Philly: One Weekend, 32 People Shot

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is worried about more violence.

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After a weekend with five people killed and 32 wounded in shootings, Philadelphia police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is worried that more shots may be fired, Fox News Philadelphia reports:

In all, there were nine incidents involving gun fire, including shootings at a bar and a city rec center.

One gunman at the top of the police department's list of suspects is a man caught on tape after opening fire on a bar crowd in Nicetown.

"This was just a blatant disregard for human life. He could have shot and killed eleven people," Ramsay said. "They were all patrons inside, laughing , joking , dancing just having a really good time and this is tragic that this individual just fires randomly into the bar. "

The bar shooting came on top of another spree shooting near a rec center at 33rd and Diamond. An earlier fight ended in a brawl and subsequent shooting that left one man dead and three girls, ages 5, 10 and 15 wounded.

Police are determining whether this represents the worst span of violence in the country's history. In the obvious statement (or perhaps, understatement) of the week, Ramsey, who says he is now concerned about additional shootings in retaliation, said, "You have to take a look at what's going on in many of our communities. It's a very serious problem we have to address."

Read more at Fox News Philadelphia.

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