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Gunman Critically Injures Teen Boy in Double Shooting at Philly Basketball Court

The 15-year-old and 18-year-old were both at a basketball court on the 1200 block of Carpenter Street at 4:35 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. 

A teen boy is fighting for his life while a second teen is recovering following a double shooting at a Philadelphia basketball court Tuesday afternoon. 

The 15-year-old and 18-year-old were both at a basketball court on the 1200 block of Carpenter Street at 4:35 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. 

The 15-year-old was shot once in the head while the 18-year-old was shot once in his left side. 

The 15-year-old was taken to Jefferson University Hospital in critical condition. The 18-year-old was also taken to Jefferson in stable condition. 

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No arrests have been made in the shooting and a weapon has not been recovered. 

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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