April 12 – Gun violence in Philadelphia continued on the past weekend (10-11), with up to 11 people being shot in 24 hours.
According to ABC on the 11th, three people were killed in multiple shootings over the weekend, including a 10-year-old boy. According to U.S. media, there have been many shootings in Philadelphia in recent months.
Kareem Singletary, a resident of Hunting Park, told the local media that the shooting has become very serious. “Now that shootings happen every day, we are used to it.” On the same day of the 5th, there were multiple shootings in Philadelphia, killing 4 people and injuring 10.
U.S. federal officials announced on the 8th that they would cooperate with the Philadelphia Police Department to fight against gun violence crimes.
Acting prosecutor Jennifer Williams said in a statement that 499 people died from gun violence in Philadelphia in 2020, an increase of 40% over 2019. Williams has described the city’s shooting death toll surpass 600 in 2021, describing it as a “horrible milestone.”