Gunman Kills Four in Philadelphia, Police Say

A heavily armed gunman wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire in southwest Philadelphia on Monday evening, killing four people and injuring four others, the police told local media.

At least two of the people shot were juveniles, but their conditions were not immediately known, the police said, adding that all of the victims were taken to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

A man wearing a ballistic vest was taken into custody by the police just before 8:40 p.m., the authorities said.

According to the police, an officer heard gunfire in the neighborhood of Kingsessing just before 8:30 p.m., and found at least one victim in the area of South 56th Street and Chester Avenue.

The police also received “multiple reports of a male armed with a rifle” who was shooting in that area, according to The Inquirer.

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