Photos of Joel Saint-Fort, left, and Charles Davis, right, via Philadelphia Police Department.
UPDATED 3:00 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020
Two people have been taken into custody following a quadruple shooting in North Philadelphia, which left one woman dead on Wednesday. According to reports, the shooting happened after two people approached a group of seven in a residential area and opened fire.
19-year-old Yaniyah Foster was struck in the head and later died at the hospital. Three other men were reportedly wounded in the incident and are expected to recover.
Screengrab of Yaniyah Foster via CBS Philly official report.
Police have said they believe one of the wounded men returned fire as the shooters fled the scene.
The shooting suspects have been identified as 25-year-old Charles Davis and 16-year-old Joel Saint-Fort. Both now face murder and stolen weapons charges.
“In the end, nobody wins. You got people mourning on both sides. Somebody in the grave, somebody in the prison for the rest of their life.” – Maurice Butts, Philadelphia resident
Screengrab via CBS Philly official report.
Following the shooting, local lawmaker Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Pa.) issued a statement on Twitter. He said he was “heart sick” and asked, “How many ways can we say enough?”
“We can’t live like this,” stated Kenyatta. “I demanded we do something on gun violence in a special session with a few colleagues, and it didn’t happen.”
The investigation remains ongoing. Police have yet to determine a motive for the attack.