Teen Shot After Basketball Game

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    A teenager was shot and killed after a neighborhood basketball game Sunday night.

    Police in Darby say 18-year-old Brian Christopher Brunston died at a hospital shortly after the shooting, which happened as he and his friends were walking home from a basketball court around 10 p.m. Sunday.

    Police Chief Robert Smythe says investigators say Brunston and five friends were approached by a gunman, who announced a robbery. The friends took off running and Brunston was shot as he ducked behind parked cars.

    The victim ran several blocks and started banging on the door of a home, before collapsing on the doorstep. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    No arrest was immediately announced and as of Tuesday morning no supsects were named.

    This was just one of a series of violent episodes involving guns over the weekend. A 19-year-old was dragged from his Montgomery County home by masked gunman and found dead miles away. And, a Lackawanna College student was shot and killed following a party.

     


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