'100% targeted': Teen critically injured in drive-by shooting near his school, police say

Authorities say a Philadelphia teenager was critically injured in a daytime drive-by shooting that happened across the street from his school.

Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the 1500 block of North 52th Street just before 3 p.m. for reports of a shooting. 

Police found a 16-year-old boy shot at least seven times, including four times in the stomach and twice in the chest.

Officers drove the victim to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was placed in critical condition, according to authorities.


Captain John Walker told reporters that the victim, a student at KIPP, left school about 20 minutes before he was allowed to when the shooting happened. 

Investigators believe the victim was sitting on the sidewalk across the street from the backside of the school when a shooter fired from a black Toyota Matrix. 

FOX 29's Shawnette Wilson reports that police believe the shooter's vehicle was stolen in a carjacking that happened in Kingsessing hours earlier.

"One hundred percent targeted, no doubt about it," Walker said. "We're not quite sure why, but there's no doubt this kid was targeted."