Six People, Including Teen, Hurt in North Philadelphia Shooting

The victims were on 8th and Clearfield streets around 5:30 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire

A teenage boy and five men were hurt during a shooting in North Philadelphia Sunday evening.

The victims were on 8th and Clearfield streets around 5:30 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire. A 21-year-old man was shot once in the left shoulder, a 22-year-old man was shot once in the chest, a 14-year-old boy was shot once in the right hand and a 27-year-old man was shot once in the right hip and once in the right foot.

Two 20-year-old men were also shot though police did not reveal where they were struck.

All six victims were taken to Temple University Hospital where they are in stable condition.

"Very little information on how the shooting occurred," Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said. "We believe the shooters were in a vehicle, pulled up on the location and fired on the street."

No arrests have been made and police have not yet released a description of any suspects.

"Right now we don't have witnesses other than the people who are the victims and they're at the hospital being treated," Chief Coulter said.

Residents told NBC10 the threat of violence is something they constantly deal with in the area where the shooting occurred.

"No one should have to live the way the people out here have to live around here," Elizabeth Goda said. "When they shoot, you never know if they're going to drive-by and thinking you're watching them."

Investigators are checking nearby surveillance footage. If you have any information on the shooting, please call Philadelphia Police.

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