Woman shot dead at wedding reception in Feltonville section of Philadelphia after fight: Police – CBS Philly

ByMaria R. Alfaro

Jul 28, 2022

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A brawl at a wedding reception ended in a guest being shot in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia. Police told CBS3 the wedding was cut short due to a physical altercation between a group of women that ultimately led to a shooting.

Just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a shooting near the 4200 block of Macalester Street. When they arrived, they found a 26-year-old woman who had been shot in the leg. She was placed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

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According to the police, a fight between several wedding guests eventually spread outside the wedding venue. The argument erupted over a shot glass, authorities said.

Police said the shooter was scared, so they drove to the police station. She then surrendered her gun and did whatever she was supposed to do, according to police. She has a carry license.

Authorities are now investigating whether his actions were justified. According to the police, it may be a case of self-defense.

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“It was supposed to be a happy time, a wedding where people were dressed up, very nice,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said. “There were also children, some people brought their young children, boys and girls, and this argument, the fight just became a shooting. So very unfortunate and tragic incident.

Police said they interviewed around 50 guests as well as the bride and groom.

All parties involved in the incident are known to the police.

CBS3’s Matt Petrillo contributed to this report.

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