Teen Girl Killed, Teen Boy in Critical After Shooting Near Einstein Hospital - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Teen Girl Killed, Teen Boy in Critical After Shooting Near Einstein Hospital

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    A 15-year-old girl was shot and killed near Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia's Olney section. NBC10's Keith Jones has the details. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014)

    A gunman opened fire near Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, killing a 15-year-old girl and critically injuring a 19-year-old man.

    Police say the two victims were with a large crowd of teens near the hospital's main entrance on Old York and Tabor Roads around 4:15 p.m. Monday when a fight broke out.

    During the fight, a gunman described as a "teenager, possibly 17 years old," fired several shots. The 15-year-old girl was struck in the torso.

    The girl ran about half a block and then collapsed on the curb outside the hospital's main entrance, investigators say. She was taken inside the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

    The 19-year-old man was also struck three times. He was also taken inside Einstein, where he is currently in critical condition but expected to survive.

    Officials say both victims were innocent bystanders and not involved in the initial fight. They also say the girl attended Delaware Valley Charter High School which is located near where the shooting took place.

    Investigators have taken into custody five teenagers who they suspect were with the gunman. Those teens are currently being interviewed.

    Police have not released a detailed description of the suspected gunman but say he was wearing a black tank top and may have tattoos on his neck. The suspect was last seen running north on Old York Road.

    Police are also analyzing surveillance video of the incident taken at a nearby Chinese restaurant.

    Einstein Emergency Room was placed on lockdown due to the shooting. The lockdown was lifted around 6 p.m.