It looks like a war zone in Philadelphia, thanks to the latest excuse BLM rioters have used to “kill, steal and destroy.”
In addition to 11 ATM machines being blown up, nearly a dozen people were shot.
A number of ATMs were “blown apart” amid the looting and rioting that stretched into a second night throughout Philadelphia following the fatal police shooting of a black man on Monday.
Police reports from Monday and Tuesday detail a series of late-night explosions at ATMs in the city as law enforcement grappled with thousands of demonstrators, some [Read “most”] of whom became destructive as the nights wore on.
“After 11 ATMs blown apart Monday into Tuesday, 7 more ATMs were blown apart Last night & overnight,” Fox Philadelphia’s Steve Keeley reported on Wednesday morning.
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) October 28, 2020
The Philadelphia Bomb Squad was called in, and police are investigating but confirmed that several ATMs lost no money because the people responsible for the damage were unable to reach the machines’ cashboxes.
“It’s pathetic. It’s pathetic. It really is,” longtime Philadelphia resident Rene Brown told ABC6.
The Pennsylvania National Guard assembled members to assist in putting down the series of destructive riots that have stretched throughout at least seven city districts. Videos from the city have shown hundreds of people looting goods at a number of businesses and facing off with police officers.
arly a dozen people – including a 15-year-old – were shot overnight after looting and rioting in Philadelphia erupted for a second straight night despite pleas for peace from the family of a Black man whose police-related death sparked the unrest.
About 1,000 people took the streets of the city of Brotherly Love late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning purportedly to demand justice for the death of Walter Wallace Jr., who was fatally shot by police on Monday.
[Wallace was chasing police officers with a knife, trying to kill them.]
Instead, the protests quickly devolved into violent riots and looting of stores across the city. Crowds of dozens were seen ransacking local and big-name stores, including a Walmart and a Foot Locker.
Earlier Tuesday, Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., condemned any violence made in the name of justice for his son.
“I don’t condone no violence tearing up the city, looting of the stores,” he told reporters. “I would feel like everybody having respect for my family and my son to stop this violence and chaos that’s going on in this city with people that have businesses.”
He asked people to stop the violence “to help my son and help my family.”
“That all I’m sending out is an SOS, to help, not to hurt and cause no chaos, violence, looting, firing,” Wallace Sr. continued. “I wasn’t brought up like this and I worked 33 years with the city, with the street department picking up trash to try to keep this city clean.”
The destruction seen in the city was, at times, coupled with violence and other crimes, local media reported.
At least 11 people were wounded during the overnight violence, with one Philadelphia officer saying: “Looters were shooting looters,” according to FOX 29’s Steve Keeley.
In one instance, thieves allegedly stole a 50-year-old man’s car after he had filled it with items that he had stolen from the stores, Keeley reported.
At least two of the wounded victims were juveniles, including a 15-year-old girl, according to the Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott.
A Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request seeking comment regarding arrests and injures early Wednesday morning.
By 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management asked that “all residents” in certain areas of the city stay inside unless necessary.
“These areas are experiencing widespread demonstrations that have turned violent with looting,” the department wrote on Twitter.