According to authorities, a 14-year-old boy was shot and m*rdered on a SEPTA Market-Frankford Line platform in West Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. This is the third day in a row that a child under the age of 18 has been shot in the city.
The adolescent was shot once in the chest and once in the left arm shortly after 2 p.m., according to the police, as he was standing on the westbound platform at the SEPTA station at 52nd and Market Streets. At Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, he was declared dead after being transported there.
There had been no arrests.
SEPTA police are working with Philadelphia police to identify the shooter by evaluating security footage from the train and the platform. Busch did not provide any other information about the shooting. He urged anyone with knowledge to get in touch with the police.
The tweet below confirms the news:
14-year-old shot and killed on SEPTA platform in Philly https://t.co/EatZQHe2ZV
— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) May 13, 2023
11-Year-Old Girl Among the Wounded
An 11-year-old girl was wounded in the right leg during a triple shooting that occurred Friday night at about 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of South 23rd Street in South Philadelphia. A 22-year-old guy and a 55-year-old lady were also shot. No arrests were reported, and all were hospitalized in stable condition.
Following a four-shooter incident in East Germantown at around six o’clock on Thursday, Nazeem Rains, 17, was shot in the face and later pronounced de@d at Einstein Medical Center.
Ages 7, 15, and 16 of the three other victims of the incident in the 5900 block of North 21st Street were admitted to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the right shoulder, head, and back, respectively.
The unidentified deceased from Saturday was the 14th person under the age of 18 to pass away in a shooting in Philadelphia this year. About 70 children had been shot in total.
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At least four shootings on or near the transportation system in less than four weeks including the shooting of a 16-year-old boy in the face last month while he was sitting on the steps of the 52nd Street SEPTA station.
SEPTA appointed a new Transit Police chief on Friday as the transportation network struggles with a staffing crisis and rising crime rates.
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