Multiple shootings at Ramadan event in West Philadelphia, police say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say several people were shot and killed at the end of a Ramadan event at 47th Street and Girard Avenue in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.

Police said several people are in custody.

One person was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department. Fire officials said the man first went home and was later taken to the COP.

There is no information on the extent of injuries or the exact number of victims.

A spokeswoman said the FBI is on its way to the scene to assist the Philadelphia Police Department and other local partners in the investigation.

Sen. Bob Casey posted on X that his office has been in contact with local authorities about the shooting.

“My office has been in contact with local authorities regarding the shooting at the Eid al-Fitr event in Philadelphia. As we gather more details, I urge everyone to stay safe and listen to law enforcement,” he wrote on X.

A Philadelphia police spokeswoman said parents who want to be reunited with their children can meet with police at Sister Clara Muhammad School at 47th Street and Wyalusing Avenue.

Police are expected to provide additional information at a media venue near the scene of the incident.

What is Ekai Thirunal?

Eid al-Fitr The earlier of the two official holidays celebrated in Islam.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims as it marks the end of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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