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Teenage Student Shot Near Philadelphia High School

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An 18-year-old Philadelphia high school student was shot multiple times near Frankford High School Tuesday morning.

Someone shot the high schooler in the back and elbow. The teen was also grazed on the eyebrow during the shooting.

The shooting happened in an alley off Fillmore Street, near Oakland Street, in the Frankford neighborhood just before 8 a.m., Philadelphia police said.

The 18-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition, police and the School District of Philadelphia said.

The shooting took place about a block from Frankford High. The school district confirmed the teen is a student at the school.

Frankford High was briefly placed in a "lock-in" following the shooting, Principal Michael J Calderone said in a letter sent to high school families. Counseling is available for any students who need it.

At least one bullet from the shooting went into the window of a neighbor's home across Oakland Street. That neighbor, who was asleep at the time, said he wasn't struck.

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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