Two men were charged in connection with a series of early morning shootings earlier this month.

Jeff Malone, 22, 281 West Atkin St., and Marcus Beamon, 34, 243 Bell Ave., were charged with simple assault, said Investigator Fredesz Moore, who noted a third warrant had also been issued for another man.

The arrest stems from an incident where shots were fired with an AK-47 in northwest Philadelphia and Sheriff's deputies had to be called in as backup to help police disperse a large crowd.

On June 12, police responded to multiple neighborhoods in the northwestern part of the city to reports of weapons being brandished and fired. No one was injured.

Moore said the two men were arrested after one victim filed charges for pulling a weapon on them.