Police Search For Teen Who Shot Men Aboard SEPTA Train
By Jim Melwert
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two people were shot Wednesday night on a Septa El train in West Philadelphia. The shooting all started over trash talking about the 76ers-Bulls game, police say.
A 35-year-old wearing a Bulls jersey was on the Market Frankford El, his way home from the game, when two males, described as about 17-or-19 years old, started talking trash.
Those words turn into profanities said Southwest Detective Lieutenant John Walker.
“The 35-year-old says ‘listen, this train’s filled with people, there’s young kids, there’s ladies in here, you need to watch your mouth young boy.’ Of course, that escalates it a little further and we have a 30-year-old male who’s on the train who’s behind the 35-year-old who says ‘listen it’s not worth it, these young boys, just let’s cool out.’”
And, when the train stopped at 46th and Market, Walker says the teens got off the train, and one of them turned and fired a shot into the train-car. That shot hit both the 35-year-old and 30-year-old.
Both are listed in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
The hunt continues for the shooter and the second suspect.