Mass Shooting Leaves 8 Injured

( – A mass shooting in Philadelphia has left eight people injured, including a 17-year-old who was hit nine times.

A masked assailant opened fire against a group of high school students as they were boarding their bus after school on February 6th. He had been waiting in a car with two other masked people nearby. All of the injured students were between the ages of 15 and 17. Two of them have been hospitalized in critical condition. Doctors expect all of the victims to recover. Police have been stationed in the area over fears that it could be related to another shooting that occurred on March 4th. That shooting also targeted a SEPTA bus.

Authorities said on March 7th they believe they have found the car that was driven by the suspects, which had been reported as stolen shortly before the shooting. However, they have not yet identified any leads on the shooters’ identities. They are collaborating with the FBI and ATF in their investigation. They are also seeking the public’s help in identifying the gunmen. They are also investigating a possible motive for the shooting.

The shooting is a chilling reminder of another that occurred just a few days before. Five people were shot while boarding a bus at 3:45 pm on March 4th. One of those victims, a teenager, died from his injuries at a local hospital. Imhotep Institute Charter High School closed the following day and told students to complete their coursework online.

Both incidents follow a recent surge in violence across Philadelphia. The latest shooting was also the fourth to target a SEPTA bus in a week. Kevin Bethel, the city’s police commissioner, announced they will be increasing patrols and resources to help curb the violence. He said the city and all of its corridors will be swept until they can find the source of the recent uptick in violence. He also urged local parents to check on their children and monitor their whereabouts.

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