The 19-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a quadruple shooting in North Philadelphia died after arriving at Temple University Hospital. The victim was identified by Philadelphia Officials as Yaniyah Foster. She was one of four people shot at 11th and Thompson Streets, shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Philadelphia police said that Foster suffered a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to Temple University Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The four victims were sitting ouside 11th and Thompson streets around 3:30 p.m. Suddenly two gunmen fired them. The police reported more than 20 shots fired against the victims.
“The female that was shot here was transported to Temple by police officers. In the immediate aftermath of that, three other individuals arrived at Temple hospital with gunshot wounds, ”Philadelphia Police Staff Inspector Sekou Kinebrew declared.
A 25-year-old man who was also shot in the head was listed in critical condition. In addition a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and another 25-year-old man was shot in the arm. Both were listed in stable condition.
The shooting occurred near St. Malachy Catholic School .Fortunately clases were over and no students were injured. Investigators secured the area.
The young woman had recently graduated from Ben Franklin High School and had great expectations about her professional future.
State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta reacted in a responsive way to the event. “I am sick and tired of sitting with families who are changed for the rest of their lives,” he said.
Kenyatta visited homes Thursday morning to hand out crime prevention pamphlets that included gun safety tips.
The shooting called the attention of Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke “Too many guns, too many people willing to use them. At the end of the day, police can’t stop,” he said.
One person is in custody in connection to the shooting, but the authorities have not yet released the man’s identity.