Center City Philadelphia

Man Shot in Center City Drive-by, Bullets Strike Restaurant

A 19-year-old man was shot in an apparent drive-by shooting at 17th Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City Philadelphia late Wednesday night

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A young man was shot in a drive-by shooting in Center City Philadelphia that left bullet holes in a restaurant late Wednesday night.

Philadelphia and SEPTA police rushed to 17th Street and JFK Boulevard around 11:10 p.m. to find a 19-year-old man shot at least three times in his arms and leg, Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace said. A SEPTA officer rushed the man to the hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

The shots appeared to have come from a passing car on 17th Street, Pace said.

At least 15 shots were fired with some of the bullets striking the glass of a restaurant at the corner, investigators said.

Police continued to investigate the shooting past midnight.

A satchel or purse was left in the middle of street and was part of the police investigation, Pace said.

Investigators gave no motive for the shooting and no arrests were made as of Thursday morning.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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