Philadelphia officials announced on Wednesday that they have filed two lawsuits against two suppliers of privately made firearms, also known as ghost guns. This comes just two days after a shooting incident that resulted in five deaths and five injuries. Mayor Jim Kenney revealed that Polymer80, Inc. and JSD Supply are believed to be the main suppliers of ghost guns confiscated in Philadelphia. The city accuses these companies of contributing to the city’s gun violence problem and endangering public health and safety by marketing, selling, and distributing unserialized ghost gun kits within the city. The lawsuit alleges that both companies do not conduct required background checks or verify the identity and age of purchasers before shipping gun parts to them. According to Kenney, these untraceable weapons pose a significant threat to public health and safety, and are frequently used to commit acts of violence. The city aims to hold these distributors accountable for supplying ghost guns on the streets of Philadelphia and the havoc they have caused in communities. The lawsuit claims that these companies undermine federal and state firearms laws by manufacturing, selling, and providing unserialized ghost gun kits and parts to buyers who do not undergo a background check. The city officials also mentioned that ghost guns are readily available for purchase without background checks at gun shows located just outside Philadelphia’s borders. The city is seeking a court order to prohibit both companies from distributing untraceable ghost guns. When approached for comment, JSD Supply declined, and Fox News Digital has reached out to Polymer80, Inc. for a response. Recent statistics from the Philadelphia Police Department indicate that almost 10% of recovered guns in the past two years were privately made by individuals. Ghost guns have become a weapon of choice for individuals who should not possess firearms, including children. The lawsuit was announced just two days after a mass shooting incident in Philadelphia’s Kingsessing neighborhood, where five people were killed and five others were wounded. The alleged shooter, Kimbrady Carriker, 40, appeared in court and faces charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession without a license, and carrying firearms in public. It has been reported that both weapons used in the shooting were privately manufactured. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner stated that Carriker targeted random victims. The victims who lost their lives are Daujan Brown, 15; Joseph Wamah, Jr., 31; Lashyd Merritt, 20; Dymir Stanton, 29; and Ralph Moralis, 59. Multiple children were among the injured, including a 2-year-old who sustained four gunshot wounds to the legs. Carriker allegedly fired upon four of the surviving victims, who were in a white Jeep Cherokee. One of the 2-year-old children suffered gunshot wounds, while a 33-year-old woman and another 2-year-old child were injured by shattered glass. Carriker faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, carrying firearms without a license, carrying firearms in public in Philadelphia County, and possession of an instrument of crime. Reports suggest that Carriker identified as a man, despite earlier claims that he dressed as a woman. He has been denied bail on each murder charge and is being held on a $1.5 million bail for each attempted murder case.

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