5 killed as gunman fires randomly on Philadelphia streets

PHILADELPHIA — A closely armed gunman in a bulletproof vest opened fireplace on the streets of Philadelphia on Monday evening, seemingly at random, killing 5 individuals and wounding two boys earlier than surrendering, police stated.

The shootings occurred over a number of metropolis blocks within the southwestern neighborhood of Kingsessing. Responding officers chased the suspect as he continued to fireside, and he was arrested in an alley after giving himself up, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw stated at a information convention.

“Thank God our officers had been on the scene and responded as shortly as they did. I can’t even describe the extent of bravery and braveness that was proven, along with the restraint that was proven right here,” Outlaw stated.