Two 18-year-olds are being held on $2M bail in Philadelphia bus stop shooting that injured 8 teens

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PHILADELPHIA — Two 18-year-olds were arrested successful nan shooting of 8 Philadelphia precocious school students astatine a autobus stop last week, and authorities recovered a afloat loaded, afloat automatic limb that matches grounds recovered astatine nan scene, they announced Monday.

Two much suspects were still being sought, authorities said. The Wednesday day shooting was nan 4th successful 4 days involving nan city’s transit system.

The find of nan stolen car involved, conscionable hours later, helped lead constabulary to fishy Jamaal Tucker, who turned himself successful Friday, constabulary said. On Saturday, they said, national marshals searched a location linked to Ahnile Buggs and recovered nan .40-caliber Glock that matched casings recovered astatine nan scene.

Both teens are presently facing nan aforesaid charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, weapons offenses and different charges, and are being held connected much than $2 cardinal bail. Preliminary hearings are scheduled March 20 for both. A connection near Monday pinch Buggs’ lawyer was not instantly returned. Tucker is being represented by nationalist defenders, who did not instantly respond to a connection seeking comment.

Mayor Cherelle Parker led a group of nationalist officials astatine a Monday day news conference, including nan heads of nan section FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives offices, to effort to guarantee anxious metropolis residents they are moving to reside nan spate of transit crime.

“We will attraction connected prevention, involution and enforcement,” said Parker, who took agency successful January and promised to coming her nationalist information strategies successful nan coming weeks “in an effort to bring lawfulness and immoderate bid backmost to our city.”

She urged an extremity to nan finger-pointing that has caused clash betwixt nan constabulary department, reform-minded District Attorney Larry Krasner and different agencies successful caller years.

The shooting Wednesday came arsenic students astatine adjacent Northeast High School were waiting to committee nan autobus home.

At astir 3 p.m., 3 masked suspects rounded nan area and opened fire, surveillance video shared by constabulary shows. The victims were ages 15 to 17. All of them are now successful unchangeable condition, constabulary said Monday, including a 16-year-old who was critically injured aft being deed 9 times.

The city’s constabulary commissioner, Kevin Bethel, credited speedy action by 2 constabulary officers successful applying tourniquets to 3 of nan victims pinch perchance redeeming lives.

Northeast High School is nan largest nationalist precocious schoolhouse successful nan city, pinch much than 3,000 students.

Police were investigating whether nan shooting whitethorn person been related to nan fatal shooting of a 17-year-old charter schoolhouse student, erstwhile gunmen fired 40 shots astatine adjacent range as group boarded a metropolis autobus successful nan city’s Ogontz section. Four others were injured, including a 70-year-old woman.

Also past week, constabulary judge an statement aboard a autobus led a 37-year-old man to beryllium fatally changeable by a rider exiting a autobus successful South Philadelphia. And a 27-year-old man was killed by different rider moments aft they some sewage disconnected a autobus successful nan city’s Oxford Circle area.

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