A 17-year-old accused of shooting two SEPTA Market-Frankford Line passengers over a Sixers game is being held on $5 million bail.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has charged Eric Early as an adult. He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy, among other charges, that stem from the December 12 incident.
Authorities say Early opened fire on an El train after he and his brother, Matthew, got into an argument with two Chicago Bulls fans following a Sixers loss to the that team at the Wells Fargo Center.
The argument erupted westbound on the El. When the train stopped at 46th Street about 10:40 p.m., police say, the brothers got out and Eric Early turned and fired into the rail car.
One of the Chicago fans, a 36-year-old man, was shot in the stomach. The same bullet also struck the leg of the other fan, a 30-year-old man.
Police say Early and his brother then fled. They are seeking Matthew Early.
Eric Early, of the 100 block of S. 49th Street, is scheduled for a January 3 court hearing.