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Police patrolling the downtown Philadelphia area reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing several people firing into a large crowd.
On Saturday night, a shooting took place on a busy downtown street in the city of Philadelphia, the largest in the northeastern U.S. state of Pennsylvania, left three people dead and 11 wounded, local police confirmed on Sunday.
"You can imagine there were hundreds of people enjoying South Street, as they do every weekend, when this shooting broke out," the inspector told reporters.
Two pistols were recovered at the scene, including one with an extended magazine, plus "numerous" shell casings were found.
Several witnesses described the "chaos" in the area as people fled the scene.
"Once it started, I didn't think it was going to stop," Joe Smith, 23, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Smith said he was standing outside the Theatre of the Living Arts on South Street when the shots rang out.
Pace detailed that South Street is patrolled by numerous police officers as part of a standard deployment in the entertainment district on Friday and Saturday nights, particularly during the summer, WTXF reported.