Mass shooting at Philadelphia bus stop wounds 8 teens, 1 critically

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Eight teenagers were changeable much than 30 times while boarding a autobus successful Northeast Philadelphia connected Wednesday afternoon, leaving 1 successful captious condition, constabulary said.

The victims, each betwixt 15 and 17 years old, were changeable while boarding a autobus adjacent a Dunkin' shop astatine astir 3 p.m. The 3 suspects, who changeable astatine nan teenagers from a parked car, are still astatine large, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel said.

"It's difficult to beryllium present and spot that successful 3 days we person had 11 juveniles changeable while going and coming from school," Bethel said astatine a property convention pursuing nan incident.

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Bethel referenced different shooting astatine a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) autobus extremity connected Monday, wherever a 17-year-old boy was killed and 4 others were wounded. In the past week, location person been 4 shootings involving SEPTA buses, 3 of them fatal.

A spokesperson for SEPTA said 2 buses were struck pinch gunfire during Wednesday's shooting, but nary passengers aliases labor were injured.

The 16-year-old boy successful captious information was changeable 9 times successful nan torso, constabulary said. The remaining victims — six boys and 1 woman — are each successful unchangeable condition.

Bethel said further resources will beryllium deployed crossed Philadelphia to reside nan bid of shootings and to find whether Wednesday and Monday's incidents are linked.

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Natalie Kainz is simply a news subordinate for NBC News.

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