Gunfight erupt at gathering of Covid scofflaws in Philadelphia, 1 dead, 5 wounded

One person killed, five others wounded and scores of people sent fleeing as gunfight erupted at an illegal large gathering in Philadelphia, authorities said.

The incident occurred at around 3:45 am on Saturday inside and outside a rental hall adjacent to Hot Pot Cuisine in north Philadelphia’s Nicetown neighborhood, police officials said.

The police disclosed that a 29-year-old man was shot 14 times and was pronounced dead minutes later at Temple University Hospital.

Three men aged 33, 38, and 41 and 30-year-old women were also shot; all were stable at hospitals, police said.

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Danielle Outlaw, the Police Commissioner told reporters that at least 150 people fled for their lives. She said that such large gatherings are illegal under Covid-19.

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