Tuesday, September 27

Three people were killed in the South Street shooting; what we know

A young woman described as her mother’s “mini-me.” A former pro boxer who was mentoring young men and women. A resident adviser at Girard College.

Police did not immediately name the three victims of Saturday night’s mass shooting on Philadelphia’s South Street. But friends, family members and co-workers took to social media Sunday to mourn the loss of Kristopher Minners, 22; Alexis Quinn, 27; and Gregory “Japan” Jackson, 34, as those who lost their lives when violence erupted in the entertainment district.

Later Sunday police confirmed that Quinn and Jackson died in the shooting.

Police said two of the people, including Quinn, were “innocent bystanders.” One of the men killed is believed to be involved in the incident.

Teacher’s union AFT Pennsylvania identified Minners as a second-grade boys’ resident adviser at Girard College, a college preparatory boarding school in the city.

“Our hearts are heavy today with the passing of Kris Minners, yet another victim of senseless gun violence,” the union said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Minners’ family who woke up this morning missing someone at their breakfast table, his colleagues who will be without a friend, and with his students who will be without a mentor and a role model. “


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