A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood Tuesday night.
The child was inside a home on the 5900 block of North 20th Street shortly before 10 p.m. when he was shot in the face. He was taken to the Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said late Tuesday night that there was some "negligence" involved in the incident but did not go into further detail. Police are currently speaking with everyone who was inside the home at the time of the shooting.
Police later located the gun used in the shooting but have not yet revealed what led to the incident. They continue to investigate.
A quadruple shooting also occurred in North Philadelphia Tuesday night. A gunman shot four people on Darien and Somerset streets. Three of the victims were taken to Temple University Hospital while a fourth victim showed up at the hospital later. Police have not yet revealed their conditions.
No arrests have been made in the quadruple shooting and police have not released descriptions of any suspects.
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