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Dayemen Taylor Philadelphia PA | What happened to Dayemen Taylor Imhotep?

On Monday afternoon, just after Imhotep Institute Charter High School dismissed its students, a shooting occurred as students were boarding a SEPTA bus. Two young men wearing hoodies and masks approached from behind and fired at least 40 shots indiscriminately at the crowd of students.

Five people were shot, including a 14-year-old boy, a 71-year-old woman, and 17-year-old Dayemen Taylor Imhotep student. Dayemen Taylor was targeted and shot multiple times, and he died at the scene. The motive for targeting him is unclear, as he was a respected student with no prior issues with law enforcement.


Dayemen Taylor Imhotep


What happened to Dayemen Taylor Imhotep?


Two other Imhotep students, aged 15 and 14, were also struck by stray bullets, along with two women seated on the bus, aged 50 and 71. The 71-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound to her forehead and required surgery, but she is stable.



The shooting occurred in an area that should have been safe, with police escorts and school staff present. The incident has left the community shaken, with the police commissioner calling it a "tragedy" that the sanctity of a school setting was violated, resulting in the loss of a student's life.




No arrests have been made yet, and the investigation into the motive is ongoing, although a potential link to an earlier fight at the school is being explored.


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