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Parents Turn-In Son For SEPTA Subway Shooting

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One day after a teenager opens fire on-board a SEPTA subway train sending passengers into a panic; the suspected gunman, who's  just 15-years-old, was marched into Central Detectives by his parents.

"I  made the phone call to the father and the father had the  son here within an hour and a half," explained Philadelphia Police Captain Sharon Seaborough

Sources close to the investigation tell Fox 29 News  Philadelphia Family Court's Juvenile Enforcement Team  tracked  the teen  down to Upper Darby High School.

The teen also  has a history of fighting and arrests.

Just this week he was arrested at Upper Darby High for fighting and marijuana possession.

And he's on probation in Delaware County.

 Surveillance cameras on the subway and platform captured  the chaos of the shooting.

It shows the teenager opening  fire on the train at the broad street line's Susquehanna-Dauphin station.

A witness says four shots were fired.

A 14-year-old was shot in the leg.

A 17-year-old was shot in the arm.

"We believe there was a prior altercation between the males and had nothing to do with schools," explained Lt. Patrick Doherty. "It was individuals who just happened to meet on the train words were exchanged and one individual fired into the train."

Sources tell Fox 29 the suspected gunman  attended Gratz High last year.

Investigators say they don't have a  confession. And they aren't saying if they've recovered a weapon .

The suspect is scheduled to be in court Friday.

Another teen taken into custody on Carlisle Street Wednesday is still in custody and may also face charges.  

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