The incident took place shortly before 11 p.m. in the area of Norris and Warnock Streets, near 11th Street, on the edge of the main campus of Temple University, which has sent several alerts concerning nearby shooting incidents in recent months, detailed below.
Police said that officers were responding to reports of gunfire when they located the victim and rushed him to to Temple University Hospital.
The wounded teen was listed in critical condition, according to CBS3. NBC10 reports that no arrests have been made. The victim told police that he had gone to the area to meet a woman and heard someone call his name before he was shot, according to a report posted at philly.com.
Temple University tweeted last night’s first alert shortly after midnight, adding later that nobody from TU was believed to have been involved but that “students should stay away from the area.” A final update reported that the investigation had been completed.
Early on November 6th, Temple alerted that a “a non-TU-related man” had been shot near Temple University Hospital, as we previously reported.
An October 13th tweet from Temple advised readers to avoid an area on North Willington Street, just west of the main campus, due to “police activity.” The Temple News later reported that a 17-hour standoff between police and an armed Temple student ended with the suspect being detained in safe condition, according to police.
On October 5th, Temple tweeted an advisory to avoid the area of a “non-TU-related shooting” investigation at 11th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, also close to the edge of the campus.
In August, a tweet from @TempleUniv advised avoiding the area of another shooting reported near TU Hospital. A follow-up announcement added that no Temple students or personnel were involved, and included a description of the suspect. We also published a report from that scene.
As we previously reported, five people were shot in Philadelphia one night earlier, 12 people were shot in the city last weekend and 19 were shot one weekend earlier.
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