Fourth of July Celebrations Turn Deadly in Philadelphia: 'Very Alarming'

Fourth of July Celebrations Turn Deadly in Philadelphia: ‘Very Alarming’


One person was killed, and eight other people were wounded during an Independence Day drive-by shooting in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Police said that the shooting occurred as they were actively making attempts to prevent violence and that gunshot victims showed up at area hospitals throughout Thursday evening, according to CBS News.

Some of those who were struck by gunfire were minors.

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The Philadelphia Police Department said a group of people were standing at an intersection on Thursday evening on the city’s southwest side when a dark SUV approached them.

The vehicle was occupied by at least two people, and one of them opened fire at around 11:30 p.m.

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