Police: 2 Philadelphia High School Students Shot, Suspect Held

Friday, 17 Jan 2014 05:24 PM

 

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Two students were shot and wounded on Friday at a charter high school in northern Philadelphia, police said, in the latest of a string of school shootings that have helped fuel a national debate over gun laws.

A suspect was taken into custody, police said.

The students' injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, according to Philadelphia Police spokeswoman Christine O'Brien.

Local television station 6ABC reported that two 15-year-old students, one male and one female, had been shot in the school gymnasium.

On Twitter, Philadelphia police wrote: "Police have Delaware Valley Charter School shooter in custody."

Police also tweeted that the shooter was a student at the school. Earlier, they used Twitter to urge the suspected shooter to turn himself or herself in.

"SHOOTER - Turn yourself in. Get it over with now," they said.

The shooting took place at the Delaware Valley Charter High School at about 3:30 p.m., O'Brien said.

The wounded students were listed in stable condition at a local hospital, the television station said.

The incident follows a shooting on Tuesday at a New Mexico middle school, where a 12-year-old boy is accused of opening fire with a shotgun and seriously wounding two students.

In October, a 12-year-old boy in Sparks, Nevada, opened fire at his school, killing a teacher and wounding two students before killing himself.

The shootings come amid a contentious national debate on gun control that intensified after a young gunman killed 26 people at an elementary school in Connecticut in December 2012.

 

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