Four people shot during Ramadan celebration

WEST PHILADELPHIA, PA – A community gathering in West Philadelphia descended into chaos when unexpected gunfire led to several injuries on Wednesday afternoon. According to reports about the incident, authorities have apprehended four individuals in connection with the incident, and numerous firearms have been seized.

The shooting unfolded near Clara Muhammad Square at around 2 p.m., instigating a substantial law enforcement response. Two groups on the scene reportedly exchanged gunfire, and at least one police officer retaliated by firing at an armed individual.

In the wake of the chaos, law enforcement swiftly transported two individuals suffering gunshot wounds to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, one of whom is potentially linked to the shooting. Additional gunshot victims later emerged at the hospital.

At the time of the shooting, a nearby venue was hosting an Eid al-Fitr celebration, marking the end of Ramadan. In the wake of the sudden gunfire, attendees including children and the elderly scrambled for safety.

Najah Bey, a participant in the festivities, shared about her frantic search for her family members amidst the panic. Bey also revealed that a member of her own family was shot in the stomach in the ensuing chaos. Condemning the violence at what was meant to be a peaceful celebration, Bey lamented, “You can’t even have a celebration without having to worry about somebody getting shot.”

In response to the shooting, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has been deployed to the scene to augment the ongoing investigation.