Teen boy shot and killed In South Philadelphia

Police say a 16-year-old boy is dead and a 12-year-old boy is hospitalized after being shot near 12th and Fitzwater Streets.

Mike Dougherty
June 16, 2018 - 8:33 am
Philadelphia Police

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A 16-year-old boy is dead and a 12-year-old boy is hospitalized after being shot in South Philadelphia. 

Police believe the shooting was a targeted attack near 12th and Fitzwater Streets around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

"We have at least 22 cartridge casings that were fired," said Captain Frank Paulmbo. "So a lot of shots were fired at the males."

Paulmbo says the 16-year-old was struck in the chest and died a short time later. The 12-year-old was listed in stable condition after being shot in the leg.

One male fled on foot and another drove off in a dark colored sedan.

So far there are no suspects. 

Police are hoping someone on the block has private surveillance footage they will share with homicide detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1.