December 01, 2019
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.
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.