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Suspect In Custody After 7 Shot Near Philadelphia Train Station

Seven people were shot near a train station in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, ABC News reports.

Two weapons have been recovered, and one person is in custody, police said.

Local officials said during a press conference the victims are between the ages of 17 and 71.

ABC’s Christie Ileto reports six individuals are listed stable condition, and one is in critical condition.

The 71-year-old man was shot in the stomach and multiple times in both legs and is listed in critical condition, authorities said.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the afternoon shooting was “brazen.”

“We were able to get someone in custody as quickly as we did because we had officers out working on another assignment,” Outlaw said. “It’s not for our lack of presence out here, but I think it’s very telling that folks willing to engage in these shootings are becoming more and more emboldened whether we’re here or not.”

Outlaw said there could be multiple shooters, but it is not known at this time.

“There were multiple casings found, 18 casings, and we’re still trying to determine if they all came from the same firearm,” she said.

Police said they are working to identify witnesses and track down surveillance footage, ABC reports.

Written by Megan Turner

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