Delaware Valley Charter School student arrested for shooting that injured two

Philadelphia crime scene
Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro

A student at the Delaware Valley Charter School was arrested this afternoon for shooting two fellow students inside the school’s gym, police said.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said today the victims were a male and female student at the Logan charter school, located at 5201 Old York Road. They each suffered gun shots wounds to the arm, just before 3:30 p.m. while in gym class. There were about seven other students in class, but no other injuries were reported.

Police did not release the suspect’s identity because he is a juvenile. He was arrested at his South Philadelphia home.

Ramsey said it’s unclear whether it was one bullet that injured the victims, or several shots. The gun has not yet been located, he said.

Ramsey said he’s not sure how the suspect was able to bring the gun into the school, but “clearly the gun got inside,” he said.

Both victims are in stable condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

The school remains on lock down.

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