Wounded teen takes cover inside Germantown convenience store

W. Queen Lane ShootingPolice gather at the scene after a 17-year-old boy was shot multiple times and took cover inside a Sunoco APlus convenience store in the Germantown section of Philadelphia early Friday. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to police, officers from the 14th district responded to the scene to investigate numerous reports of gunshots and a shooting victim.

They found the wounded teen and rushed him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition, according to police, who added that witnesses told them employees had locked the doors after the victim came inside.

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According to a report from 6ABC, police said the gunman tried but failed to follow the victim into the store. NBC10 reported that several customers were inside the store at the time, according to police.

Only one shooting victim was reported Thursday in Philadelphia, bringing the total to just four since Monday, when six men were shot. Check our previous post for the latest roundup of gun violence news: #GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates for 01.16.14

 A stuffed animal hangs with a reward poster at the scene of the Germantown shooting, offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person (s) who killed Adam Hammer at the same corner on 2004. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the murder at the time: Slaying adds to grim statistic Adam Daniel Hammer, shot Tuesday, was the 25th juvenile killed this year in the city. http://articles.philly.com/2004-10-01/news/25391049_1_convenience-store-detectives-statistic


A stuffed animal hangs with a reward poster at the scene of the Germantown shooting, offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who killed Adam Hammer at the same corner on 2004. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the murder at the time: Slaying adds to grim statistic Adam Daniel Hammer, shot Tuesday, was the 25th juvenile killed this year in the city.

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