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Gunman Kills Teen in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy Section

The 18-year-old victim was on the 6700 block of Musgrave Street at 8:54 p.m. when a gunman opened fire.

A gunman shot and killed a teenager in Philadelphia’s East Mount Airy neighborhood Wednesday night. 

The 18-year-old victim was on the 6700 block of Musgrave Street at 8:54 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. The teen was shot once in the face and pronounced dead at 9:04 p.m.

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

As of Tuesday night, there have been 339 homicides in Philadelphia, up 22% from the same time last year which was one of the deadliest on record in the city’s history.

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City leaders are hoping more funds can help stem the violence. The new city budget allocates nearly $156 million on anti-violence measures, $22 million of which will go toward the Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant Program. The program is designed to provide funds to organizations working toward reducing violent crime in the city.

District Attorney Larry Krasner announced Monday that another $254,000 in grants would be given to ten anti-violence groups in the city. Since May, the city’s violence prevention grant funding has totaled more than $490,000.

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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