Residents of the Queen’s Village neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are still recovering from a mass casualty event that took the lives of three people.
ABC 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania reports that the mass casualty event took place shortly before midnight on Saturday evening. Authorities say gunshots were heard on the 200 block of South Street and chaos erupted.
“It went on for much longer than I thought it should go on. At that point, you question ‘what is that?’ I knew it must’ve been gunshots. It must’ve been 30 shots I heard,” local resident Frank Snyder told ABC 6.
Officers responded to calls for help and reportedly fired in the direction of the suspect and the unknown shooter fled.
At this time, authorities have indicated that the shooter was involved in a “physical altercation” with another person. As the alleged altercation unfolded, one person was killed and two other bystanders were killed. Additionally, 11 people were reportedly injured. Police believe that the shooter was hit after officers arrived, but they were unable to apprehend the suspect.
Thus far, the three victims have been identified as 27-year-old Alexis Quinn, 34-year-old avid skater Greg “Japan” Jackson and 22-year-old educator Kris Miners. The 11 people injured range from 17 years old to 69 years old. Some have been released from the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery while others remain in critical condition.
“Our hearts are heavy today with the passing of Kris Minners, a second-grade boys’ resident advisor at Girard College and member of our union, yet another victim of senseless gun violence,” ATF Pennsylvania stated.
“Our thoughts are with Mr. Minners’ family who woke up this morning missing someone at their breakfast table, his colleagues who will be without a friend, and with his students who will be without a mentor and a role model.”