A Philadelphia high school shooting occurred on Friday in northern Philadelphia at a charter school – the Delaware Valley Charter High School - according to the Chicago Tribune on Friday. Two students ended up being shot and wounded in the incident. A suspect has been taken into custody for the shooting.
The Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson, Christine O’Brien, said that the two injured students were not believed to have received life-threatening injuries from the incident. The students that were shot were one female and one male. They were in the school’s gymnasium at the time. The shooter was also a student at the school.
The two wounded persons are at a local hospital and listed in stable condition.
Charles Ramsey, the Philadelphia Police Commissioner said that the investigation is continuing into Friday night. Thus far, there has been no motive, and there may be two more suspects involved with the incident that occurred at 3:30 on Friday afternoon.
Reportedly, the Philadelphia Police Department used the social media web site Twitter to encourage to shooter to stop his assault. The message sent said: “SHOOTER – Turn yourself in. Get it over with now.”