Police arrest teenager in connection with mass shooting in Philadelphia that left 3 dead and 11 injured
Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a mass shooting in Philadelphia that left three dead and 11 injured as they continue to search for a second suspect.
Authorities say 18-year-old Quran Garner has been taken into custody and faces two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated assault against law enforcement officers.
Investigators have also issued a wanted warrant for an unnamed suspect who has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes, including aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment of others, conspiracy, uniform violation, gun act, possession of criminal instrument, tampering of evidence, and obstruction of justice.
Officials have not charged anyone with murder in connection with the killings.
Police believe there was an altercation between one of the victims when gunfire broke out. The other two victims were eyewitnesses and were not directly involved in the incident.
The victims were named Gregory Jackson, 34, Alexis Quinn, 25, and Kristopher Minners, 22.
Police said there were at least four weapons involved in the shooting, three 9mm pistols and one 40-barreled pistol.
Officials say that the 11 surviving shooting victims are a 17-year-old boy; two 18-year-old youths; two 20-year-old young men; three men aged 23, 43 and 69 years old; two 17-year-old girls; and a 19-year-old woman. All victims remain in stable to critical condition.
The shooting is the latest in a string of incidents of violence across the country, from Buffalo and Uvalde, to Tulsa.
As of Saturday night, 211 people have died in Philadelphia this year, down from 225 in the city at the same time in 2021.