Gun Goes Off at SEPTA Station, Shrapnel Hits Rider Heading to 'Hunger Games'
Surveillance video shows the incident taking place on the SEPTA platformBy Vince Lattanzio
A woman on her way to see the new blockbuster film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is nursing shrapnel wounds after becoming the victim of an accidental shooting at a SEPTA El station.
Shirley Williams, of Wilmington, Del., was sitting on a bench, waiting for a Market-Frankford train at SEPTA's 40th and Market station around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, when she felt a sharp pain in her left cheek.
The 22-year-old quickly stood up and went to a SEPTA employee, who told her she was bleeding, she said. Police began investigating and upon watching surveillance video from the platform, realized Williams had been hit by bullet fragmentsSTORY AND VIDEO