Philadelphia Man Shot at the SEPTA Station. Suspect Found Dead on the Train Tracks!


A normal morning commute turned into a nightmare for one Philadelphia man early this morning. Reports say that police were called to an elevated SEPTA train in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood shortly after 6a.m. on reports of a shooting.


Police say that when they arrived they found a man who had a gunshot wound in his arm claiming that someone at the station has shot him and ran. Witnesses gave the officers a physical description of the suspect and said that he'd jumped the tracks in an attempt to escape. Moments later, police found a dead body on the train tracks. Sources say that the deceased fit the description of the gunman that the police were looking for.


SEPTA didn't reveal the exact circumstances around the shooting.


An officer could be seen blocking the entrance to the el train platform at the Arrott stop at Arrott Street and Frankford Avenue with yellow tape.


SEPTA used shuttle buses to take passengers between the Frankford Transportation Center and Allegheny Station through much of the morning commute. The transit agency warned passengers to expect delays.


The gunshot victim's condition has not been made public but, we pray, he recovers fully.


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