PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four students were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting shortly after a Philadelphia high school left early Wednesday morning, a city school spokeswoman said. .
A 15-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder and thigh, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder, and a 16-year-old boy was grazed in the face and shot, according to city police. A 16-year-old boy was shot in his leg. All four are being treated in hospital and are in stable condition.
Police said no arrests had been made and no weapons had been recovered.
About a block away from Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia, where the shooting took place, the school left early for a parent-teacher meeting, said Monique Braxton, the district’s deputy chief of communications. said in a telephone interview.
Braxton said the district school safety department told her that the students were at a corner store when the shooting happened.
“If one of the four is targeted, we don’t know who was targeted,” Braxton said. His parents were notified early Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s outrageous when young people are shot right out of high school,” Braxton said.
Philadelphia Police spokesman Constable Miguel Torres said the shooting occurred around 11:30 a.m. and that the victims were taken to Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center and Lankenau Medical Center.
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