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Gunman Shoots and Kills Boy, 14, in Olney

The 14-year-old boy was on the 5900 block of Mascher Street at 5:12 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. 

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A gunman shot and killed a teen boy in Philadelphia’s Olney neighborhood early Thursday evening. 

The 14-year-old boy was on the 5900 block of Mascher Street at 5:12 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. 

The teen was shot once in the chest and once in the back. He was taken to Einstein Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m. No arrests have been made and police have not released a description of any suspects or recovered a weapon. 

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The shooting is the latest incident of gun violence that has plagued Philadelphia this year. Last week, homicides in Philadelphia reached the third-highest single-year total in the last 60 years of record-keeping. 

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