8 Wounded in Philadelphia Shooting: Police Say Violent Criminals ‘Becoming More and More Emboldened’

A makeshift temporary barrier created by activists is placed in the street near the 18th Precinct Police Department during a citywide curfew n October 28, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With calls to defund the police, homicides increased by 30 percent in January 2021 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images

Multiple people were wounded mid-afternoon Wednesday after at least one person opened fire by the Olney Transportation Center on Broad Street in Philadelphia.

The eight wounded included “two females and six men ranging in age from 17 to 71.”

ABC News reports that originally only one person was taken into custody yet “two weapons were recovered.”

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw addressed the shooting, saying, “There could be multiple shooters, but we still don’t know. There were multiple casings found, 18 casings, and we’re still trying to determine if they all came from the same firearm.”

Outlaw said, “We were able to get someone in custody as quickly as we did because we had officers out working on another assignment. It’s not for our lack of presence out here, but I think it’s very telling that folks willing to engage in these shootings are becoming more and more emboldened whether we’re here or not.”

Several hours later, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that while police do not know who fired the shots or why, two people were taken into custody.

Last month, homicides in Philadelphia surged nearly 30 percent.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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