Six spectators were shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire at half-time of an adult basketball league game in Philadelphia on Monday, and one person was in critical condition, police said.
Detectives said the five men and one woman wounded in the shooting in southwest Philadelphia were rushed to the nearby Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. They said most of the victims had minor wounds to the legs, although one was in critical but stable condition.
that a man opened fire at the game at the outdoor basketball court at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, and appeared to be aiming for someone who arrived at a fenced area at 51st Street.
Two police officers were watching the game when the shooting occurred and chased the unidentified suspect on foot but did not make an arrest, Philly.com reported. The man fled the scene.
Police said they recovered from the scene a gun that they said had been fired recently and 11 shell casings.
Philly.com also reported that there was a pool of blood near trolley tracks outside the recreation center on Chester Avenue, as well as a sandal and a T-shirt.
"We don't know why it happened, we don't have a motive" Detective Orlando Ortiz, who was investigating the shooting, said earlier.
Local media reported that hundreds of people had been at the game, a playoff, when the shooting happened.
Police were still interviewing witnesses late on Monday night.