Masked Gunman Shoots Up Basketball Game - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Masked Gunman Shoots Up Basketball Game

Posted: Updated:
NORTH PHILADELPHIA -

Police say a masked gunman opened fire at a North Philadelphia basketball court that was full of people.

"It was horrific," said Tasha B. who heard the gunshots.

When bullets started flying, one of the two wounded victims raced into the Winchester Playground Recreation Center where Nikita Benson and several others meet weekly.

"He just looked like he was in shock and couldn't believe he was shot," recalled Benson. "It was just horrific."

Benson used her cell phone to call 911 and get help for the 16-year-old who was shot in the hand. A 31-year-old man was shot in the knee.

As police searched for clues to the crime in the 2300 block of North 15th street. People at the rec center comforted one another. Tasha B is furious that the gunman put so many people's lives in danger, especially little kids'.

So far no suspects in custody. The two victims were taken to Temple for their injuries.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:37:44 GMT
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:19:13 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
  • DA: 15-Year-Old Girl Was Driving At Time Of Crash In Wayne County

    DA: 15-Year-Old Girl Was Driving At Time Of Crash In Wayne County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:14:25 GMT
    There are new developments in the deadly crash that killed three Council Rock High School South students.
    There are new developments in the deadly crash that killed three Council Rock High School South students.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices