Eight people were shot “in broad daylight” Wednesday near a busy Philadelphia subway station, scattering pedestrians in fear, authorities said
Gunfire erupted about 2:50 p.m. near SEPTA’s Olney Transportation Center, and one person was arrested, police from the Philadelphia Police Department’s 35th District said.
The victims ranged in age from 17 to 71, police told NBC Philadelphia.
They included a girl, 17, wounded in the right arm; a man, 21, hit in the right leg; a man, 22, shot once in the back; a woman, 36, shot in the right thigh; a man, 48, grazed in the stomach; a man, 53, hit in the right leg; a man, 70, also shot in the right thigh; and a man, 71, shot once in the stomach and multiple times in both legs.
One suspect was captured and two firearms recovered, police said.
“Today’s mass shooting near the Olney Transportation Center, in broad daylight, is yet another tragic example of the vicious, outrageous and unacceptable gun violence epidemic that’s threatening the lives and safety of our fellow Philadelphians,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.