Armed Citizen Shoots 3 Teens After Being Attacked On City Bus

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — A 24-year-old concealed carrier drew his firearm and shot at least three times, hitting all three of his alleged attackers while on a city bus.

The teens, ages 17, 16 and 15, were all shot in the legs and taken to the hospital in stable condition.

A man opened fire inside of a SEPTA bus claiming he was being attacked by three teenage boys, police say. The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. on the No. 58 bus at Bustleton Avenue and St. Vincent Street in Oxford Circle.


Three other people were on the bus at the time, as well as the bus driver. None of them were injured during the incident.

“Preliminary information is that 24-year-old male who was being physically attacked, did pull a handgun and fire at least three shots,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The 24-year-old had a permit to carry a concealed firearm, and police say he is cooperating with the investigation.

No information was provided as to how the incident began, or any other details surrounding the case.

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