PHILADELPHIA – Four people were shot and killed in Philadelphia on Monday night, police said.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told a news conference that two other people were injured. All of the victims were male, she said.
A suspect was in custody.
The Philadelphia violence marks the country’s 29th mass murder in 2023, according to a database maintained by The Associated Press and USA Today in partnership with Northeastern University.
So far this year, the nation has witnessed the highest ever number of mass killings and deaths up to this point in a single year.
According to the database, there have been more than 550 incidents of mass killings since 2006, in which at least 2,900 people have died and at least 2,000 have been injured.
Police spokesman Miguel Torres told CNN that a suspect was in custody and a weapon had been recovered.
Police spokeswoman Jasmine Reilly told the network that six victims were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and two to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The shooting came a day after gunfire erupted at a holiday weekend block party in Baltimore, about 100 miles southwest, killing two people and wounding 28 others.
Those injured in that shooting ranged in age from 13 to 32, with more than half of them minors, according to officials.