Five people were fatally shot, and 27 others were wounded this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a rash of violence that Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey described as a “blatant disregard for human life.”
There were a total of 9 incidents of gunfire, including one incident where a gunman targeted random patrons inside a bar.
“They were all patrons inside, laughing , joking , dancing just having a really good time and this is tragic that this individual just fires randomly into the bar,” Ramsey said.
Ramsey is now worried that this weekend’s violence will spark retaliation.
“You have to take a look at what’s going on in many of our communities. Its a very serious problem we have to address.”