Neighbors watch the police investigation after their homes were struck by stray bullets at the scene where a teenager was shot late Wednesday night in the Olney section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Philadelphia Police officers from the 35th District responded to a call for a shooting on the 100 block of West Roselyn Street at about 11:30 p.m. and found a 16-year-old who had been shot in the chest, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The victim was reported in in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center, according to 6ABC. According to myfoxphilly.com, police say that they found two guns in a car nearby and took a man into custody on weapons possession counts.
At least 14 fired shell casings were located at the crime scene, and two parked cars and three homes were struck by gunfire. According to NBC10, no injuries were reported in the homes that were struck.
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Other incidents have left one man dead and four people wounded:
- As we reported earlier, a 45-year-old man was shot to death shortly after midnight in Germantown.
- A 24-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the shoulder in Hunting Park overnight, according to 6ABC.
- Local media and social media sources reported a triple shooting in Fairhill Thursday afternoon.