Gun violence

Teen Shot on Center City SEPTA Subway Platform

The shooting took place underground at the Market-Frankford Line 15th Street Station near Philadelphia's City Hall late Monday night

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A teenager was shot overnight on a Center City SEPTA platform, the latest incident of gun violence on SEPTA's system.

Police could be seen going into and out of the SEPTA platform area at 15th and Market streets, that's across the street from Philadelphia City Hall, shortly before midnight.

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SEPTA on Tuesday morning said that a man shot a 19-year-old man on the westbound platform of the 15th Street Station of the Market-Frankford Line around 11:40 p.m. Monday.

The shooting initially left the man in critical but stable condition at the hospital, Philadelphia police said.

The shooting caused Market-Frankford subway trains to bypass the 15th Street Station around midnight.

Police reviewed surveillance video as they searched for the gunman. SEPTA then released some still of the suspect later Tuesday morning. They asked anyone with information to call SEPTA Police at (215) 580-8111.

Three images of a man wearing a hoodie and mask who is wanted in a SEPTA platform shooting.
SEPTA says these are images of the Market-Frankford Line platform shooter.

Market-Frankford Line service was apparently back to normal for the Tuesday morning commute, SEPTA said.

On Tuesday afternoon, SEPTA Police Captain, Kitt Walls, officials are looking for "four to five" individuals in relation to this shooting.

This was at least the third shooting on SEPTA property in as many weeks as teens were shot on SEPTA buses, leaving one boy dead. Randy Mills 15, was killed last Wednesday night on a SEPTA bus, while two boys were shot on a Route 33 bus on May 17.

The deadly shooting of the teen on a Route 23 bus last week led to the transit agency banning so-called “Shiesty masks” on SEPTA property.

Walls said that this case is further evidence for the need for SEPTA's new policy to ban "Shiesty masks” on the mass transit system.

"At the end of the day, it's going to make us safer, as well as passengers," he said of the policy.

SEPTA Police placed a ban on the so-called "Shiesty masks" in the aftermath of recent violence on buses and trains. NBC10's Aaron Baskerville explains.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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