Posted on April 11, 2024

Multiple People Injured in Shooting at Eid Celebration in Philadelphia

Meredith Deliso, ABC, April 10, 2024

Multiple people were injured after gunfire broke out at a celebration to mark the end of Ramadan in Philadelphia, police said.

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Parkside neighborhood at an Eid al-Fitr event that was attended by approximately 1,000 people, police said. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, {snip}

Two “factions” pulled out guns and started shooting at each other at the outdoor gathering, according to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel. About 30 shots were fired {snip}

A 22-year-old was shot in the stomach during the gunfire and a juvenile self-transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand, Bethel said. Both are in stable condition, he said.

An officer at the event also shot a 15-year-old boy who was allegedly armed with a gun {snip}


Five people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, Bethel said. They include the 15-year-old who was shot by the officer, as well as four suspects — three juveniles and an adult– who fled the scene with guns {snip} Five weapons were recovered overall, he said.