Boy, 16, critically injured after someone shot him multiple times in SW Philadelphia, police say

A 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was shot multiple times on a Southwest Philadelphia street.

Officials said the victim was found by 12th District officers on the 2100 block of South 67th Street. The shooting happened Thursday evening, just before 6:30.

The 16-year-old was rushed by medics to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was placed in critical condition.


Officials say an active investigation is underway, though no one is in custody. A gun was recovered by police.


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