4 Shot, Including 2 Kids, Outside North Philadelphia Take Out Restaurant

A pair of boys and two men were shot as a gunman peppered a North Philadelphia street with bullets Tuesday night, police said.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. outside a take out restaurant at 24th Street and Ridge Avenue.

Police said the gunman opened fire from the passenger side of a dark sedan rolling southbound along 24th Street. At least 16 shots were fired.

A 22-year-old man was hit in the back and leg, police said. Two 13-year-olds were each shot once in the leg leaving one teen with a fractured bone. A 52-year-old man was also hit in the back by the gunfire.

Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said investigators believe the 22-year-old man was the intended target. The other three victims were caught in middle.

All four victims are expected to survive, though the 22-year-old remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Investigators are working to determine the relationship between the 22-year-old and the shooter.

Small said detectives recovered surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.

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