Teen in Custody, Police Search for 2nd Suspect in South Street Mass Shooting

6/6/2022 11:57:00 PM

A young man is in custody and police are searching for a second suspect in connection to the mass shooting that killed three people and wounded 11 others on South Street in Philadelphia over the weekend.

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UPDATE: Police say Gregory Jackson and two other men attacked and shot a man on South Street who fired back, killing Jackson. Quran Garner, 18, then fired at the group, aimed at police and was shot in the hand by an officer, officials say:

A young man is in custody and police are searching for a second suspect in connection to the mass shooting that killed three people and wounded 11 others on South Street in Philadelphia over the weekend.

The ordeal began around 11:30 p.m. Saturday along the 400 block of South Street.Gregory Jackson, 34, and two other men, walked by another man, identified by officials as Micah Townes and words were exchanged. Investigators said Jackson swung at Townes, hitting him in the face,

in a confrontation that was caught on cell phone video.Jackson and the other two men continued to attack Townes, throwing him against the window of a building. Jackson, who had a permit to carry, then pulled out a gun and fired at Townes, investigators said. Townes, who also has a permit to carry, pulled out his own weapon and fired back, shooting Jackson. 

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City of love. Lol Did anyone check if they paid their NRA dues? If two of these pieces of excrement actually had legal permits to carry, what the hell is the criteria to get a permit to carry Can you have a felony arrest yet still be granted a permit? With over 21K legal permits in Philly, are there any periodic review of them?

This is why carry permits should be very difficult to acquire and should require weeks of training and testing before being issue, and yearly refresher training. They are far too easy to acquire and lead to shootouts like this.

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Mass Shooting On Philadelphia's South Street Leaves 3 Dead, 12 Others Injured: Police'Another horrendous, brazen and despicable act of gun violence .' Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney issues statement following South Street mass shooting that left 3 people dead and 12 others injured⤵️ Come on man. It’s day two of PokemonGOFest2022 I need to catch some dratini. Can’t even go outside and play a game on my phone without worrying about being shot up! This South Street? Guess it’s changed a lot. I hoping no one is holding out hope of any actions from PhillyMayor PhillyPolice PHLCouncil philadao or PhilaCourts. After all, how has those “actions” been going so far? The media again will allow city officials off the hook with yet another meaningless “statement”

Philadelphia Police Provide Update On South Street Mass ShootingPolice Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and other officials spoke at a press conference on Sunday to give an update on the mass shooting in Philadelphia that killed three people and wounded 11 others. Irrelevant ineffective leadership of Outlaw has ruined an entire city. She never has answers or implants anything that works. Disgrace to the uniform and human race. The shooters were black. End of

13 people shot, 2 dead, after gunfire erupts on South Street in Philadelphia South Street shooting: The victims were rushed to three different hospitals in the city. Two of the 13 victims were dead on arrival. Latest: Krasnerland…. So sad 😞

14 People Shot, 3 Dead, in Mass Shooting on Philadelphia's South StreetBREAKING: Philadelphia police say at least thirteen people were shot, three of them killed, when a gunman opened fire on South Street late Saturday night: cnn MSNBC FoxNews SenTedCruz MaddowBlog CBSNews RepAdamSchiff IntelGirl111 lol JoshMankiewicz Arm yourself. Shoot back. Stop waiting on the government to protect you.

3 dead, 11 injured after shooting on South Street in PhiladelphiaBREAKING UPDATE: 3 dead, 11 injured after shooting on South Street in Philadelphia We gonna address the elephant in the room yet? PhillyMayor needs information on situation they call Joe Sullivan the man that should be Police commissioner. I hoping no one is holding out hope of any actions from PhillyMayor PhillyPolice PHLCouncil philadao or PhilaCourts. After all, how has those “actions” been going so far?

and pick your alerts.Keep reading by creating a free.PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A mass shooting on Philadelphia’s South Street leaves three people dead and 12 others injured.2 hours ago.

The ordeal began around 11:30 p.m. Saturday along the 400 block of South Street. READ MORE: Mayor Jim Kenney, South Street Neighbors React To Mass Shooting: 'Horrendous, Brazen, And Despicable Act Of Gun Violence' They say one of the officers witnessed the shooting firsthand and quickly fired at one of the shooters, causing them to drop their weapon. Gregory Jackson, 34, and two other men, walked by another man, identified by officials as Micah Townes and words were exchanged.  Investigators said Jackson swung at Townes, hitting him in the face, in a confrontation that was caught on cell phone video.

Jackson and the other two men continued to attack Townes, throwing him against the window of a building. D F Pace said.  Jackson, who had a permit to carry, then pulled out a gun and fired at Townes, investigators said. Townes, who also has a permit to carry, pulled out his own weapon and fired back, shooting Jackson.  Investigators said one of the men picked up Jackson’s gun and handed it to a man in a blue hooded sweatshirt. Please avoid the area. That man in the blue hoodie then left the scene.

Police are currently searching for that man and said he will be charged in connection to the shooting.  The other man who was with Jackson put pressure on his wound and gave his information to responding police officers. Three of the victims, two men and a woman, were pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.  At the same time, police said Quran Garner, who was walking nearby on South Street, pulled out his own weapon and fired at Townes, Jackson and the third man. Garner then allegedly turned and aimed at police. An officer then fired back and shot Garner in the hand. Once again, we see lives lost and people injured in yet another horrendous, brazen and despicable act of gun violence.

Garner then ran down American Street, shouting, “He shot my hand off! He shot my hand off,” investigators said.  Garner then approached police on 4th and Bainbridge streets where another shooting occurred an hour earlier and told them he had been shot. Garner was then taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. I know this shooting has shaken our community.  Jackson died from his injuries while Townes was taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he is in serious condition.  Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the initial fight between Jackson and Townes.

They revealed during an afternoon press conference that both Townes and the unnamed suspect they are searching for are both boxers though they’re unsure if that had anything to do with the fight. I know this shooting has shaken our community.  They continue to investigate and search through surveillance video. Besides Jackson, two other people, who police say were innocent bystanders, were killed during the shootings on South Street, including Kris Minners, a 22-year-old advisor for 2nd and 6th grade boys at Girard College, one of Philadelphia's oldest educational institutions. Girard College Kristopher Minners Minners had been celebrating his birthday with family and friends on South Street prior to the shooting, according to Girard College's Interim President James Turner. — Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney (@PhillyMayor) June 5, 2022 The mayor also says his “heart is with the family, friends and loved ones of those lost or injured, and with everyone impacted by this terrible tragedy. Alexis Quinn, 27, was the third person killed in the shooting.

Eleven people were also wounded by the dozens of rounds of bullets sprayed into a massive crowd of people gathered near 2nd and 3rd streets in the area popular for its bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The 11 shooting victims who survived were a 17-year-old boy; two 18-year-old men; two 20-year-old men; three men aged 23, 43 and 69; two 17-year-old girls; and a 19-year-old woman. MASS SHOOTING: a long stretch of South Street is still closed this morning after 14 people were shot and 3 killed around midnight last night. Their medical conditions ranged from stable to critical, Outlaw said. On Monday, crime scene investigators and members of the District Attorney's office remained along South Street, which had been shut down from 6th Street to Front Street since the incident shortly before midnight Saturday. Three people were killed while 11 others were injured in a mass shooting on South Street in Philadelphia.

NBC10's Karen Hua and Brian Sheehan have the latest on the investigation and speak to witnesses as well as residents about the continued violence. Several businesses on South Street captured the shootings on surveillance video, and police were attempting to gather the images to aid their investigation. Anyone with additional information should call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334. Mass Shootings in America .