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Person of interest in custody in connection with Philadelphia shooting that injured 7 people

Person of interest in custody in connection with Strawberry Mansion shooting that injured 7
Person of interest in custody in connection with Strawberry Mansion shooting that injured 7 02:14

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A person of interest is in custody on Thursday in connection with a shooting that injured seven people in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section, according to police. 

Earlier in the day, a car believed to be connected to the shooting was found, police said.

Investigators were seen on a block of Morton Street off Washington Lane in East Germantown around noon with a car that fit an earlier description provided by Philadelphia police.

In Wednesday's shooting on the 2800 block of North Bambrey Street, police said a car, later identified via surveillance video as a 2004-2008 Acura TSX, pulled up on the block just before 6:30 p.m. 

The person of interest is believed to be connected in some way to the car found in East Germantown, which may have been used in the shooting. Police are searching for three suspects in connection with the incident. 

Police on the 2800 block of North Bambrey Street in North Philadelphia on Wednesday night. A car pulled up and the men inside shot seven people, according to police. Chopper 3/CBS News Philadelphia

Police said three men - two wearing all black, and one wearing all white - began shooting, hitting the seven victims.

The victims were:

  • A 46-year-old woman who was shot in the foot
  • A 29-year-old woman shot in the thigh
  • A 23-year-old man shot in the buttocks
  • A 19-year-old man shot in the back
  • A 34-year-old woman shot in the hand
  • A 16-year-old woman with a graze wound on her abdomen and another on her thigh
  • An 18-year-old woman shot in the buttocks.

All of the victims were treated at Temple University Hospital with the exception of the 16-year-old, who was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Police said the victims were in stable condition.

An increased police presence could be seen on Thursday in the area where the mass shooting happened. Officers were on foot passing out flyers with information to help residents report issues happening in the community. 

But these are issues that have gone on for a long time, according to James T., a longtime Philly resident. He said hearing the sounds of gunshots has become normal for the community. 

"Parents are not teaching the kids," James T. said. "The kids aren't teaching their kids because kids are having kids. It's getting to be pretty dreadful."

James T. said in no world should there be a time when a mass shooting is just another day.

"It seems like nobody is concerned," he said. 

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