Photos from the scene: Child shot Monday in South Philadelphia

Slide show above: Neighbors watch as police search for suspects after a 13-year-old was shot Monday afternoon. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Medics rushed a 13-year-old boy to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot late Monday afternoon in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.

Witnesses, including the detective, told investigators that the gunman seemed to have targeted the teen, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Police said the shooting erupted over a bicycle that had been stolen from the boy Sunday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Police said the victim was in a car with his stepfather and another young teen in the area of 20th and Morris Streets at the time of the incident, according to CBS3. 6ABC reported that a male suspect approached the car and fired at least 8 shots into the vehicle at close range.

A detective witnessed the shooting and followed the suspected shooter and another male to a home nearby on Mountain Street near 20th, according to the NBC10Fox29 reported that SWAT teams cleared the house but found a bag filled with guns inside.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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