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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a quadruple shooting near a basketball court in Spring Garden left two men dead Wednesday night. It happened shortly after 8 p.m. near the Roberto Clemente Playground at 18th and Wallace Streets.

Police say an 18-year-old and a 21-year old were killed and at least 55 shell casings were found at the scene.

Police say the victims were targeted by three gunmen who opened fire while more than 15 people were in the park.

Breaking: second man died at quadruple shooting at Roberto Clemente Park per PD. 21yo shot and killed. 18 yo shot and killed. Targeted by 3 gunmen while park had more than 15 ppl on it

— Greg Argos (@GregArgosCBS3) September 17, 2020

 

One man who lives nearby heard the shots and thought it was fireworks.

“I was sitting on my couch watching TV and I thought I heard fireworks go off and that’s not really uncommon in this area so I kind of didn’t even think twice about it. But then a few minutes later, I saw cop cars and an ambulance drive by so I walked outside and a guy was walking past me and he was like, ‘yeah, four people just got shot,'” Pete Leonard said.

CBS3’s Greg Argos contributed to this report.

For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.

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