On Monday night, a heavily armed man wearing a bulletproof vest appeared to open fire at random on the streets of Philadelphia, killing five people and injuring two boys before turning himself in, according to police.
“Thank God our officers arrived quickly and responded to the situation. Outlaw said, “I can’t even begin to describe the level of bravery and courage that was shown, let alone the restraint that was shown here.
She said there was no evidence linking the victims to the shooter at the time. He was armed with a handgun, an “AR-type rifle,” several magazines, a bulletproof vest, and a police scanner.
Officers were fledged down at about 8:30 p.m., and multiple calls of shots fired came in from Kingsessing. Police found some gunshot victims, and as they were attending to them, they heard more gunfire outlaw said. Police later told Fox 29 that a fifth victim was found. He was chased into his home and shot to death. Bullet casings were found outside the home.
Numerous shell casings, according to the chief, were discovered over an eight-block area. “You can see there are several scenes out here,” said Outlaw. We’re canvassing the area to gather as much information as we can, to identify witnesses, to locate cameras, and to do everything we can to determine why, said Outlaw.