2 cousins plead guilty to shooting Philly city bus

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Posted: May 11, 2012 3:39 PM
2 cousins plead guilty to shooting Philly city bus

Two cousins have admitted shooting up a Philadelphia city bus, a strafing captured by dramatic surveillance video that went viral.

Stunningly, no passenger was hit by the multitude of bullets fired into the bus last June.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/KNKWR6) 20-year-old Karon Patterson and 22-year-old Raheen Patterson didn't comment during their court hearing Friday.

Each pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated assault, attempted murder and gun offenses. They'll each serve 15 to 30 years behind bars.

The incident began after one passenger chided another for disciplining her son on the bus. The scolded woman made a cellphone call, and the cousins were waiting for the bus when she got off.

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Bus-mounted cameras recorded the men brandishing guns and passengers hitting the floor.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com