Wilson.
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