PHILADELPHIA — Four students were wounded in an apparent shooting shortly after their Philadelphia high school let out early Wednesday morning, a city schools spokesman said.
City police said a 15-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder and thigh, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder, a 16-year-old boy suffered a facial wound and a gunshot wound. hand, and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg. All four received treatment at the hospital and were in a stable condition.
Police say no arrests have been made and no weapons have been found.
The shooting happened about a block from Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia, where school let out early for parent-teacher conferences, the district’s deputy communications director, Monique Braxton, said in a phone interview.
Braxton said the district’s Office of School Safety told her the students were at a corner store when the shooting occurred.
“We don’t know who was targeted, if any of the four of them were targeted,” Braxton said. The parents were notified on Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s outrageous that young people would be shot shortly after being dismissed from their high school,” Braxton said.
Officer Miguel Torres, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department, said the shooting occurred around 11:30 am. He said the victims were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Lankenau Medical Center.