Police investigating after 17-year-old male found shot in West Philadelphia

A 17-year-old is recovering after he was found in West Philadelphia with a gunshot wound.

Police are investigating after a 17-year-old male was found in West Philadelphia with a gunshot wound.

Officials said police were called to the 5500 block of West Girard Avenue Tuesday afternoon, just before 3, on the report of a shooting.

Responding officers found a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived at the address.

The teen was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and placed in stable condition.

Police said the location of the shooting has not been determined. An investigation into a motive is underway. Officials report no weapon has been found and no arrests have been made.


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