18-year-old in critical condition after North Philadelphia Christmas shooting

Dan Wing
December 26, 2018 - 7:44 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are searching for a suspect after an 18-year-old was shot in North Philadelphia Tuesday night. 

Philadelphia Police say the young man was shot near a Chinese takeout restaurant on Darien Street around 9 p.m. The victim managed to run into the restaurant looking for help, but he collapsed before speaking with anyone. Chief Inspector Scott Small says at this point, investigators don't know much about what happened leading up to the shooting.

"The only scene we have is the blood outside and inside the store, where he collapsed," Small said. 

Small says police rushed the victim to an area hospital, where he is now listed in critical condition.