PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police continue to look for the gunman responsible for Wednesday’s mass shooting near a SEPTA transit station. The shooting at Broad and Olney sent eight people to the hospital.
Surveillance video shows people running for cover.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Boy Injured In North Philadelphia Shooting, Police Say
Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, who represents the 9th District, says there’s a known open-air drug market at the transportation hub.
She says her office has been working with stakeholders for years to improve the Broad-Olney corridor.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Return To In-Person Learning Monday After Nearly A Year
“All of this long underway prior were to this mass shooting. So the plan that we have, is no knee-jerk reaction to what occurred. This has been very long strategic and methodical planning,” Parker said.
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She adds a Commercial Corridor Manager has been appointed, that person starts this week.