Teen shot and killed while walking home from school in North Philadelphia, police say

Authorities say a teen boy was shot and killed while walking home from school Monday afternoon in North Philadelphia. 

Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the 2200 block of North 15th Street just before 3 p.m. for reports of a shooting. 

Philadelphia Police Captain John Walker told reporters the 15-year-old student, later identified as Juan "J.R." Carlos Robles-Corona, had just left Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey School when he was approached by at least one gunman who shot him four times in the torso.

Juan Carlos Robles-Corona, who went by "J.R.", was shot and killed in North Philadelphia. 

Officers drove the Robles-Corona to Temple University Hospital where died, according to police. 

Authorities say a 15-year-old was shot and killed while walking home from school Monday in North Philadelphia.

There were at least 20 shots fired during the confrontation, Walker said. Police say Robles-Corona he was in the 8th grade at Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey School.

A law enforcement source told FOX 29 that investigators believe the shooting may have stemmed from a fist fight earlier in the day.

No arrests were reported immediately following the deadly shooting.

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