Police rushed a 16-year-old to Temple University Hospital but he did not survive his wounds after he was shot Monday night in North Philadelphia. The victim was struck shortly before 9 p.m. on West Huntingdon Street near North 24th Street.
According to police, the victim was outside his home on West Huntingdon Street when the shooter opened fire. Authorities said at least 19 shots were fired, according to a report from 6ABC. The Philadelphia Daily News reported that police were investigating whether the victim was the intended target or struck by a stray bullet.
Five people were shot, on fatally, during incidents reported Monday in Hunting Park, Southwark and West Philadelphia, as we previously reported. Another 30 people were shot during the first seven days of September in Philadelphia.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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