Saturday, February 13, 2016

SEPTA bus transports shooting victim


Police are crediting an off-duty SEPTA bus with helping transport a man to the hospital after he was injured early Saturday during an attempted robbery in Strawberry Mansion.

The victim, 29, suffered a graze wound to the right shoulder shortly before 6 a.m. as two men tried to rob him near 33rd and Berks streets, according to investigators.

He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital by a private vehicle and an off-duty SEPTA bus, police said.

The man was listed in stable condition Saturday afternoon. No arrests had been reported.

Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; Follow @phillynews on Twitter.
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
Also on
letter icon Newsletter