Suspect in custody after 7 shot at Philadelphia transportation hub: Report

Shots were fired at a Philadelphia public transportation facility on Wednesday afternoon, leaving more than half a dozen injured, according to the Washington Examiner.

Gunfire reportedly erupted just before 3 p.m. at Olney Transportation Center in northern Philadelphia. Seven people were shot, according to the Examiner.

The victims were said to have ranged from 17 to 70 years old.

“It’s very brazen”

According to a report cited by the Examiner, “authorities said those who were wounded were shot in their backs, ankles, legs, and arms.”

“It’s very brazen,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said, as the Examiner reported. “We had officers, whether it’s from SEPTA [Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority], we’re out here. We were able to get someone in custody as quickly as we did because we had officers in the area working on another assignment.”

She went on: “So it’s not for our lack of presence out here, but I think it’s very telling that folks that are willing to engage in these shootings are becoming more and more emboldened, regardless or not if they see us out here.”

The Examiner reported that police have one suspect in custody, who was detained after a “foot chase.” Two firearms were found at the scene, police reportedly said.

Shootings on the rise

Sadly, violent crime has been increasing across the nation in recent years, with many cities seeing a sharp rise in shootings since the wave of anti-police rioting first hit American streets last summer.

Fox News reported on Feb. 2 that a report from the National Commission of COVID-19 and Criminal Justice looked at the situation in 34 cities and found troubling trends: Homicides had increased by some 30% between 2019 and 2020, and firearm offenses and aggravated assaults saw increases, as well.

“[T]here was a structural break in the city average in June, indicating a large, statistically significant increase in rates after adjusting for seasonality and the longer-term trend,” the report said, according to Fox.

“After this break, homicide rates increased sharply through July then declined through the end of the year, though not to levels observed in the prior year,” it added.

Curiously, the report appeared to downplay the effects of violent upheaval, arguing that “the connection between police violence, protests and social unrest, and heightened community violence remains uncertain.”

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  1. And the courts won’t capital punishment to dispose of garbage. All the politicians want to do is violate the Constitution, especially the 2nd Amendment. This “president” is bad news and a criminal coddler.

    1. I agree with You. we never know why? Our constitution good by! They one, one thing, our gun’s. No freedom, you better have one! Defense, not only for you, Government? Biden, shumer and all the rest,they have bodyguards. They are protected and the rest of Amerika must defend, with what. A fork or knive. You can’t go to a gunfight with knive or fork.
      If the foundation are destroyed! What can the Righteous do? We as citizen must Vote and must be INFORM. Russia, china, no guns. They catch you with a gun, Many years without womans.

      1. Well, Biden, Harris, Schumer and all the rest, want the criminals to have guns and the regular person not to have one and just get murdered. They don’t care about the United States Citizen’s at all. Get rid of their body guards and fight for themselves once and see if they need guns. Chances are, after the election fraud throughout the United States they need tommy guns to protect themselves. Everybody is out to get them.

    2. I’m with you mb. We have a faction of nutcases who don’t know up from down, right from wrong or backward from forward. They want to take guns away from people. Why not outlaw cars and trucks.
      More people are killed or injured by vehicle operators than by firearms. Guns have never killed anyone. They can lie on a store shelf for decades and not harm anyone. It’s an idiot who holds a firearm who is responsible. Instead of depriving law-abiding citizens of a Constitutional right it’s time to respond rationally and deprive criminals of Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness and in some cases Life itself. Thugs and similar human garbage will always find ways to deprive law abiding citizens of life, property and/or safety. It’s time to SLAM criminals with FAST, HARD prison sentences OR a prison death chamber gurney. Being “nice” to thugs and paying their bail so they can return to the streets and resume their Satanic lifestyles is nowhere stated as a requirement in the US Constitution.

    1. Patriot IIj… Agree. Philly has become a jungle run by the jungle. This would never happen if the late Frank Rizzo was mayor.

      1. Totally agree with you. I had the
        opportunity in the day to meet Frank. He was a really nice person unless you were a criminal.

    2. That was my first thought too. Their new game plan is to make it seem that Patriots are doing this, when it’s really Antifa, BLM, and the demoncrats behind it all. They want to take away our 2nd amendment rights and only leave the criminals with guns!!!

    3. I’m with you mb. We have a faction of nutcases who don’t know up from down, right from wrong or backward from forward. They want to take guns away from people. Why not outlaw cars and trucks.
      More people are killed or injured by vehicle operators than by firearms. Guns have never killed anyone. They can lie on a store shelf for decades and not harm anyone. It’s an idiot who holds a firearm who is responsible. Instead of depriving law-abiding citizens of a Constitutional right it’s time to respond rationally and deprive criminals of Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness and in some cases Life itself. Thugs and similar human garbage will always find ways to deprive law abiding citizens of life, property and/or safety. It’s time to SLAM criminals with FAST, HARD prison sentences OR a prison death chamber gurney. Being “nice” to thugs and paying their bail so they can return to the streets and resume their Satanic lifestyles is nowhere stated as a requirement in the US Constitution.

    4. THAT is what concerns me —- that the left would go as far as murdering and allowing murder just so that they can have an excuse for gun control !!!

      1. Now wait a minute. Let’s not just blame the mayor of Philadelphia for this. Let’s also blame Gov. Wolf. He sits back and watches all of this and wants it. He has to be impeached, right there with Cuomo. All the Democratic Govs,. have to go. Our United States is not safe with any Democrat in control. From Biden right on down the line.

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  3. My husband and I both agreed that when Biden gets in, we will magically see more shootings. It was quiet for a while…but now it will begin to form the public opinion to be on the side of the left concerning gun control. So…here we go folks! (And of course it is in primarily Democrat area…) It is all in their plans…….be wise, people! Let’s protect ALL of our rights…including the 2nd amendment!! Speak up and stand up now or we will never have an option again.

    1. RowZ…Biden in three weeks, gas here already over $3 a gallon…Philly is a jungle city run by the jungle so crime is no surprise…

    2. Just wait till this summer, we are going to see a rise in crime like we have never seen I’m afraid. I an a former Marine of 7 years. Served 14 months in Vietnam as a Tunnel Rat. Qualified with many weapons but I bought my very first gun in June of last year, never OWNED a gun before. I am almost 70 but in great shape so “BRING IT ON”

  4. Good for these officers I am very proud of them it is just too bad that this suspect did not fire his weapon then these officers could have returned fire putting this dude down for keeps.

  5. Disarming law abiding citizens will only exacerbate the situation. For the life if me I don’t understand what part of “criminals don’t obey laws” do they not understand! The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Take guns away from good guys leaves only bad guys with guns. If the government destroyed every existing firearm in the Country bad guys will still find a way to get them. Wake up to common sense.

    1. Didn’t you know, the disarming of citizens is a step in the “plan”. They’ll call it a redistribution of wealth and people will have to hand things over to the criminals with the guns!..after all these criminals are only stealing, raping and murdering to survive…NOT
      Just the left sheepole following their leaders because their to stupid to think for themselves.

  6. It will be taking guns away from good people and not the criminals. Take our protection away with defunding police, military and keep their high fence around them and let in more criminals at the border and release the ones that are already here illegally. Keep the sanctuary cities and states so don’t arrest them put pat their hand and they will be good. Just like letting them out of prison for fear of COVID. What a irrational, non functioning government we have. Dictators to protect themselves.

  7. Guns should be taken from criminals but liberals want to take guns from the good people of America Joe Biden and the communists are idiots look at DC it Soviet Union razor wire and walls go figure TREASON

  8. Now the demos are paying for gun shootings in order to push bidens push to take our guns. Give it a week if not less for a few more shootings and it starts.

  9. What did people expect when someone like Biden was elected. He has already said he is opening the borders, welcoming all illegals that want to come here, Turn them loose in the country. He should have known and the people who voted for him all should have known, open borders, allow gangs like MS-13 to come into our country by the thousands, drugs by the truck loads, COVID and other infectious diseases of every kind coming from all over the world,
    This country is lost. Cost of everything is going through the roof, gasoline here where I live is now $2.60 a gal. About 3 weeks ago, it was $2.06 a gal.It just went up another 10 cents a gal. today. Where is it going to end, who knows? $5 a gal, maybe? Now they want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. How much will that raise the cost of everything? How many jobs will be lost.
    Are you Democrats happy with the way things are going? You should be, you’re the ones who caused it.

  10. why is this person still alive they should have been hung by the neck until dead with in the hour they were caught no bull crap toughness, only way to stop this crap

  11. Communists do not stop until they are forced to stop. There are a lot more good Americans out there than criminal ones. Trump had 79 million that voted for him of good American people of all nationalities. We have to keep voicing our opinions. Keep the word out there. Trump needs to go out and talk to the people again. Democrats are trying now to take his name off any building, or anything, they want to erase him. Just like they want to erase America, our History, and schools, churches, police, guns, and soon all Americans.

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