A West Philadelphia shooting left a teen fighting for his life, police said.
"(Doctors) are not certain whether this juvenile is going to survive this gunshot wound," said chief inspector Scott Small.
The 14-year-old boy was shot once in the back just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday along N Simpson Street near Vine Street, said Small.
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Paramedics rushed the boy to Penn Presbyterian Trauma Center where he was last listed in extremely critical condition.
At least eight shots were fired from a semi-automatic weapon, said Small.
It wasn't clear if the boy was targeted or an innocent bystander. The shooter remained on the loose Wednesday morning and a description was not immediately available.
Violence in West Philly continued Tuesday night as gunfire rang out along S Cecil Street near Race Street about a short time later. Police began investigating the shooting after a 26-year-old showed up at Penn Presbyterian Hospital with gunshot wounds to his head, chest and arm. [[373956881, C]]
Doctors preformed surgery on the man who was unable to speak due to his injuries, said police.
Investigators found a blood trail along S Cecil Street as they searched for clues about the shooter.
Surveillance video could help investigators in both separate shootings, said Small.