Updated: Three teens wounded by gunfire outside sweet sixteen party in Nicetown

Germantown Ave & Hunting Park Ave Double Shooting

Police search for evidence after three teens were wounded in a shooting incident shortly before midnight Friday in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Germantown Ave & Hunting Park Ave Double ShootingPolice said they rushed two teenage boys, ages 15 and 16, to Temple University Hospital, where they were both reported in stable condition after they were shot in a gas station parking lot at Germantown Avenue and Hunting Park Avenue.

The 16-year-old was shot in the back and the 15-year-old suffered a foot wound, police said. According to investigators, the victims were attending sweet sixteen party at a nearby catering hall before they were shot.

UPDATE: A third victim — another 15-year-old boy — arrived at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in a private vehicle with graze wounds to both legs, according to later reports from CBS3 and NBC10.

Slideshow: Police investigate Nicetown shooting scene. Photographs by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’12632′]

According to a report from 6ABC, investigators said the victims were being chased by another group after an argument at the party.

Two people have been killed and 10 more have been wounded by shootings reported across Philadelphia so far in July.

View Philadelphia shooting victim reports for July, 2013 in a larger map.

Please share your ideas to stop the shooting in our community by using the #phillypeaceplan hash tag when communicating on social media: http://guncrisis.org/phillypeaceplan/

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  2. Nicetown??? Perhaps it’s time for Philly to consider renaming this section. Afterall, it hasn’t lived up to this moniker for years.

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