August 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Updated: August 16, 2019 8:22 am

At least 5 people shot in Philadelphia: reports

Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia, Monday, June 17, 2019.

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At least five people have reportedly been shot in Philadelphia, just a day after six police officers were wounded in a lengthy standoff with a gunman.

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ABC and NBC  are reporting that the shooting took place around 4:30 p.m.

The shooting took place in the city’s Ogontz area, CBS Philadelphia reported.

READ MORE: Maurice Hill identified as suspect in Philadelphia shooting that injured 6 officers

The victims are four men and a 16-year-old boy. One man was shot in the head and is in critical condition, while the other four victims are stable.

No arrests have been made, the outlets reported.

Police commissioner Richard Ross said he believes the shooting is gang-related and the victims, who may have been sitting together when the attack began, were targeted.

The shooting took place less than five kilometres from Wednesday’s shooting, in which a gunman barricaded himself in a home while allegedly firing on police.

Police said the suspect fired more than 100 rounds and two officers were trapped in the home for five hours. The gunman was eventually arrested.

The gunfight resulted in six officers shot. They have since been released from hospital.

The suspect in Wednesday’s shooting was identified by authorities as Maurice Hill, 36.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as information becomes available.

— With files from the Associated Press

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