PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two men have been charged in the murder of Bernard Scott, a 17-year-old Overbrook High School student who was shot and killed in a playground right across the street from the school.
The shooting happened April 11th at about 3:45 p.m. at Tustin Playground located near 59th Street and Lancaster Avenue (see related story).
On April 11, 20-year-old Jaquan Jordan of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with Weapons Violations in connection with the shooting. On Monday, charges were upgraded and Jordan was charged in connection with the murder of Scott.
On April 13, 18-year-old Stanley Postell of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with Weapons Violations in connection with the shooting. On Thursday, charges were upgraded and Postell was also charged in connection with the murder of Scott.
Jordan and Postell are both charged with murder and related offenses.
Fernando Gallard, of the Philadelphia School District, confirms the Overbrook High School baseball team was on the field when the shootout occurred.
As the baseball team was practicing, Southwest Detectives Lieutenant John Walker says a separate group of young men nearby got into it.
“It started as a fistfight, at which point we know two males pulled guns,” said Walker. “There’s a shootout between two males.”
Police say Scott was an innocent bystander.
A 17-year-old male was shot in the hip and transported to the Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania in critical condition.
A third victim, an 18-year-old male, was shot in the back and transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition.