Philadelphia police say they believe a fight may have sparked the deadly shooting on a popular Philadelphia street. The shooting left three people dead, including an individual who is believed to have been involved in that fight.

Iran PressAmerica: Every year thousands of people lose their lives or get wounded by gunshot attacks. Based on official statistics there are around 270 to 300 million guns in the US, which is almost one gun for every American. 

In 2020 alone, 19,384 people were killed in gun homicides, showing a 35 percent increase from the previous year and the largest one-year increase in gun homicides on record.

Philadelphia Police say multiple officers were patrolling the area when they responded to the sound of gunfire near a large crowd just before midnight near the 200 block of South Street.

A total of 14 people were reportedly struck by gunfire and transported to local hospitals. Three people were later pronounced dead at the hospital. 219