Two Bulls Fans Were Shot on The El Last Night

The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune are reporting that two Bulls fans bragging about their team’s victory were shot on the El in West Philly last night: [Chicago Tribune]

The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. after “a little bit of banter” between the two fans and two other people, described as between 16 and 19, at 46th and Market streets in West Philadelphia, police said. 

One of the Bulls fans, a 36-year-old man, quarreled with the teens and was shot in the stomach as the teens exited the train at 46th street, according to Lt. John Walker. The other Bulls fan, a 30-year-old man, tried to calm things down and was shot in the thigh, he said. 


The two men are in stable condition. 

This is horrible, no question. But before the predicted national media onslaught of Philly fans are the worst, let’s please consider the situation: two adult Bulls fans, from Philly, starting shit with teenagers on the El at night. A sideways glance could get you shot in West Philly at night. Bragging about your surrogate team’s victory (does Jordan still play for the Bulls?) over the hometown team on The El at 46th and Market gives you about the same chance of being shot by an idiot as if your name was Spalding and you were being handled by Nick Young. It's not smart. Let’s just be glad no one is dead here. And let’s do something about that gun problem sooner rather than later. 

With Love, Philadelphia XOXO.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

23 Responses

  1. A sideways glance nearly got me in trouble in BROAD DAYLIGHT over a decade ago, so yeah, I know the score about life in West Philly where I’ve lived all my life, and would leave in a New York minute if I could. Meanwhile, it’s a damn sad commentary when you can’t talk crap about your squad after a win without taking your life in your hands. What’s even worse is that the Sixers aren’t important enough to shoot somebody over. Pathetic.

  2. Why were 2 grown ass men taunting teenage boys about the Sixers losing in the 1st place when they’re both from Philly not Chicago(SMH).

  3. @ThePhillyFlash – I know exactly what you’re talking about. I use to take the El from 69th street to center city then the 2 bus The Prep every day for 2 years.
    Now that I’m a parent I have no idea WTF my parents were thinking that commuting to school in that manner was safe. An undersized white boy in a shirt, tie, and dinner jacket on the El at 6:00 am is sage.

  4. No one started taunting these two animals, it was the other way around when they realized the guy was a Chicago fan. This is ridiculous to defend vermin just because the guy who was shot made a foolish decision. Philadelphia ia a cesspool and I would leave in a minute if I could afford to.

  5. If you really think Philly is a cesspool try Oakland or Detroit for a few years, then imagine the US in 40 years when whites are the minority. These people would put Katt Williams in office if he wasn’t too high on bath salts to run a campaign.

  6. gives you about the same chance of being shot by an idiot as if your name was Spalding and you were being handled by Nick Young.
    Great stuff!

  7. New Orleans, United States
    Population: 220,614 to 312,000 (2007); estimates vary due to displacement of people after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
    Murder rate: Estimates range from 67 (New Orleans Police Department) to 95 (Federal Bureau of Investigation) per 100,000
    Whats happening: With its grinding poverty, an inadequate school system, a prevalence of public housing, and a high incarceration rate, the Big Easy has long been plagued with a high rate of violent crime. Katrina didnt help. Since the hurricane struck in 2005, drug dealers have been fighting over a smaller group of users, leading to many killings. On just one four-block stretch of Josephine Street, in the city center, four people were murdered in 2007 and 15 people shot, including a double homicide on Christmas day. A precise murder rate is hard to pinpoint because the population is swelling quickly, approaching its pre-Katrina numbers. Whether you use New Orleanss own figures or the FBIs, however, the city remains the most deadly in the United States, easily surpassing Detroit and Baltimore with 46 and 45 murders per 100,000 people, respectively

  8. lot’s of blacks living in one area – lot’s of shootings over nothing –
    happens every day, every weekend – everywhere
    it’s their way of life/death
    it’s way I don’t set foot in Philly

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *