Social media post may have sparked shooting of 3 women in North Philadelphia, police say

Police are trying to piece together the circumstances of a shooting that landed three women in hospital over the weekend.

The victims were hit by gunfire in the 1300 block of North Newkirk Street in Brewerytown around 2:14 a.m. Sunday.

A 19-year-old woman was shot three times in the back, three times in the neck and three times in the hand; a 21-year-old woman was shot in the forearm, shoulder and hand; and a 20-year-old woman was shot twice in the lower body.

Police say the shooting erupted when the women returned to an unauthorized party of 50 at an Airbnb in the area.

Several gunmen were waiting for them and opened fire on their car, according to the police.


A social media post made by one of the women may have led to the shooting, John Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department said at a news conference on Monday.

Officials did not release the social media post or its contents.

All three women are said to be in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

An investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to report it.

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