On a balmy Thursday evening in Philadelphia, an unidentified attacker opened fire in Germantown. According to a local report, the Philadelphia shooting occurred at 5.40 PM and left one dead and several others injured in the process.

Kelly Rule, a general assignment reporter on FOX 29 News took to Twitter to provide a pertinent account of the Philadelphia shooting. As told by the Philly Police, a car drove past a barbershop close to Manheim Street and shot at the horde of people congregated outside.

The police confirmed the death of a 28-year-old individual who had taken a bullet to his head. He was rushed to the Albert Einstein Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his wounds soon after. Other victims of the Philadelphia shooting include a 41-year-old man who was shot in the shoulder.

However, he was taken to a hospital and is now recovering from his injuries.  Another victim included a woman of 28 years and a man of 29 years of age respectively. But the two had only received minor injuries and are now known to be in a stable condition.

Philadelphia shooting

The Philadelphia shooting of yesterday comes amid an appalling rise in the crime rate of America. Additionally, the data elicited from the Philadelphia Police Department marks this incident as a contributor to the 25% increase in shootings and homicides in the state itself.

Despite the rapid increase in crime, Mayor Jim Keney remains unperturbed, to say the least. Time and time again, he has vetoed the idea of allowing the National Guard into Philadelphia, claiming it won’t be an “effective tool to bring in uniformed, camouflaged, gun-rifle carrying people in helmets to address this problem.”

For Mayor Keney, the concept of a National Guard does not seem viable as it not only seems disrespectful but is also a violation of principle as they are not professionally trained to do urban policing.