Fox Philadelphia Reporter Hit with Pellets During Live Shot

By Kevin Eck 

Fox owned Philadelphia station WTXF said police are investigating an incident involving a pellet gun that occurred in Center City late Wednesday night.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Shawnette Wilson was hit by projectiles fired from a passing car wile she was live-on air. No crew members were hurt in the incident.

When asked if she was OK by the anchors in studio, she replied “I am standing here talking to you. I am OK. Thank you for asking.”


Police responded to the scene and located the projectiles, which were later described as gel-like pellets.

Philadelphia police tell the station they have received reports of others being hit by pellets in the area. Witnesses and others who may have been hit by pellets are asked to contact police.

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