Police: 15-year-old shot in West Philadelphia

A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized Monday night after police say he was shot in West Philadelphia. 

Offices originally responded to the 14000 block of North Alden Street where they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the foot and torso. The victim, who was conscious and talking, informed police that he had been shot on the 1300 block of North 57th Street around 11:30 p.m.

Police and medics transported the victim to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he was listed in critical condition.

Officers then went to the scene on North 57th Street where they found spent shell casings from two different caliber firearms.

Police say the victim was walking with two other people, a 14-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man, when they encountered two armed males who began shooting at them.

Police located the two males who were with the victim and they were unharmed.



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