PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A SEPTA Regional Rail conductor was shot on a platform during an attempted robbery Friday. The two suspects took off and remain on the loose.
The shooting happened on the platform of SEPTA’s Carpenter Station in West Mount Airy. The conductor is in stable condition. Doctors say he’ll be in the hospital for a few days, but well recover.
“I’m thanking God that nobody was killed, more than anything,” rider Judy Levin said.
Levin was waiting to board the train right after the shot rang out around 3:30 p.m.
According to police, while working, the 57-year-old conductor stepped off the train and was approached by two men in their 20s, who demanded money. Police say the conductor pushed one of the men, and that’s when he was shot in the hip.
The two men took off and the victim was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he remains in stable condition. The search continues for the suspects.
The conductor has worked for SEPTA for 19 years.
If you have any information about the shooting, call police.