Teen Girl Shot, Police Search for Boy

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    NBC10.com

    Philadelphia Police are searching for a teenage boy who they believe shot a 16-year-old girl inside a West Philadelphia home.

    The shooting took place inside an apartment along the 5100 block of Sansom Street around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, according to police.

    The girl was shot one in the left side of her body by a 17-year-old boy, police said.

    Emergency crews rushed her to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is currently in stable condition.

    Police say they know the identity of the teenage suspect, but have yet to locate him. His identity has not been released to the public. A law enforcement source told NBC10's George Spencer that the teen lives at the home where the shooting took place. 

    The motive for the shooting is currently unclear.