Eight people were shot in the Philadelphia mass shooting, according to police

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Police reported that eight people had been shot in a mass shooting on Monday in the Kingsessing neighborhood of southwest Philadelphia.

According to CNN, a suspect has been detained and a weapon has been found. According to reports, two kids were taken to the hospital.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the suspect was carrying a handgun and a rifle and was wearing a ballistic vest.

Police discovered victims in a number of places, according to the newspaper.

According to local news sources, the shooting happened just before 21:30 local time (01:30 BST).

When contacted by BBC News, a Philadelphia Police Department spokesman declined to confirm any additional information regarding any casualties or the suspect.

Just one day prior to the attack in Philadelphia on the eve of Independence Day, a shooting attack in Baltimore, Maryland, claimed the lives of two people and left 28 others injured, including about half of them children.

Multiple suspects who are allegedly responsible for opening fire during an annual community gathering are still being sought by authorities there.

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