4 Overbrook High School students shot in West Philadelphia

Gerard Ortiz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Four Overbrook Higher College college students have been shot Wednesday morning soon immediately after dismissing for the Thanksgiving break. Police said it took place outdoors The Elegance Lounge at 60th and Oxford Streets, just just after 11:30 a.m.

Law enforcement say a variety of college students have been standing outdoors the natural beauty salon when a silver Hyundai SUV drove up and somebody within the motor vehicle began firing shots at the team. 

Two 15-yr-outdated women were being injured, just one was shot in the shoulder and a further sustained a graze wound to the shoulder. Two 16-calendar year-old boys ended up also wounded, one particular suffered a graze wound to the head and a different was shot in the leg. 

Law enforcement said all learners were being taken to regional hospitals and are in steady ailment. 

Police say some of the gunfire struck the attractiveness salon. Luckily for us, no 1 inside the elegance salon was hurt. 

The Philadelphia Federation of Academics introduced the subsequent assertion: 

“The ongoing scourge of gun violence continues to plague our metropolis and our country. I am enraged by the shooting outside of Overbrook High University this afternoon that hurt four learners and certainly traumatized so lots of extra learners, staff, and community associates. Though I am grateful that the learners wounded show up to be in secure affliction, I am disgusted by the stage of violence impacting so many across this city and country. It is properly past time for significant and sustainable action on gun reform. In the previous two weeks, we have found the relentless affect of this disaster across the country, with deadly mass shootings at UVA, at Club Q in Colorado Springs, and at a Chesapeake, VA Walmart. In 2022 in our beloved town, we have observed the devastation wrought by this disaster with 435 fatal shootings as of yesterday. These days, college students leaving Overbrook Large Faculty, ready for time off from faculty with their beloved types, had their life upended by the devastation wrought by gun violence. No a person need to have to go to faculty in panic. Or go to a club in panic. Or go to work in panic. Or basically exist in anxiety for their lifetime. This Thanksgiving, I’ll be keeping the entire Overbrook Higher School local community, and all impacted by this ongoing crisis, in my heart and brain. I reaffirm this union’s deep dedication to ending the disaster of gun violence.”

No word on what led to the taking pictures. 

The football recreation concerning Overbrook and West Philadelphia scheduled for Thursday has been canceled out of an abundance of caution due to the shooting, the School District of Philadelphia reported. 

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