Police Expect Philadelphia School Shooting Suspect To Turn Himself In

Philadelphia police told CNN they issued a warrant for a suspect in a shooting that left two Delaware Valley Charter School students wounded Friday and believed the suspect would turn himself in Saturday.

According to CNN, police said that they did not have the juvenile, male suspect in custody, but he was expected to turn himself over to authorities accompanied by an attorney Saturday morning. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said the shooting occurred in a school gym,

“We don’t know the motives,” Ramsey said, “don’t know if it was an accident, don’t know if it was intentional.”

Police initially announced they had a 17-year-old male suspect in custody, but an officer told CNN he was “completely cleared.” Afterwards police said they were looking for two other young men, one of whom turned himself in Friday.

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