A 12-year-old boy is in the hospital after being shot in the arm in North Philadelphia.
The boy was on the 1800 block of Mascher Street Sunday at 3:33 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. The boy was struck once in the right arm and taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where he is in stable condition.
No arrests have been made and police have not released a description of any suspects.
The shooting is the latest violent incident in Philadelphia involving an underage victim. According to statistics released by Philadelphia police, 14 people under the age of 17 have been killed so far this year and there have been more than 70 shootings involving minors. This marks a four-year high, police said.