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Woman Who Sparked A Violent SEPTA Bus Shooting Receives 5-10 Years

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It was dramatic video and you watched it first on Fox 29.

Last year, we aired dramatic video that showed two gunmen shooting right into a Septa bus in Philadelphia and threatening passengers. 

It all started when Penny Chapman became upset when another passenger criticized her for spanking her child.  Chapman then made a phone call and asked for acquaintances to shoot at that passenger when the bus got to her stop.

Minutes later, she got off the back door of the bus. Prosecutors say the boy's uncle, Angel Lecourt, is waiting for them outside.

Lecourt helps them off, and then holds the door for brothers Karon and Raheen Patterson, who start firing into the bus with a large assault rifle and a handgun.

The video shows a mother grabing her four-year-old son and running for cover. A man sitting right by the back door is frozen, and can only slump back in his seat. 

Many of the other passengers ran toward the front of the bus, and piled on top of each other, desperate to get off. 

The bus driver then gunned it and drove to Temple Hospital.  The bus was carrying 10 to 15 passengers at the time of the shooting.  Miraculously, noone was injured.

Today, Penny Chapman, who plead guilty to attempted murder and aggravated assault, was sentenced to 5-10 years and 5 years probation.

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