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Philadelphia police arrest Rashawn Vareen and Quran Garner in connection with mass shooting

Two people have been arrested in connection with a bloody mass shooting that killed three people and injured at least 11 in Philadelphia over the weekend, a report said Monday.

Rashawn Vareen was arrested around 8pm and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with Saturday night’s chaos, according to Fox 29.

Quran Garner was also charged with aggravated assault and assault by police officers while recovering in hospital after being shot dead by police.

Authorities believe the first shot was fired by 34-year-old Gregory Jackson, seriously injuring another man. The second gunner managed to return fire and the two exchanged 17 rounds in a hail of gunfire.

Jackson was hit in hand-to-hand combat and killed.

Both Jackson and the second gunman were licensed to carry firearms. The second gunman was not charged because police said he acted in self-defense.

A screenshot of surveillance video from the shooting shows people on a crowded street running in panic, presumably after shots were fired in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A screenshot of surveillance video from the shooting shows people on a crowded street running in panic, presumably after shots were fired in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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After Jackson collapsed, Garner reportedly opened fire on South Street near Third Street.

When cops confronted Garner, he pointed his gun at her. The officers opened fire on Garner and he was hit in the hand. The suspect was taken to the hospital where his recovery was expected.

Blood is seen at the scene of a deadly shooting on South Street in Philadelphia.
Blood is seen at the scene of a deadly shooting on South Street in Philadelphia.
AP

In addition to Jackson, the other fatalities in Saturday night’s shooting were Kristopher Minners, 22, and Alexis Quinn, 27. Both Minners and Quinn are believed to be innocent victims.

A total of 14 people suffered gunshot wounds.

The violence erupted on South Street in Philadelphia late Saturday.

“Yesterday was a dark day for Philadelphia,” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw reportedly said on Sunday.

A total of 14 people were injured in the mass shooting in Philadelphia.
A total of 14 people were injured in the mass shooting in Philadelphia.
AP

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