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8 students from Northeast High School wounded in mass shooting at SEPTA bus stop in Burholme

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.



Update: Channel3 NOW has learned that eight students from Northeast High School were shot at a SEPTA bus stop in Philadelphia’s Burholme neighborhood.

At 2:59 PM, numerous 911 calls were received reporting a mass shooting on the highway near Dunkin Donuts at 7300 Rising Sun Avenue.

Police responded, locating several victims at the scene. Except for one victim who was transported by private vehicle, all were transported to local hospitals either by PFD Medics or arriving officers.

  • A 15-year-old male sustained two gunshot wounds to the left arm and one to the upper back, in stable condition.
  • A 15-year-old male was shot once in the lower back, also in stable condition.
  • A 16-year-old male suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, right leg, and right arm, also in stable condition.
  • A 16-year-old male sustained nine gunshot wounds to the torso and is in critical condition.
  • A 16-year-old female was shot once in the left buttocks and right thigh, in stable condition.
  • A 17-year-old male was shot once in the left leg, in stable condition.
  • A 16-year-old male was shot once in the left leg, also in stable condition.
  • One victim was transported by private vehicle:
  • A 16-year-old male sustained one gunshot wound to the upper back, in stable condition.

The scene is currently secured, with no arrests made at this time. Additionally, a SEPTA bus that was struck by gunfire is being held at a nearby Terminal (1500 Pratt) for further investigation.

Original Report:

The shooting occurred around 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Rising Sun and Cottman Avenues.

Among the eight victims, at least four are juveniles. Three of the juveniles sustained gunshot wounds to their legs, while the fourth was shot in the chest.

The details surrounding the shooting remain uncertain; however, sources indicate that authorities are searching for three shooters and a driver in a dark blue Hyundai Elantra with temporary paper tags.

All suspects were masked and were last observed driving across the Tookany Creek Bridge towards Cheltenham Township.

The conditions of the victims are currently unknown, and the police have not released any additional information.

A woman employed at the nearby Quaker Diner heard the gunshots and rushed outside to aid the victims.

She reported witnessing several juveniles wounded, expressing concern about the frequency of such incidents in the area.

“These children are losing their lives every day around here; someone needs to take action. This is not typical for our neighborhood,” she stated.

SEPTA reported that both a Route 18 bus and a Route 67 bus were struck by gunfire near the scene.

At the Frankford Transportation Center, one of the buses involved was sectioned off by law enforcement.

SEPTA has stated that there have been no reports of injuries to passengers or employees.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.