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Gunman Shoots, Kills Teen Boy in North Philadelphia

An investigation is underway after 16-year-old Amir Lassiter was shot and killed in North Philadelphia

Bruce Ryan

An investigation is underway after a teen boy was shot and killed in North Philadelphia.

The 16-year-old boy, later identified as Amir Lassiter was on the 3100 block of North 24th Street at 1:39 p.m. Monday when an unidentified gunman opened fire. The teen, who lived on the block, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene by responding medics a short time later, Philadelphia police said.

No arrests have been made and no weapon has been recovered. Police have not released a description of any suspects.

Philadelphia has seen a spate of shootings involving teens and children within the last few months. The victims include an 18-year-old high school football star, an 11-year-old boy, 10-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl, an 11-month-old boy and two brothers, ages 7 and 18.

There are additional community resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence. Further information can be found here.

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