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Roxborough High School student killed in SEPTA bus shooting

Surveillance video shows suspect in shooting on SEPTA bus

Surveillance video shows suspect in shooting on SEPTA bus


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Police Department just released surveillance video showing a suspect wanted in a fatal shooting aboard a SEPTA bus.


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This is the recently released video showing the suspect.

Police say a hooded man wearing a balaclava boarded the Route 23 bus in Germantown on Wednesday evening, got into an argument with the teen and then shot him in the chest.

A spokesman for the School District of Philadelphia said the victim was a Roxborough High School student.

Bereavement counselors will be at school on Friday for affected students and the school will remain open.

The identity of the student has not yet been released.

When the shots were fired, shell casings and one of the bullets from the shooting hit the glass wall behind the bus driver’s seat.

SEPTA police chief Charles Lawson spoke to CBS News Philadelphia about the shooting on Thursday and said ski masks are prohibited on SEPTA transit.

Plainclothes officers will now be aboard as many rides as possible, he said.

Lawson emphasized that riders are on multiple surveillance cameras when riding SEPTA.

“We’re going to use all that video evidence to secure an arrest and we’re not going to stop. We’re not going to stop looking because we know you’re coming back, and when you come back to make the next trip, look over your shoulder because we’re coming,” Lawson said.

After the shooting, the suspect then ran off.

A $20,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.


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