Shots Fired At Meetup Near Temple University, Police Say

One suspect is sought after gunfire rang out at a large gathering of teens near Temple University campus on Saturday evening, Feb. 10, according to authorities. 

Suspected shooter

Suspected shooter

Photo Credit: University Police

Temple officials became aware of a social media post advertising a "meet-up" near Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue around 5 p.m., campus police said in a release.

"Early on, the group of juveniles was orderly," but several fights broke out, authorities said. While Temple, city, and SEPTA police worked to break up the crowd, officials said a gunshot was fired near Park and Cecil B. Moore avenues just before 6 p.m.

The rest of the group dispersed by around 7 p.m., according to police. No injuries were reported as a result of the gunfire, they added. 

Investigators believe one person fired a gun into the air two times during the incident. Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call Temple University police at 215-204-1234. 

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