Morgan Zalot

Gunfire Erupts Outside Northeast Philadelphia Elementary School

Gunfire erupted outside a Philadelphia elementary school while class was in session Thursday afternoon.

Police responded to Bridge and Charles streets, in East Frankford, for reports of a shooting just before 1 p.m. They said a 20-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the back of his head and his stomach. He remained in critical condition at Aria Health's Torresdale hospital later Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened just outside Smedley Elementary School.

SkyForce10 captured images of several police vehicles parked outside the school in the aftermath of the shooting. Police said they have not made any arrests and were searching for a man in a black SUV in connection with the shooting.

School officials declined to comment on whether or not the school was locked down after the shooting.

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