'We need the community's help': Police make plea for witnesses to come forward in West Philly triple shooting

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a group of suspects wanted in connection with a triple shooting in West Philadelphia that left teens injured. 

According to authorities, the shooting occurred on the 1500 block of N Frazier Street on Monday around 4 p.m. 

Police say a 13-year-old and two 16-year-olds were injured in the brazen broad daylight shooting. 

Officials say that the 13-year-old, who was shot in the abdomen, was transported to Lankenau Medical Center and placed in critical condition. 


One 16-year-old was shot five times throughout his body and transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition, according to police. 

Authorities say the other 16-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to a local hospital, where he was placed in stable condition. 

On Thursday, police released surveillance video of the shooting, showing four masked suspects they say were armed with rifles and semi-automatic pistols.

According to investigators, the suspects fired more than 60 shots before fleeing the area on Lansdowne Avenue. 

In a press conference, Shooting Investigation Group Commanding Officer Captain James Kearney said two of the teen victims are still fighting for their lives, while one is in stable condition. 

Kearny also made a plea to members of the community or anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to come forward with information. 

"We need the community's help," he said, emphasizing that police believe someone in the neighborhood may have information that is vital to the investigation. 

Authorities say they believe the shooters were dropped off and picked up in a newer model gray Honda CRV that Pennsylvania State Police later found burned. 

Police are also checking for other surveillance video that may have captured the suspects, officials say. 

Anyone with information on this is urged to contact Philadelphia police or submit an anonymous tip online.