4 Overbrook High Schools students injured in Philly drive-by shooting after being let out early

All four students, between the ages of 15 and 16, are receiving medical care in the hospital and are reported to be stable

4 Overbrook High Schools students injured in Philly drive-by shooting after being let out early
Four high school students were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting in Philadelphia (@JRodzMIA/Twitter screenshot)
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: An apparent drive-by shooting that occurred shortly after a West Philadelphia high school's early dismissal for the day on Wednesday morning, November 23, injured four students. The shooting occurred at around 11.30 am, according to the police. A few students were waiting outside a beauty salon when an SUV pulled up and someone opened fire on the students of Overbrook High Schools.

According to city police, four students were injured. A 15-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder and thigh, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand and leg, and a 16-year-old boy was grazed in the face. All four are receiving medical care in the hospital and are reported to be stable.

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Officer Miguel Torres, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department, told CBS that victims were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Lankenau Medical Center. However, police have not made any arrests in the case and nor have they recovered any weapon used in the attack so far. "We don't know who was targeted if any of the four of them were targeted," said Monique Braxton, the district's deputy chief of communications. He said that parents were being notified early on Wednesday afternoon. "This is outrageous, that young people would be shot shortly after being dismissed from their high school," Braxton added.

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"I’m saddened to hear that gun violence has again struck near a school in #Philadelphia. We need federal, state AND local action, and more community involvement! I’ve voted for several gun-safety bills in the House - the Senate needs to act!" Congressman Dwight Evans, representing the 3rd Congressional District in PA wrote on Twitter, as per the report. Another user said, "You can't even be a kid anymore growing up in these cities. Surrounded constantly by mature themes and heartache. It truly hurts to finally see where you came for what it is from the outside looking in. #Philadelphia #Overbrook #MassShooting". One wrote, "We cannot even go a day without this horror. We have failed our children." Another user pointed out that shootings are now a routine and even hourly occurrence, "It’s no longer a daily occurrence…it’s hourly."

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