Police: 3 Minors Point Gun At Man, Woman In North Philadelphia
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say three minors pointed what appears to be a gun at two people in North Philadelphia earlier this week.
The youngest suspect, 10-years-old, turned himself in on Wednesday night.
Police say the gun was either a toy gun or a BB gun. Authorities continue to search for two additional minors.
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The incident occurred in the Tioga section of the city on Monday around 6:45 p.m.
According to police, a 27-year-old man was approached by a group of males on the 3300 block of North 16th Street.
Police say one of the males then reached into his backpack, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim saying “hey buddy.”
The victim ran into a house and called 911 while the suspect fled south toward Allegheny Avenue.
About 20 minutes later, police say a minor was seen on surveillance video approaching a female and pointing a handgun at her. Police say the woman put her hands up as if she was being robbed, but continued to walk away.
Video Courtesy: Philadelphia Police Department
Surveillance video then shows another male take the handgun from the minor and walk east on Ontario Street where he drops to one knee and points the gun at a group of males walking towards him before joining the group with the gun still in his hand.
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The first suspect has been described as a 4-foot-9, 10 to 12-year-old, black male with a thin build. He was wearing a red t-shirt with white writing, blue shorts, green sneakers and a multicolored bookbag. He is wanted for questioning about the gun.
The second suspect has been described as a 14 to 16-year-old, black male between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7 with a thin build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants with black and white sneakers and a red bookbag.
The third suspect has also been described as a 14 to 16-year-old, black male between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7 with a thin build, light complexion and close cut hair on the side. He was wearing a red zip-up hooded sweatshirt, camouflage pants and black and white sneakers.
Anyone with information should call 911 or 215-686-TIPS (8477).