Police rushed two young teens to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after they were struck by gunfire just after 10 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 30th and Morris Streets in South Philadelphia.
A 15-year-old was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the hand. A 14-year-old who had been grazed on his shoulder was also reported stable.
According to police, officers were responding to a report of gunshots when the found the wounded teens, as well as 11 fired shell casings at the scene.
Last year, 78 of Philadelphia’s 1,128 shooting victims were under 18 years of age, according to Philadelphia Police data.
More than 1,000 aggravated assaults with guns have now been reported in the city during 2014, according to the most recent police update.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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