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Fairmount Park shooting claims teen's life, injures others – NBC10 Philadelphia

While officers were trying to break up a large party in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, a shooting occurred that left a young girl dead and others injured, police said.

According to police, the incident occurred Friday evening shortly before 11 p.m. in the area of ​​33rd and Ridge.

According to police, a total of five youths were shot; one of them was a young girl who died from her injuries. They were part of a large crowd of at least 100 teenagers and young adults who had gathered in the park.

According to police, officers were on the scene attempting to disperse the crowd and enforce the curfew when they heard gunshots.

Several people were taken to hospital by the police, others were taken to nearby hospitals without prior appointment, police said.

“We don't know what sparked this shooting. What the motive was. Whether any of these five victims were targeted. We simply don't have that information yet. It's too early in the investigation,” said Inspector DF Pace of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Police told NBC10 that it was a large crime scene. They found about a dozen shell casings and expect to find more as the search continues.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.