Teen Accidentally Shot While Playing With a Gun: Police

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    A gun went off and the bullet struck a 17-year-old Tuesday night when he and one other person were playing with the weapon. (Published Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014)

    Young people playing with a gun landed a teenager in the hospital overnight, according to Philadelphia Police.

    Police were called to the 3500 block of Jasper Street in the city’s Kensington neighborhood around 11 p.m. Tuesday night to investigate a shooting.

    According to investigators, a 17-year-old and his friend were playing with a gun inside a home along that block when the firearm went off.

    The bullet struck the unidentified teen in the arm. He was rushed the Temple University Hospital where he remained in stable condition Wednesday morning.

    Police didn’t say if anyone would be charged in the case.

    This shooting comes just days after a series of other shootings of children in the city.

    On Sunday, an 11-year-old was shot in the back near Temple University.

    On Saturday, Police say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old sister in their Mantua home while their mother was just down the hall in the bathroom.

    And two Sundays ago, a 17-year-old was shot in the face in a Spring Garden apartment. His 22-year-old friend, who he considered a "brother" was arrested later in the week.