Teen killed on basketball court

Loved ones and neighbors look on as police investigate the scene where a teenager was shot to death Tuesday night in the Hartranft section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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Medics pronounced a 17-year-old dead at the scene after he was shot multiple times around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday on a basketball court at the John F. Hartranft School, on West Cumberland Street near North 8th Street.

Loved ones identified the victim as Robert Reid, according to a report from NBC10. Police said he had been shot multiple times in the upper torso, according to CBS3.

Police said that officers on patrol responded to the scene after hearing gunshots, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Witnesses told police that as many as 100 people were attending a cookout in the area at the time of the shooting, according to a report from Fox29. Police told 6ABC that the suspect fired at least ten shots but no other injuries were reported.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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