Police: 16-year-old in critical condition after being shot in North Philadelphia

Police are investigating after they say a 16-year-old boy was shot in North Philadelphia.

It happened on 21st and Master streets around 3 p.m. Monday.

According to police, the teen, a student at Vaux High, was shot multiple times. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Investigators say witnesses tell them someone fired seven shots from a black Nissan, possibly an Altima or Maxima. 

“It was multiple fights in the school, outside the school, and after school that led to this circumstance here, and so right now, we’re canvassing the area for cameras. It's a difficult intersection, not a lot of buildings and structures here,” said Philadelphia Police Captain Nashid Akil.

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

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 


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