PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Five people were shot near the Temple University campus in North Philadelphia on Wednesday night. It happened in the 1500 block of Bouvier Street.
Three of the victims are in critical condition, according to police.
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Police say a 28-year-old man was shot 14 times throughout his body and is in extremely critical condition.
A 20-year-old woman received seven bullet wounds throughout her body and is in extremely critical condition.
A 59-year-old man was shot in the chest and is in critical condition.
A 19-year-old woman and a 21-year-old woman are in stable condition.
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A resident we spoke to off-camera says his relative is one of the five people shot. He says they were all innocent bystanders, just outside having separate conversations when it happened.
It is not known how many shots were fired, but “there are shell casings everywhere,” police say.
“We need to start resolving our conflicts in a better way. To put an end to these weapons things, you see what happens here, devastating results. You have five people in the hospital from all age groups, from 20 to 59 years old. We just have to keep working harder. This is not a police department problem, this is everyone’s problem. It will take the whole town to get this back under control because the whole world knows who these kids are and we shouldn’t live in fear. A small number of children in these communities are creating problems like this. We need to do the right thing, provide the information, and these people need to be put away,” Philadelphia Police Capt. John Walker said.
Two people were arrested. There is no word on a reason.
CBS3’s Jasmine Payoute contributed to this report.
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