A Brewerytown party, hosted in a property rented via Airbnb, ended in violence when two teenagers were shot, prompting a police investigation in Philadelphia.
Late on Monday, just before midnight, police rushed to the scene on N. 29th Street where they encountered an agitated crowd of about 30 to 40 people. Many in the group were juveniles, according to Philadelphia Police Department’s Capitan Nicolas DeBlasis.
While authorities were trying to manage the crowd, they learned of a 13-year-old girl who had been shot close to the site of the party. She was found suffering from a gunshot wound to her buttocks. Police swiftly transported her to a nearby hospital where she is now recovering, listed in stable condition.
A spent shell casing was discovered at the scene, indicating that the party venue was the likely site of the shooting.
Simultaneously, an 18-year-old man arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds in both legs. He, too, is in stable condition. Authorities suspect he was injured during the same incident that resulted in the girl being shot.
Earlier the same evening, around 10 p.m., another shooting incident unfolded at a different Airbnb property in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.
This incident, unrelated to the Brewerytown party, saw another 18-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to a hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition.
As of now, both of these unsettling incidents are being thoroughly investigated by the police. No arrests have been made so far in connection to these shootings.