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Suspected speakeasy shooting in Philadelphia leaves 2 dead, 4 injured: police

An overnight shooting left two men dead and four other people suffering from gunshot wounds after a shooter opened fire in a suspected speakeasy in Philadelphia on Sunday, according to the Philadelphia Police Department. 

Just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a report of a person with a gun inside a home that was allegedly operating as a speakeasy.

Upon arrival at the home, officers located a 53-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound to his face and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police reported that they also found a 41-year-old man suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and a 42-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the left hand.

Both were transported to a local hospital. 

However, the 41-year-old succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival, police said. 

Three other victims; a 23-year-old woman, a 28-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, were also transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds and all remain in stable condition, according to police.

Police added that it appeared as though the shooter was in the street and fired into the residence through the front door and window.

Philadelphia Police at the scene of a shooting that left two people dead and four injured on Jan. 14, 2024. Fox 29 Philadelphia
No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting. Fox 29 Philadelphia
The shooting took place at a suspected speakeasy. Fox 29 Philadelphia

Police said the investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.

The identities of the victims have also not been released at this time.  

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Written by SaleemBaloch

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