On Monday night, a heavily-armed shooter wearing a bulletproof vest reportedly opened fire at random on the streets of Philadelphia, killing five people and injuring two boys before turning himself in, according to authorities.
The shootings happened over a number of city blocks in the Kingsessing area in the southwest.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw stated at a press conference that the offender was apprehended in an alley after surrendering while being pursued by responding police as he continued to shoot.
The shooter and the victims had no known connections as of yet.
At around 8:30 p.m., officers were hailed down after receiving numerous reports of gunfire coming from Kingsessing.
While responding to several gunshot victims that the police had discovered, they heard further shooting.
The alleged shooter, a 40-year-old guy, was located.
Although a second individual was detained and may have fired back at the suspect, authorities were unsure of their relationship to the first.
While the fourth victim, who has not yet been named, was thought to be between the ages of 16 and 21, the other three victims ranged in age from 20 to 59.
31-year-old victim was discovered inside his house. They were all men.
Two and thirteen-year-old boys, both casualties, are in the hospital. They were in good health.