Mass shooting during homicide victim’s vigil leaves five injured

Five individuals, including a teenage boy, two women, and two men, were wounded in a drive-by shooting that occurred during a vigil for a Philadelphia homicide victim, according to the police. The incident took place on Tuesday evening on the 400 block of East Wyoming Avenue. The gathering was held in memory of Orlando Negron, a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot on July 5th in Olney.

During the vigil, a white Jeep Grand Cherokee turned left from D. Street onto Wyoming Avenue. As the vehicle made the turn, multiple gunshots were fired from inside the car, causing chaos and panic among the attendees. Law enforcement officials reported that a 68-year-old man was shot twice in the face, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg, a 24-year-old woman was shot in the ankle, a 23-year-old man was shot in the thigh, and a 23-year-old woman was shot in the shin.

All the victims were immediately transported to the hospital and are currently in stable condition, according to the police. The white Jeep Cherokee, believed to be involved in the shooting, was later discovered unoccupied along the 5000 block of North 5th Street. Investigators found three handguns inside the vehicle, including a ghost gun. Authorities are now actively searching for three gunmen in connection with the incident.

The drive-by shooting during the vigil has sparked outrage and concerns within the community. Residents are expressing their frustration and fear over the escalating gun violence in Philadelphia.

Law enforcement officials are urging anyone with information about the shooting or the whereabouts of the gunmen to come forward and assist in the investigation. The police are determined to bring those responsible for the drive-by shooting to justice and prevent further acts of violence in the community.