Teen boy hospitalized after being shot at Philly convenience store

Dan Wing
May 01, 2019 - 8:16 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A teenage boy is in critical condition after being shot twice outside of a corner store in Southwest Philadelphia early Wednesday morning. 

Police say this happened around 12:30 a.m. at a convience store at Woodland and Island avenues.

"The 13-year-old victim just parked his bicycle outside of the store, and he was walking through the front door, and that's when he appears to get shot. And then he runs inside and collapses," Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Small says witnesses reported hearing about eight shots fired in total, and that two of the shots hit the teen in his stomach. Some of the people inside the store ran over and tried to help him out, but he was bleeding heavily and had to be taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for surgery. 

Police are looking over security video from the store and the surrounding area in hopes of identifying a suspect. Investigators are also questioning a number of people who were at the store and in the area when the shooting happened.