PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 21-year-old man is charged with murder after killing a man and injuring a Lincoln High School student just blocks from the school. Philadelphia police said Aaron Scott was charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, and more.
A 66-year-old man, identified as Jeffrey Carter, died after being shot in the head. He was driving through the area when he was shot. The other victim, a 16-year-old student, is in critical condition.READ MORE: First Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Reported In Philadelphia, New Jersey
The shooting happened Monday around 2:48 p.m. in the 3300 block of Ryan Avenue, outside of a pizza shop near Lincoln High School. Police said a fight including several students broke out as they were let out of school. In the group were Scott and his brother, a 16-year-old student. The two fired shots as they ran off, police said Monday.
There were two plainclothes officers nearby and arrested Scott and his 16-year-old brother.Family Of Fallen Delaware County Firefighter Has Mortgage Fully Paid Off
This marked the fourth shooting incident near the school, including a 13-year-old who was shot last week. The gun violence has many people who living in the area on-edge.
“I could’ve been here, anybody’s family member could’ve been here at that time. It’s scary. It really is,” Sean Lutek, who lives nearby, told CBS3. He added, “It’s not like it used to be around here. It’s dangerous. It’s truly dangerous, and it’s frightening. Frightening for my family, for my friends.”
The Principals’ Union, along with Councilmember Helen Gym, will speak at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the shooting and what they want to see done to make the school safe.MORE NEWS: Mother Of Ahmir Jones, Teen Killed Protecting Girlfriend During Robbery Near Temple University, Speaks Out
The shooting is still under investigation.