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    7 shot during basketball game in West Philadelphia; 2 suspects sought

    https://6abc.com/police-7-shot-durin...hilly/5393922/

    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Seven people were injured after police say two gunmen opened fire into a large crowd as basketball game was underway on Saturday night in Philadelphia.

    It happened around 9 p.m. at 54th and Lansdowne Avenue.

    Police say six men and one woman were injured in the shooting. All the victims range in ages from 18- 28 years old. They are all listed in stable condition.

    Most of the victims suffered injuries to the arms and legs. Police say one victim was shot four to five times.

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    Victims are between 18-28
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    "We know that there was a basketball game inside this park along with several hundred other people having a party and two males start firing," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.

    Police are looking for the two gunmen at this time.

    Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Seven people are injured after police say they were shot during a neighborhood basketball game in West Philadelphia. The incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. at 54th Street and Lansdowne Avenue in the city’s Overbrook neighborhood on Saturday night.

    Police say six men and one woman between 18 and 32 years old and were rushed to area hospitals in stable condition, most with wound to their arms and legs.

    One victim was shot multiple times, according to police. For a time it was believed the shooting victim count had been at eight.


    According to police, two men fired into a large crowd where between 200 and 300 people gathered for a basketball game and a party in the area.


    The two suspects were not firing at each other, police say. Their motivation remains unknown.

    “Apparently there were so many people and it was so noisy that when police responded the people on the basketball court were still playing basketball,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. “They didn’t even known gunshots had been erupted.

    “It’s on a playground with 2, 300 people, it’s amazing we didn’t have any fatalities or even more people shot. It appears at least 20 rounds were fired. It’s just a sad indication where we are in society where people resort to this sort of behavior for God knows what. It just makes no sense whatsoever.”

    Police say they only have information two male suspects anywhere between 18 and 25 years old.

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