Police Identify Teenage Suspects Wanted In Connection With SEPTA Double Shooting
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police have identified two teenage brothers they believe are responsible for shooting two men aboard a SEPTA elevated train over a sports argument.
According to police, Matthew Early and Eric Early, both 18, of the 100 block of South 49th Street, are wanted for aggravated assault suspected of shooting two men aboard the SEPTA train on Thursday night at about 10:30pm.
According to investigators, the shooting started over “trash talking” about the 76ers-Bulls game that had just ended at the Wells Fargo Center.
Detectives say a 35-year-old male wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey was on the Market-Frankford El when the two suspects started “talking trash.”
Police say an argument erupted among several passengers, and when the train stopped at 46th and Market Streets the suspects exited the train and one of the teens turned around and pointed a handgun in the direction of one of the victims and opened fire.
The bullet struck the man in the left side of the stomach and passed through him, striking a second victim in the thigh.
The suspects then ran from the scene.
Police released surveillance video of the incident on Thursday, and less than 24 hours later released the identity of the teens wanted in connection to this shooting.
If you have information on the whereabouts of Matthew and Eric Early you are urged to call 911 immediately or call 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).
WARNING: Graphic Video Of Shooting