A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed near an elementary school in North Philadelphia Friday morning.
The child was shot in the chest shortly after 9 a.m. on the 3100 block of Judson Street, a residential neighborhood about half a mile from the E. Washington Rhodes School, which was placed on lockdown as a result of the gunfire, the Philadelphia Police Department said.
The lockdown was lifted "without incident" around noon, PPD spokeswoman Tanya Little said.
It was not immediately clear what led to a shooting, nor was an arrest immediately announced. Police officers were looking through a PT Cruiser as part of their investigation.
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The 13-year-old becomes at least the 166th child shot in Philadelphia this year, according to data from the city controller’s office.
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