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December 01, 2019

Teen girl shot and killed exiting SEPTA bus in North Philadelphia

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Teen shot SEPTA bus Thom Carroll /for PhillyVoice

A 16-year-old girl was exiting the SEPTA Route 33 bus in North Philadelphia when she was hit by a bullet in her left shoulder. She died following the incident at Temple University Hospital.

A teen girl was shot while getting off a SEPTA bus in North Philadelphia after Christmas shopping in Center City. 

The 16-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was shot at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, NBC10 reports. The teen girl was exiting the Route 33 bus at the 22nd and Sedgley Avenue stop when multiple shots were fired. 

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The girl was hit in the left shoulder, police said. She was taken to Temple University Hospital where she died shortly before 5 p.m., Associated Press reports.  

The teen was returning home after Christmas shopping, police said. There were shopping bags on the ground after she was shot. 

A 41-year-old suspect has been identified by three witnesses. He allegedly fired 14 random shots when the girl was struck by a bullet. Police said the man was hiding behind a parked car following the incident. He was arrested and taken in to custody.

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