New shooting in the United States: four students shot near their school in Philadelphia
Steph Deschamps / November 24, 2022
Four students, ages 15 and 16, were shot as they left their school in Philadelphia Wednesday morning. All are reportedly in stable condition and their lives are not in danger.
The shots were fired around 11:30 a.m.The school had decided to release the students three hours in advance for the Thanksgiving festivities. The school was eventually locked down for more than an hour after the attack. The four targeted youths were standing outside, one block from their school, when a car approached them. An occupant of the vehicle then shot at them, said Deputy Police Chief John Stanford.
Enough is enough," Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement. "The shootings that rock our country leave holes in the hearts of families and empty seats at Thanksgiving dinners. I've had enough." No motive has been determined at this time, and police said there were no incidents leading up to the attack.