NAYZE MEDIA (STAFF)
PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (NORTH PHILLY)
Cover Photo Courtesy: 6 ABC Action News
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A teenager who was reportedly injured during the Monday afternoon shooting on a SEPTA subway train, was actually the suspect who shot and killed a 21-year old man on the train, according to Philadelphia Police Investigators. A 6 ABC Action News report said police had been searching for the shooter of the 21-year old victim. That victim was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. A second victim arrived at the hospital a short time later. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. A 16-year old, who was originally reported to be an innocent bystander and victim of the shooting.
Investigators said the teenager got onto the train at the Broad Street & Susquehanna Ave. stop and attempted to rob the 21-year old victim. The teen and victim reportedly got into a struggle before the teen shot the victim multiple times. 14-shell casing were recovered from the scene. The victim, who was licensed to carry, shot the teen in the arm during the attack.
The 16-year old showed up at the hospital a little later. When questioned by police, the teen told them he was shot on a basketball court. The story changed when the teen’s mom arrived. She said she knew he was the person who killed the man on the train. The teen eventually confessed and admitted that he was the shooter on the subway. The teen showed police where he hid the murder weapon after the shooting.
The teen was released from the hospital and immediately placed in police custody. Charges have not yet been filed in the case.