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Two people were taken into custody in connection with a shooting at a bus stop in Philadelphia. The incident resulted in injuries to eight high school students

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Two 18-year-olds got caught for supposedly shooting at high school students near a bus stop in Northeast Philadelphia. The incident happened on a Wednesday, injuring eight students aged 15 to 17.

Around 3 p.m. on that Wednesday, three people got out of a car, approached the students, and fired at least 30 shots before running away, according to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel.

Deputy Commissioner of Investigations Frank Vanore revealed during a news conference on Monday that the suspects were identified using evidence, including two stolen vehicles. One suspect, Jamaal Tucker, turned himself in, and the other, Ahnile Buggs, was arrested over the weekend.

The injured students, with ages ranging from 15 to 17, suffered gunshot wounds to their legs, arms, backs, and upper bodies. One 16-year-old is in critical condition after being shot nine times, while the others are stable.

Philadelphia District Attorney Lawrence Krasner stated that the two suspects are facing charges related to all eight victims, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, firearms charges, possession of a weapon, simple assault, and reckless endangerment.

Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker addressed concerns about using public transit and assured residents that the city is unapologetic about seeking assistance to ensure public safety. She emphasized a focus on prevention, intervention, and enforcement during tough times.

Authorities at the news conference on Monday urged witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to share it with the police.

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