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Police are looking for a two teen brothers who got into an argument with Bulls fans while on their way home from a Sixer game then opened fire hitting one of the Bulls fans and an innocent bystander.
Authorities tell NBC10 that the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on the Market-Frankford Line at the 46th Street Station in West Philadelphia, just after the 76ers lost to the Bulls 96-89.
“It’s bizarre. This is behavior that is just over the top,” Lt. John Walker told NBC10. “It’s intolerable. I mean, people have to realize this reckless behavior can not continue.”
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Police say the brothers, Eric and Matthew Early, got into an argument with two Chicago Bulls fans, 30 and 36 years old, about the game. Witnesses tell police the men argued for quite some time before the teens exited the the train at 46th Street. One of them, police say, turned and fired one shot into the crowded subway train, striking one of the Bulls fans in the stomach. The bullet went through the man and hit an innocent bystander in the leg, according to officials.
Police tell NBC10 that the victim who was shot in the leg stayed on the train until the next stop. From there, he went to a relative’s house and that relative called the authorities before taking him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Bulls fan was also taken to HUP.
Both victims are expected to make full recoveries.
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