Teen killed, another critically wounded; police vehicle struck

Slide show above: Police investigate after gunfire killed one teen, wounded another and struck a police vehicle Saturday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Shots fired at barbecue:

Gunfire killed a 16-year-old and critically wounded a 19-year-old around 11:15 p.m. Saturday on West Montgomery Avenue near North 8th Street in the Ludlow section of North Philadelphia. Police rushed the younger teen to Temple University Hospital, but he did not survive.

Officers were responding to a disturbance reported at a barbecue where 300 people had gathered, according to NBC10. 6ABC reported that gunshots broke out as police were trying to disperse the crowd.

Gunfire shattered a window in one of the responding police vehicles, but no injuries to police officers were reported.

Recent teen victims:

As we previously reported, a 14-year-old was wounded in a double shooting Friday evening in the Logan section of the city.

Medics rushed a 13-year-old boy to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot last Monday in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. And a 15-year-old survived a gunpoint abduction in the city earlier this week.

Last year, seven percent — or 78 of Philadelphia’s 1,128 shooting victims — were 17 years of age or younger, according to Philadelphia Police data.

Live blog:

Eight people were shot in the span of three hours ending early Sunday in Philadelphia, bringing the the total to 15 people shot since Friday afternoon. Check our live blog for the latest information: Weekend Report: 06.20.14 -- 06.22.14

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