Police: 12-year-old boy shot and killed in East Frankford home

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in the doorway of his East Frankford home early Sunday morning.

Officials say a person either rang the front doorbell or knocked on the door of a home on the 5000 block of Ditman Street around 2:50 a.m. The shooter reportedly fired a single 9 mm shot through the front door, fatally striking the boy in the forehead.

The boy's 10-year-old sister and his grandmother were also home at the time of the shooting. Neither of them were hurt, according to police.

Authorities said there is no known motive for the shooting. A suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.


Tips can be submitted by calling 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847). Tips can also be submitted anonymously online, here. All tips are confidential.

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