Isiaka Meite Biography
A bullet struck Isiaka Meite in the back, police said. He died a short time later at the hospital. Another 24-year-old, a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, and two 16-year-old boys were also shot, police said.
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) June 17, 2019
Isiaka Meite Age
Isiaka Meite was 24-year-old
Neighbor says cookout was a graduation/Father’s Day party organized by a bunch of families in this SW Philly neighborhood. Police identified the deceased as 24 year old Isiaka Meite. 5 more people injured in shooting. pic.twitter.com/PppHaDqDcF
— Katherine Scott (@KScott6abc) June 17, 2019
Philadelphia Graduation Party Mass Shooting
A graduation party in Southwest Philadelphia turned into a mass shooting scene Sunday when a gunman opened fire at the crowded park barbecue.
One person was killed and five others were hurt during the spray of bullets in the park off 70th Street near Reed Bird Place just after 10 p.m. The gunman, who remains on the loose, was standing with two other men in a parking lot near the party when he began firing “indiscriminately,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said.
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) June 17, 2019
At least six people were shot at a graduation party in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 16, 2018, the police commissioner said.
Initially, the police commissioner said eight people were shot. However, the number was later downgraded to six, with one killed.
24-year-old Isiaka Meite who was shot in Philadelphia on Sunday night died at Penn Presbyterian Hospital! 4 teenagers were also wounded in the shooting! Gun violence must be stopped! #GunControlNow https://t.co/dG4t9oq9vG
— Willie Allen (@WonderWilliee) June 17, 2019
Richard Ross Jr., the police commissioner, updated the media at the scene in southwest Philadelphia. “We are trying to confirm whether it’s eight or nine. We believe it’s at least eight,” he said of the victims. “Four of them are juveniles between the ages of 15 and 17. Those people sustained gunshot wounds mostly to the legs, one to the arm…none of those are fatalities. We also have four adults who also sustained gunshot wounds to various parts of their bodies. They are all in their 20s. There was one person who was pronounced dead at the hospital. Preliminarily, we believe he’s in his 20s.”
According to ABC News, the number was later changed to six people injured with these details: “The victims include three boys, ages 15, 16 and 17, a 16-year-old girl and two men, ages 21 and 24.”
Police say 24-year-old Isiaka Meite was shot and killed during a graduation party in Southwest Philadelphia. Five others were also injured. https://t.co/lvNtw8OTZf
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) June 17, 2019
The mass shooting occurred at “some sort of graduation party,” he said. He added that there was “nothing that suggested a fight that preceded this…we don’t know if the shooter or shooters left on foot or in a car.”
Ross said there was one person “pronounced dead from this incident. The other seven or so do not appear to be life threatening.” He said the victims “were clustered close together.” The shooter or shooters shot “at least one person with every round. That’s what we have so far.” He said some people are “brazen.”
Philly Police say 8 people were shot during a graduation party in #SouthWestPhilly tonight.
Four adults were hit and at least one is dead. Four kids were also hurt but they’re expected to fully recover. We talked to a neighbor who heard the gunshots https://t.co/DcskMBhftV pic.twitter.com/Vs10m6yyjA
— Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) June 17, 2019