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BREAKING: 7 People Shot In Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Seven people were shot at a transportation center in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon.

The shootings occurred at about 2:50 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) Olney Transportation Center located at Broad Street and Olney Avenue, WHYY reported.

Philadelphia police said that two of the victims were shot in the back, one was shot in the ankle, one was shot in the leg, and another was shot in the arm.

There was no information about where the other victims had been shot.

Police did not provide any information about the conditions of any of the victims, nor have police released the gender, age, or race of the people who were shot, WHYY reported.

Six of the seven gunshot victims were transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

The seventh victim was transported by police to Temple University Hospital, WHYY reported.

Police apprehended one suspect at the scene.

Officers have also recovered two guns from the shootings, WHYY reported.

WTXF reported that the shootings happened next to the Dunkin Donuts on Olney Avenue.

No employees were hurt during the fray and buses have been diverted.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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