A suspect was caught with the help of university police, a spokesperson for the school told WPVI-TV.
The victims were three women, aged 20 and 21, as well as two men, ages 28 and 59, the broadcaster reported. The university believes none were its students.
Police said the 28 year old man was shot 14 times.
He’s listed in extremely critical condition at an area hospital.
Captain John Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department said all five people who were shot were in critical condition.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the shooting, which took place at around 8 p.m.ET on Wednesday evening, WPVI-TV said.