Parents Turn in Teen Accused in Subway Shootings

A 15-year-old-boy arrived at Central Detectives Thursday evening, escorted by his parents

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    The 15-year-old accused of firing shots into a crowded subway car in North Philly is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday. He is facing aggravated assault charges and other related offenses.

    Philadelphia Police say they've made an arrest in the shooting on a crowded Broad Street Line subway car on Wednesday afternoon. A 15-year-old-boy arrived at Central Detectives at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, escorted by his parents.

    "It's so sad that the parents had to surrender their child to be arrested for aggravated assault, not knowing what the outcome is going to be, that has to be heart-wrenching," said Captain Sharon Seaborough with SEPTA Police, in a Thursday evening news conference.

    Teen Arrested in SEPTA Train Shooting

    [PHI] Teen Arrested in SEPTA Train Shooting
    Police arrested a 15 year old for a shooting on a SEPTA train that injured two teenagers. The suspect's parents turned-in the teen on Thursday. He's charged with aggravated assault. Investigators say a random argument between the alleged gunman and another teen sparked the violence.

    The accused teen shooter is not a student, according to Capt. Seaborough, and might possibly be a drop-out. He is now facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses.

    Investigators say surveillance video shows the suspect board the train at Hunting Park. The cameras caught the shooter arguing with two people and then exit the train at the Susquehanna-Dauphin Station in North Philadelphia.

    Parents Turn in Teen Subway Shooter: Cops

    [PHI] Parents Turn in Teen Subway Shooter: Cops
    Philadelphia Police say they arrested a 15-year-old boy for the subway shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon. According to police the boy was turned in by both of his parents. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

    The gunman then fired a .32 caliber revolver into the subway car while standing next to a cashier's booth on the platform, according to police.

    Two teenage boys, ages 14 and 17, were shot, according to investigators.

    Police Search for Subway Shooter

    [PHI] Police Search for Subway Shooter
    They say they believe they know who they are looking for regarding a shooting at a subway stop in North Philadelphia in which two teens were injured, one critically.

    The 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is in critical condition. The 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm and has been treated and released.

    "We try to prevent the problems but we're not at every stop and on every train and at some point we have to count on the kids to act accordingly," said Thomas Nestel, SEPTA Police Chief.

    Cops Search for SEPTA Shooter

    [PHI] Cops Search for SEPTA Shooter
    Surveillance video of a shooting into a SEPTA train at the Susquehanna-Dauphin Station in North Philadelphia that left two teens injured may be released to the public Thursday.

    Nestel called Wednesday's shooting an isolated incident and says the SEPTA system is safe and crime is down.

    The 15-year-old suspect is expected to make his first court appearance Friday.

    Teens Shot On Subway

    [PHI] Teens Shot On Subway
    Police tell NBC10 that students from different high schools got into a fight on a subway train near the SEPTA Susquehanna-Dauphin subway stop on North Broad Street. The altercation escalated, and someone in the group opened fire. A 14-year-old was shot, and was in critical condition at Temple Hospital Wednesday night. A 17 year old was shot in the arm and has been released. NBC10's Claudia Rivero talked to SEPTA riders about the incident.

     


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