Fifteen people, including a pregnant woman and several teens, were injured in a shooting nearby the Philadelphia Zoo Saturday night, Your Content can report. What’s more, a total of ten incidents overnight left 15 people hospitalized from gunshot wounds.
Three women, ages 59, 24 and 18, were taken to a hospital and are in stable condition, according to police, who confirmed the unborn baby is healthy.
Police swarmed the area of N 38th Street just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday for reports of a shooting at a barbecue.
Three teenaged boys, two 18-year-olds and one 17-year-old, were also shot.
They too remain in stable condition.
At least 15 people have been shot just since 9:30 p.m. Saturday, with a pregnant woman, several teens and a child among the victims, 6ABC reports.
“Just this past weekend, the City launched the Group Violence Intervention strategy to target the small group of people who are driving the gun violence plaguing the city, and to send a clear message that the shootings must stop,” Dave Kinchen, spokesman for Philadelphia’s Office of Violence Prevention said in a statement Friday.
“We are devastated by the senseless act of gun violence that occurred tonight at 38th and Poplar” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a statement Saturday. “These acts of lawlessness have no place in our communities; and I remain steadfast in that we will hold accountable those individuals who seek to cause harm in our city.
“No arrests have been made, and no weapons have been recovered, according to the police.