A 15-year-old boy died after being shot in the face as a gunman opened fire after a basketball game in Southwest Philadelphia Monday night.
The boy was playing in a community basketball league at a playground on 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue and began walking eastbound after the game ended with a group of other boys, police said. When the teens were about a block away from the playground, a gunman stepped out of an alley near Edgewood Avenue and opened fire, according to police.
The 15-year-old was shot in the face, a 14-year-old was shot in the arm and a 16-year-old in the leg. All three teens were taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where doctors pronounced the 15-year-old dead shortly after midnight. Doctors listed the other two teens in stable.
Investigators said the 15-year-old boy who was shot in the face may have been involved in some type of altercation last week during a community basketball league game that was broken up by organizers. They have not yet confirmed whether or not the shooting was related to that.
Police have not yet released information on any suspects. They continued to investigate early Tuesday.