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.
A high-ranking Phila. Police commander says while listening to dispatch, the victim count kept increasing for a span of 15 minutes. Seven were shot at Broad / Olney, the first septuple shooting of 2021. He says there were two septuple shootings in 2020 in Philly. @CBSPhilly
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) February 17, 2021
Police apprehended one suspect at the scene.
Officers have also recovered two guns from the shootings, WHYY reported.
PA- SEVEN PEOPLE SHOT IN PHILADELPHIA- AERIALS/VO WED0200- Seven people were shot in broad daylight near SEPTA’s Olney Transportation Station on Wednesday afternoon. Philadelphia Police say the shooting happened shortly before 3 p.m. at Broad Street and Olney Avenue. pic.twitter.com/CO7iZX7txv
— CBS Newspath (@cbsnewspath) February 17, 2021
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.
UPDATE: @SEPTA spokesperson tells FOX 29 News shooting “happened in street, NOT on SEPTA property in Olney Transportation Center. Shots were fired adjacent to Dunkin on Olney Avenue. No SEPTA employees hurt. All buses from Olney Transportation Center on diversion.” @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/wAUf6deiOX
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 17, 2021
BREAKING: *SHOOTING* Multiple people shot near Olney Transportation Center in Philadelphia
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) February 17, 2021
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