Four people died in the Philadelphia shooting and suspects are in custody, police said

PHILADELPHIA — Four people were shot dead in Philadelphia on Monday night, police said.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told a news conference that two other people were injured. All of the victims were male, he said.

One suspect was detained.

The Philadelphia violence marked the 29th mass murder in the nation in 2023, according to a database maintained by The Associated Press and USA Today in partnership with Northeastern University.

So far this year, the country has witnessed the highest number on record of mass killings and deaths to date in a single year.

There have been more than 550 incidents of mass killings since 2006, according to the database, in which at least 2,900 people were killed and at least 2,000 injured.

Police spokesman Miguel Torres told CNN that a suspect was taken into custody and a weapon was found.

Police spokeswoman Jasmine Reilly told the network that six victims were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and two others to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The shooting came a day after gunfire erupted at a weekend holiday party in Baltimore, about 100 miles to the southwest, killing two people and wounding 28.

Those injured in the shooting ranged in age from 13 to 32, with more than half being minors, according to officials.