philadelphia pennsylvania shooting
Philadelphia – In another case of a Philadelphia youth victim of gun violence, a teenage boy was ambushed, shot and killed while returning from school in North Philadelphia on Monday afternoon.
15-year-old shot, killed near North Philadelphia school
The 15-year-old lives near the scene, and police believe he may have been returning home from school.
The 15-year-old was shot and killed before 3 p.m. on 15th Street near the corner of Broad Street and Susquehanna Street, a block from the Temple University campus.
The teen, who was in the eighth grade, was shot three times while returning home from school along 15th Street. The police believe he was targeted.
Captain John Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department said:
“These people are going south and arresting him. I’m not sure if there was a shooting or two, but 20 shots were fired.”
“They put him in their police car,” Walker said. “They took him to Temple Hospital. The doctors worked on him frantically, but they couldn’t save his life.”
Hours after the shooting, the boy’s backpack and one of his white shoes were still lying on the sidewalk at the crime scene, as investigators searched for surveillance video and counted the bullet casings.
No weapons were found and no one was arrested.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 215-686-TIPS.