Five men were wounded late Thursday when a pair of gunmen opened fire on a craps game in the courtyard of a garden apartment complex in South Philadelphia’s Queen Village section, police said.
None of the injuries was life-threatening, police said.
Acting Police Commissioner Christine M. Coulter said a group of men was gambling with dice in the courtyard when two men got out of a car and opened fire about 11:55 p.m. at Fifth and Carpenter Streets.
Someone in the courtyard also apparently fired back, Coulter said, adding that at least 17 shots were fired.
She said real-time crime video supported the victims’ accounts that nothing preceded the shooting and that the gunmen just got out of the car and started shooting.