Several Injured in Shooting In Philadelphia Park, Suspects Arrested

One adult and four juveniles were arrested following a shootout in a West Philadelphia park during a Muslim Eid celebration on April 10, CNN reported.

About 1,000 people were gathered for a celebration marking the end of Ramadan in Clara Muhammad Square when at about 2:30 p.m. on April 10, gunshots rang out as two groups of young people began shooting at each other, according to Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel.

Philadelphia police later identified the adult arrested in the shooting as 21-year-old Kahbir Oglesby-Hicks. Ogelsby-Hicks faces multiple charges, including evading arrest and several gun-related charges, CBS News reported.

The other four suspects, three boys and a girl, are juveniles between 15 and 16 years old.

One of the teens was shot in the arm and leg by police and was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Also injured in the shooting was a 15-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man. The man was shot in the stomach and was taken to Penn Presbyterian while the 15-year-old, who was struck in the finger, was taken to Philadelphia’s Children’s Hospital. Both were in stable condition.

According to Commissioner Bethel, a 15-year-old girl was also injured when she was struck by a police car responding to the shooting. She was transported to Children’s Hospital with a fractured leg and was in stable condition, Bethel said.

The FBI and the Philadelphia Field Office of the ATF were assisting the Philadelphia Police Department and local officials in the investigation.

Following the incident, Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker suggested without evidence that the shooting was a targeted attack against Muslims.

In a post on X, Parker decried the “sacrilegious act of gun violence” against the Muslim community and declared that every “community of faith” had a right to “worship in peace.”

Two federal officials confirmed to CBS News that the shooting did not appear to be a targeted attack against Muslims or in any way ideologically driven.