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Three people were reportedly injured after a drive-by shooting in the Kensington section of the city early this morning. According to a 6 ABC Action News report the incident happened at the Awaas Mini-Mart on the 2500 block of Kensington Avenue, shortly before 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning.


First responding police officers at the scene reported finding a 34-year old man outside of the mini-mart. He was suffering from two gunshot wounds to the thigh. According to police, the victim was an employee at the store. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was last reported to be in stable condition.

While investigating the shooting of the 34-year old victim, police were informed that two more victims had just shown up at Episcopal Hospital. A 25-year old was reportedly shot in the hand and leg while playing one of the gambling machines inside of the mini-mart. The second victim was a 49-year old homeless man, who was reportedly sleeping in front of the store when he was shot once in the leg. Police have not released any word on the conditions of the two shooting victims yet.

The entire incident was reportedly captured by surveillance cameras. A four door sedan with dark tinted windows drove by and let off at least four or five shots. According to the police report, the shots were fired from the backseat of the car. A motive for the shooting has not been revealed yet.

No suspects have been named and no arrests have been made at this time.

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