NBC10 Philadelphia - Dawn Timmeney
WARNING: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.
Police released video Thursday afternoon of a Sixers fan shooting a Bulls fan on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line after the game on Wednesday. NBC10's Dawn Timmeney reports.
Police released video Thursday afternoon of a Sixers fan shooting a Bulls fan on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line after the 76ers-Bulls game the night before.
In the mutli-angle video you see two teenage males -- one in a blue hooded vest and one in a gray hoodie -- standing by the door of the subway car apparently arguing with some other men, at least one of whom was wearing Chicago Bulls gear. Police blurred the faces of the victims.
As the train pulls up to the station at 46th and Market Streets at 10:38 p.m. you see the two teens turn away from the Bulls fan as the Bulls fan stands behind them. The train then stops, the doors open and suddenly one of the young men turns around, pulls out a small semi-automatic handgun and shoots back into the train knocking a Bulls fan backwards.
One of the Bulls fans was hit in the stomach and the bullet continued through his body and hit an innocent bystander in the leg. The bystander was out of the hospital by Thursday afternoon while the Bulls fan remained in stable condition.
Earlier in the night the 76ers lost to the Bulls 96-89.
"It's bizarre. This is behavior that is just over the top," Lt. John Walker told NBC10. "It's intolerable. I mean, people have to realize this reckless behavior can not continue."
Police say witnesses told investigators that the the two teens had argued on the train with the 36-year-old Bulls fan and some others about the game for quite some time before the teens exited the the train and the one in the blue vest shot back into the train.
Police describe the shooter as a thin black male between 16 to 19 years old who was wearing the blue puffy vest over a gray hoodie and black pants with a white stripe. The second suspect is a dark-complexioned thin black male between 16 to 19 years old, about 5-feet-11 to 6-feet tall who was wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans, according to police.
"These type of people do not need to be on the street," Walker said.
The shooter and his friend were still on the loose as of late Thursday night.
"Here's a young man, who obviously has anger management issues," said Walker. "Instead of just controlling his anger and dealing with the issue, he decides to fire a shot into a crowded train."
Anyone with information on the shooting or the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call the Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183 or 215-6868-8477. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online or texted to PPD TIP or 773847.