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Arrest warrant for murder issued in connection with Philadelphia mass shooting that killed 3, injured 11 others

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A pedestrian walks past bullet holes in the window of a store front on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 2022.KRISTON JAE BETHEL/AFP via Getty Images
  • Three people were killed, including two bystanders, during a fight on Philadelphia's South Street.

  • Two of those who died were not involved in the fight.

  • An arrest warrant for murder has been issued in connection with the killing of one of those bystanders.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the murder of an innocent bystander during last Saturday's mass shooting on South Street, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday night.

Three people were killed and 11 others injured during the June 4 gun battle, which took place in one of Philadelphia's most popular nightlife spots. Two people are already in custody.

In a statement, the office of Philadelphia prosecutor Larry Krasner said police are now searching for a suspect who they believe shot and killed an innocent bystander. The statement did not reveal the suspect's name, stating that it would be released only after "that individual is brought into custody by law enforcement."

Already detained are Quaran Garner, an 18-year-old charged with four counts of aggravated assault, among other offenses, and 34-year-old Rashan Vereen, charged with attempted murder and other alleged crimes.

Two bystanders were killed in the shooting: Kristopher Minners, 22, and Alexis Quinn, 27.

A third person, Gregory Jackson, 34, was involved in the fight. On Wednesday, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Jackson had been licensed to carry a handgun in nearby Delaware County due to a clerical error that delayed a court case against him for illegally possessing a firearm. Had he been convicted, Jackson would not have been able to obtain a permit to carry a gun.

Jackson was killed after opening fire at another man, 23-year-old Micah Jones, who also had a permit to carry a handgun, the Inquirer noted.

An arrest warrant has not yet been issued in connection with the second bystander who was shot and killed.

"We continue to make good progress — thanks in no small part to residents and local business owners who have provided tips, video, and other key information to investigators — and are hopeful that we will have a legal and factual basis to issue an arrest warrant for the second homicide in the next several days," the district attorney's office stated.

In a recent interview with Insider, Krasner, a self-styled progressive prosecutor elected to a second term last year, discussed Philadelphia's epidemic of gun violence, noting that a majority of shootings remain unsolved. In 2021, an average of 16 people a day were shot in the city.

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