Barricade situation cleared after boy, 16, fatally shot in Southwest Philadelphia

Homicide detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department are investigating a shooting that left a teenage boy dead in the city. 

According to authorities, the shooting occurred on the 5300 block of Grays Avenue around 10:34 a.m. on Thursday. 

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy n was shot two times in the head. 


Police transported him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 a.m. 

According to officials, police declared a barricade at the scene at 12:40 p.m. 

Authorities had stated several people were inside the location and shots were believed to be fired around the time the teen was killed. 

SWAT teams later cleared the house and found no one inside. Police say blood was found inside the house and the investigation is ongoing. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.