Boy, Man Struck in Shooting - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Boy, Man Struck in Shooting



    A 12-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man were struck after a shooting in the Lawncrest section of the city. NBC10's Keith Jones has the details. (Published Friday, May 2, 2014)

    A young boy and a man are recovering after a shooting in the Lawncrest section of the city.

    Officials say the 12-year-old boy and 21-year-old man were walking across Van Kirk Street Friday night when an unidentified gunman fired eight shots about 200 feet away.

    The 12-year-old boy was struck in the thigh while the 21-year-old was struck in the chest.

    The boy was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital. He is currently in stable condition. The 21-year-old was taken to the Einstein Medical Center. He's in critical but stable condition.

    Police say the boy lives near the scene of the shooting. They suspect he was an innocent bystander while the man was the intended target.

    Police are currently investigating whether the shooting was captured on surveillance video from nearby businesses.

    Investigators have not yet released a description of the suspect.