Philadelphia mass shooting: 9 shots fired, including 3 minors, near 60th Street and Kingsessing Ave. in southwest Philly

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — One person was killed and eight others were injured in a mass shooting on the Fourth of July that took place Thursday night in Southwest Philadelphia, in what authorities called a “pop-up event.”

According to police, nine people, three minors and six adults, were shot at 11:40 p.m. near the intersection of 60th Street and Kingsessing Ave.

Officers conducting a routine patrol said they found one victim on the ground.

Responding officers found additional victims and several other victims arrived at area hospitals.

According to Action News, the youths are between 14 and 16 years old.

The victim has not yet been identified, but police say he is approximately 20 years old. He was shot once in the head and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The condition of the other victims is said to be stable.

Officials say the crime scene spans a two-block area and a barbecue may have been underway at the time.

Police have not provided a description of possible suspects or released any information about a possible motive.

“We don’t have any motive in mind at this time,” said Philadelphia Police Detective Kpana Massaquoi.

Authorities continue to search for the person or persons responsible.

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