PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – A shooting occurred on a train in Philadelphia. Specifically, the incident occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
Furthermore, authorities added that a man and a teenage boy sustained wounds. No other people reported any injuries.
Additionally, officials reported that a suspect started shooting on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train. This occurred as the train got close to the train station. Specifically, it was City Hall station, which is right in the center of the city. It’s also near a variety of important city buildings, including, of course, City Hall itself.
Officials reported that a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were shot during the shooting. Furthermore, officials clarified that the two victims are currently receiving treatment at a local hospital. Officials declined to name the hospital.
Authorities say that the injuries are not life threatening. Still, authorities did not disclose their identifies. Furthermore, they did not clarify more details on the nature of the injuries.
Train Shooting Leads to Arrest
Police officers arrested the gunman a short time after the incident occurred. Officials have not described the charges he is currently facing. Furthermore, officials have not released the gunman’s identity.
Currently, it is unclear what the motivation for the shooting was. Of course, this is of great concern for officials and the public, especially in a city like Philly.
Philadelphia tends to rank above the national average when it comes to rate of crime. Unfortunately, it experiences the highest rate of crime out of all American cities with a population above 1 million people. Additionally, it experiences the highest poverty rate in these cities as well.
Anyone with any information about this harrowing incident is encouraged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-TIPS (8477). Or, you can contact the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority at (215) 580-7145.