Three people have died and 11 others have been injured on Saturday night during a shooting on a busy street in Philadelphia, in the northeastern United States, police said.

“As far as we know, 14 people were shot and hospitalized,” said Inspector D.F. Pace the journalists. “Three of these individuals, two men and one woman, were pronounced dead after arriving at hospitals with multiple gunshot wounds.”

Police “observed several people shooting through the crowd.” “There were hundreds of people enjoying themselves on South Street, as they do every weekend, when the shooting started,” Pace said.

The person in charge adds that the security forces shot at one of the aggressors, but it is not clear if he was hit. According to local media, no arrests have yet been made.

Pace has said that two weapons have been found at the scene, and that police will have to wait until morning to review surveillance camera footage from stores in the area that were closed Saturday night. The investigation is progressing “smoothly”, with “many unanswered questions”, she added.

Since the massacre at a school in Uvalde, Texas on May 24 in which 21 people died, there have been more than twenty shootings with multiple victims in the United States, according to the Gunviolence Archive association.

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