Teen Shot After Basketball Game

Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 10:22 AM EDT
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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.

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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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