The shootings plunge the United States back into the drama that has lived since the massacre at the Robb school in Texas. At least three people have died and 11 others have been injured after a new attack with weapons in the center of Philadelphia, as confirmed by the US police. The events occurred this Saturday night, and several witnesses have pointed to the possibility that there would be several responsible to fire the shots.
The attack took place on South Street, a area full of bars and restaurants, in which there were hundreds of people enjoying Saturday night. The shots caused those who were there to flee away from that point of the city, according to the images that have emerged. So far, those who received bullet wounds were 14 people, which correspond to the three dead and the 11 wounded already counted.
Philadephia police have come to exchange fire with the attackers. But they cannot be sure if one of them was hit and is injured, police sources have insisted, quoted by The New York Times. Additionally, at least two weapons have turned up at the scene of the shooting. One of them had a magazine larger than those used by handguns.
This Philadelphia shooting adds to a list that does not stop growing in the last two weeks in United States. The one that put the debate on the freedom to bear arms back on the table in the country was the one recorded at the Robb school in Texas, where an 18-year-old boy killed 21 people and injured 17 others. 19 of the victims were kids.
Days later, another shooting at a New Orleans university left one dead and two wounded. The last one occurred in Tulsa (Oklahoma), last Thursday. A man in his 40s robbed a hospital carrying a rifle and a pistolkilling four people and leaving several wounded of varying degrees.