© 2024 WGLT
A public service of Illinois State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

City of Philadelphia files lawsuit against ghost gun manufacturers after mass shooting

Police work the scene of a shooting on July 3, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Police work the scene of a shooting on July 3, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Officials in Philadelphia have announced a lawsuit against two gun manufacturers after Monday’s mass shooting.

Mayor Jim Kenney says the city has seen a more than 300% increase in the number of “ghost guns” in the last four years.

We speak with Philadelphia City Solicitor Diana Cortes about why the city brought this lawsuit.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.