A man is in critical condition after he was shot aboard a crowded SEPTA bus in Center City, according to Philadelphia Police. The shooting took place overnight Thursday at Broad and Chestnut streets around 1 AM.
According to officials, there were about 15 passengers on the bus at the time of the shooting. The driver, who stayed on the bus with the victim until paramedics arrived, was not injured. Injuries to any other passengers have not been reported as of this time.
The victim, a 29-year-old man, is in critical condition. He is currently being treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and has not been identified at this time. Officials said his last known address was just outside the city.
Investigators found a spent shell casing in the back of the bus along with a loaded magazine. They also found one outside the SEPTA bus. “One spent shell casing is on Broad Street just a few feet away from the side doors of the bus. We believe that spent shell casing was kicked out when the 15 passengers fled from the side door,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
A suspect has not been named, though investigators say that surveillance cameras on the bus were working. They hope to be able to identify a suspect based on the footage.