Teen shot dead in Upper Darby, police believe kids playing with family gun

Police say a tragedy in Upper Darby resulted in the death of a teenager Friday night.

The teen was shot and killed by a single gunshot on the 6900 block of Ruskin Lane, according to a tweet by Upper Darby Police.

Police say they believe the deadly shooting stemmed from children playing with a family member's gun.

"We’re doing our best in this community to try to really come together and make it a better place for all of us to live and feel safer, so even if this was, maybe, an accident, or something a little bit more serious, it is still a little unnerving," stated neighborhood leader and parent Tomaka Ravenell.

Police are asking families to "educate your children." "I think that is very important and that is something that should be, maybe, offered more and easily accessible for the community," Ravenell added.

The shooting is under investigation.