Student Opens Fire At Philadelphia High School
Two students were left injured after a gunman, who was reportedly a fellow student, opened fired at a Philadelphia high school on Friday afternoon.
via ABC News
Two students were shot at a high school in northern Philadelphia today, police said.
The suspected shooter, a fellow student, has been taken into custody, police said, while authorities search for at least one additional suspect.
A boy and a girl, both 15, were shot by at least one fellow student shortly after 3 p.m. in the gymnasium at Delaware Valley Charter School, police said.
The unidentified male victim was shot in the arm, while the female victim was grazed in the arm, authorities said, noting that both are in stable condition and expected to recover after being rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, a block away from the school.
A friend of the girl who was shot told ABC News Philadelphia station WPVI that she spoke to her moments after the shooting.
“We were just in the bathroom and our friend, she just came in the bathroom saying her arm, her arm,” the friend said. “There was just a lot of blood gushing out. She was saying she heard a loud boom in the gym room and she looked up, her and her boyfriend’s arm had been hit.”
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey confirmed there were seven students inside the gymnasium at the time of the incident, which was caught on the school’s surveillance video.
This is a terrible way to start off the new year! Hopefully this doesn’t become a trend again this year..