SEPTA bus driver brings gunshot victim on board

A bloody 31-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his ankle pounded on the front doors of a Route 60 bus Saturday night in an attempt to escape his attackers, police said.

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A bloody 31-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his ankle pounded on the front doors of a Route 60 bus Saturday night in an attempt to escape his attackers, police said.

 

 

Around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, the man was walking to the stop at Broad and Glenwood Streets in North Philadelphia when a group of men began taunting him and then started chasing him. The man then heard between 6 and 8 gunshots and felt pain in his ankle and realized he was shot, police said.

 

He saw the bus approaching the stop, so he quickly ran toward it and started pounding on the doors.

The driver, who told police he saw the group chasing the man before he stopped, brought the injured man aboard.

The driver stopped the bus at Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue where police were waiting.

He was taken to Temple University and treated for a broken left tibia. He's listed in stable condition.

Police officials said they think the group consisted of about four to five Hispanic and black males. No arrests have been made.

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