Gunman Opens Fire, Strikes SEPTA El Train

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – SEPTA and Philadelphia police say a gunman, firing shots at a man he was chasing, sent a bullet slamming into a westbound Market-Frankford El train at the Somerset station Monday night.

At about 7:30 p.m., officials say the gunfire, which started at street level, continued as the man trying to escape ran up the stairs into the El stop, jumping a turnstile, and then hopping into a car, which was then struck by a bullet.

“I heard maybe five shots go off and a lot of people running,” said one witness.

No one was injured. However, the incident is similar in some ways to a June 18th attack on a Route 47 Septa bus in which two gunmen opened fire on a bus with a dozen passengers aboard.

No one was injured in the June incident. SEPTA emphasized both incidents began with disputes among individuals that spilled over onto SEPTA property.

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Detectives believe they have now identified the passenger who was the target and they are interviewing him hoping to learn more.

SEPTA also hopes that surveillance video, as it did in the bus attack, will help identify the suspect and lead to an arrest.

Reported by Walt Hunter, CBS 3

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  • Coolbreeze

    They have a right to exist, just no in normal society. I agree with Jay. If you depend on the police to defend you, than you et what you ask for, no defense at all.

  • Aloysius

    “However, the incident is similar in some ways to a June 18th attack on a Route 47 Septa bus in which two gunmen opened fire on a bus with a dozen passengers aboard.”

    It’s not clear in which ways this is “similar,” except perhaps a Septa vehicle was in struck by bullet(s). On June 18th, some idiot on a bus didn’t like the fact that another passenger took note of the way she was beating/disciplining a child. So the disciplinarian called some local thug relatives and friends, who then showed up at the bus stop with weapons, and upon having the disciplinarian point out the person that took exception opened fire. In what sounds like a premeditated firing-squad imitation. Over which I trust the actors will get life imprisonment. Anyway, in what way(s) are the two instances similar????

  • Jay

    Everybody start carrying a gun and shoot back. Especially in these flash mobs that are happening by blacks in Pa, Wis. and Ohio which is not being reported.

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  • Vanessa Marie

    I’m glad that no one was hurt!

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