Police have released graphic video in an attempt to find two suspects who last night shot two passengers on the Market-Frankford El following an argument about the Philadelphia 76ers.
The victims, aged 30 and 36, boarded the el at 15th and Market streets around 10:40 p.m., according to investigators. An argument then erupted among several passengers on the train about that night's 76ers basketball game.
Two men involved in the dispute exited the train at the 46th Street Station. Investigators said one of the men raised a handgun and fired a single shot from the platform into the train.
The bullet struck one of the victims in the stomach, passed through him and hit the second victim in the thigh. Both of the men are hospitalized in stable condition.
The gunman is described as a thin, 16 to 19-year-old black male wearing a blue puffy vest over a gray hoodie and black pants with a white stripe. The second suspect is described as a thin, 16 to 19-year-old black male between five-foot-eleven and six-feet tall wearing a gray hoodie and jeans.
Anyone with information about the shooting or suspects is asked to call 911, contact the Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183 or 3184, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773487) or by filling out this online form.