17-year-old boy shot, killed in Kingsessing, police say

Philadelphia police say a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in the city's Kingsessing neighborhood.

It happened on the 5800 block of Kingsessing Avenue Friday around 8 p.m.

According to police, he was shot once in the chest. The victim was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he died shortly before 8:30 p.m. The victim was later identified as Kyeir Pickens of the 6000 block of Reinhard Street. 

So far, no arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.

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This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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