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Five people are killed in a mass shooting in Philadelphia.

By- USA NATIONAL POST

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In the US city of Philadelphia, a guy wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire, leaving five people dead and two children injured.

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The 40-year-old man who is currently in arrest as the alleged assailant was in possession of an AR-15-style weapon, a handgun, a police scanner, and ammo.

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On Monday, police were called to the Kingsessing neighborhood in the southwest of the city.

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Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw stated: "When officers responded, they did identify and find some gunshot victims." "They also heard multiple gunshots as they were gathering the victims and getting them ready for transport to the hospital."

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As gunshots continued to ring out, smashing parked cars and scattering shell casings around the streets, officers pursued the suspect on foot.

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According to Commissioner Outlaw, the "armed and armored" suspect shot seven people, killing five of them—"including children and babies," she added.

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Commissioner Outlaw continued, "There is no reason to think there are additional suspects."