Shot Teen Seeks Shelter in Gas Station

By Dan Stamm
|  Friday, Jan 17, 2014  |  Updated 7:10 AM EDT
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The teenager made his way to a gas station where the clerk helped him.

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The teenager made his way to a gas station where the clerk helped him.

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After being shot four times, a teenager got help from employees at a local business.

Police responded to the A-Plus market at the Sunoco station at Queen Street and W Greene Lane in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday.

“Upon police arrival they found a 17-year-old victim inside the A-Plus who’s suffering from four gunshot wounds to the groin area and shoulder,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Medics rushed the unidentified teenager to Einstein Hospital in critical but stable condition, according to police.

The victim told investigators that he was short distance away on the unit block of W Queen Lane when he was shot.

He told police that he ran towards the gas station as the shooter gave chase.

“Once he ran inside the store the employers locked the store so the shooter… could not get in,” said Small.

Small said that there were several customers at the store at the time.

Police didn’t have a motive for the shooting.

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