Girl, 17, Walks Herself to Hospital After Being Struck by Stray Bullet

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    A teenage girl is in stable condition after being shot by a stray bullet in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. (Published Monday, Apr 28, 2014)

    A teenage girl walked herself to the hospital after being struck by a stray bullet while walking in Philadelphia’s Frankford neighborhood last night.

    Philadelphia Police said the 17-year-old was walking across Frankford Avenue around 8:30 p.m. when she heard what sounded like gunfire.

    She then felt something in her leg and realized a bullet had struck her in the leg.

    The girl managed to walk a couple of blocks to Aria-Frankford where she was listed in stable condition with a graze wound to her thigh.

    Police investigated the shooting and discovered shell casings along the 1600 block a Margaret Street. Investigators said that the bullet that struck the girl likely came from that location.

    Police said the girl didn't appear to be the intended target.

    No one was arrested and the investigation continued into Monday morning.